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The Linkages Between China's Global Military Ambitions and the Belt and Road Initiative
September 06, 2018

The Linkages Between China's Global Military Ambitions and the Belt and Road Initiative

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
A new U.S. Department of Defense report describes trends in Chinese military modernization.

Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
August 29, 2018

Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?

By Ankit Panda
Manus Island would be a strategic outpost for China, astride the western Pacific Ocean.
4 Sino-US Trends to Watch in the Western Pacific in 2018
January 12, 2018

4 Sino-US Trends to Watch in the Western Pacific in 2018

By Steven Stashwick
South China Sea militarization, hypersonic weapons, Chinese oceanography, and counter A2/AD poised for major advances in 2018.

US Carrier Strike Group Joined By Japanese Warships for Philippine Sea Exercise
April 24, 2017

US Carrier Strike Group Joined By Japanese Warships for Philippine Sea Exercise

By Ankit Panda
Two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers have joined the USS Carl Vinson in the Philippine Sea.

Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
March 03, 2017

Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets

By Ankit Panda
China returns to the Miyako Strait.

Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
January 03, 2017

Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective

By Eric Gomez
China’s investment in aircraft carriers will take a great deal of time and money to reach its full potential.

The Case for the Centuryfortress: Defining the B-52J
December 09, 2015

The Case for the Centuryfortress: Defining the B-52J

By Col Mike “Starbaby” Pietrucha
"With a well-considered upgrade plan, the B-52 can serve to its 100th birthday."
War By Other Means: China’s Political Uses of Seapower
September 26, 2012

War By Other Means: China’s Political Uses of Seapower

China’s development and use of naval and non-naval, non-military sea power has become a cause for concern – one that could alter the regional balance.

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