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Book Review: <em>Ghost Fleet</em> and the Future of Great Power War
July 07, 2015
Book Review: Ghost Fleet and the Future of Great Power War
Peter W. Singer and August Cole shine in Ghost Fleet.
Book Review: Ghost Fleet and the Future of Great Power War
China’s Naval Diplomacy: PLAN Ships Visit German Port of Hamburg
January 21, 2015
China’s Naval Diplomacy: PLAN Ships Visit German Port of Hamburg
Naval support for Chinese diplomacy is an increasingly important function of the PLAN.
China’s Naval Diplomacy: PLAN Ships Visit German Port of Hamburg
Are Fighters the New Capital Ships?
March 27, 2014
Are Fighters the New Capital Ships?
Air war has, in effect, become as costly as naval war. What are the implications for strategy?
Are Fighters the New Capital Ships?
Why South Korea’s Building an Impressive Navy
October 24, 2013
Why South Korea’s Building an Impressive Navy
Some argue the ROK Navy’s rising power is pointless. But there are multiple purposes to navies.
Why South Korea’s Building an Impressive Navy
May 01, 2013
In the Shadow of China's Rise
Japan and India are strong naval powers. Both face China’s growing might from different perspectives.
In the Shadow of China's Rise
China's New Aircraft Carrier: A Long Path Ahead
April 23, 2013
China's New Aircraft Carrier: A Long Path Ahead
While China’s new carrier has made big strides, the development of a modern carrier strike group will take time.
China's New Aircraft Carrier: A Long Path Ahead
Iran’s Nuclear Submarine Gambit
April 18, 2013
Iran’s Nuclear Submarine Gambit
“At present, we have no enrichment plan for purity levels above 20 percent, but when it comes to certain needs…”
Iran’s Nuclear Submarine Gambit
April 15, 2013
Taiwan's New Source for Submarine Tech?
Could Taipei be looking to an East Asian neighbor for assistance with its submarine program?
Taiwan's New Source for Submarine Tech?
Yes, America Can Rebalance to Asia With a Smaller Military
January 19, 2013
Yes, America Can Rebalance to Asia With a Smaller Military
Even in a time of budget cuts, America can successfully shift its gaze to the Asia-Pacific.
Yes, America Can Rebalance to Asia With a Smaller Military
September 06, 2012
"Taipei must admit defeat in the arms race..."
Why a strategy of “sea-denial” maybe Taiwan’s best bet as China’s military strengthens.
"Taipei must admit defeat in the arms race..."
Advice on a Vietnamese “Model Maritime Militia Force”
August 30, 2012
Advice on a Vietnamese “Model Maritime Militia Force”
History suggests ‘militiamen’ can harass lopsidedly superior foes, but the odds against their winning are long.
Advice on a Vietnamese “Model Maritime Militia Force”
The German U-Boat Reborn
August 14, 2012
The German U-Boat Reborn
How Tel Aviv and Canberra are looking to Berlin for their needs undersea.
The German U-Boat Reborn
Japan-US ties in Question
February 17, 2010
Japan-US ties in Question
Described by many as the worst crisis in decades in Japan-US relations, the controversy surrounding the relocation of the US Futenma air base in Okinawa has left Japan’s Prime Minister with the choice of defying its most important ally or breaking a key election pledge. But as David McNeill reports, whatever the outcome, the debate has reinforced Okinawans’ disillusionment with power politics and government promises.
Japan-US ties in Question
China’s Navy--Good for us all?
February 12, 2010
China’s Navy--Good for us all?
Don’t reflexively fear China’s growing naval prowess–there’s plenty of good it could end up doing, David Axe says.
China’s Navy--Good for us all?
September 10, 2009
Why China Military Watchers Got It Wrong
The publication last month of a monograph which dramatically overturns longstanding assumptions about the defense of Taiwan should make sobering reading for US policymakers.
Why China Military Watchers Got It Wrong
June 10, 2009
Below the Surface
The 20th anniversary earlier this month of the Tiananmen tragedy has given China-watchers an opportunity to take stock of their analyses over the past two decades. And, given the recent media and policy attention lavished on China’s maritime ambitions, it is worth looking back at Western studies of the Chinese navy and its impressive advances in recent years. However, a closer look at many of those predictions shows, at best, a patchy record of success – and, at worst, some worrying analytical shortcomings.
Below the Surface
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