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26 April 2017

Conclusion to Our 9-Article CIMSEC Series: “Hainan’s Maritime Militia: All Hands on Deck for Sovereignty, Pt. 3”

Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson, “Hainan’s Maritime Militia: All Hands on Deck for Sovereignty, Pt. 3,” Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 26 April 2017.
Part I and II of this conclusion to our series on Hainan’s maritime militia discussed the Hainan Provincial Military District (MD) leadership’s approach to constructing maritime militia forces in response to national […]

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22 April 2017

Top Vote-Getting Articles Announced from Annual CIMSEC Forum for Authors & Readers (CFAR) Competition

CFAR 2017: And the Speakers Are….

Scott Cheney-Peters, “CFAR 2017: And the Speakers Are….,” Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 20 April 2017.
We’re happy to announce the following speakers for the 2017 CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR) on May 1st, top vote-getters in their respective categories.  Congratulations to the authors, presenters, and all the nominees!
(The subjects covered in this […]

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10 April 2017

Hainan’s Maritime Militia: Development Challenges and Opportunities, Pt. 2

Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson, “Hainan’s Maritime Militia: Development Challenges and Opportunities, Pt. 2,” CIMSEC, 10 April 2017.
As it works to improve its maritime militia, Hainan Province is engaged in multiple lines of effort. It confronts many of the same multifarious challenges that other provinces face in constructing their own maritime militia forces. […]

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08 April 2017

CIMSEC Announces Nominees for CFAR 2017

Scott Cheney-Peters, “CFAR 2017 NOMINEES – VOTE NOW!” CIMSEC, 8 April 2017.
 
CIMSEC announces the following nominees for CFAR 2017:
 
1. CNA CATEGORY NOMINEES
Becoming a Great Maritime Power: A Chinese Dream
Mike McDevitt, CNA
Naval Coercion and Escalation Control in South Asia
Ryan W. French, CNA
The Future of U.S.-India Naval Relations
Nilanthi Samaranayake, CNA
Use of Unmanned Systems by the Russian Military
Samuel […]

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26 March 2017

Hainan’s Maritime Militia: China Builds a Standing Vanguard, Pt. 1

Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson, “Hainan’s Maritime Militia: China Builds a Standing Vanguard, Pt. 1,” Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 26 March 2017.
Reprinted as “Hainan’s Maritime Militia: A Standing Vanguard,” with Conor M. Kennedy, The Maritime Executive, 29 March 2017.
Through the U.S. Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute, the authors have […]

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14 January 2017

Chinese Naval Shipbuilding Reviewed by Michael DeBoer at Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC)

Michael DeBoer; review of Andrew S. Erickson, ed., Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2016); Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 9 January 2017.
Chinese Naval Shipbuilding Capability: An Uncertain Course adds the most recent volume to Dr. Andrew Erickson’s excellent edited collections on the increase of the People’s Republic’s military, economic, […]

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19 December 2016

Interviewed by CIMSEC President Sally DeBoer on New Book: “Chinese Naval Shipbuilding”

 
A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Erickson on Chinese Naval Shipbuilding

 
Sally DeBoer, “A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Erickson on Chinese Naval Shipbuilding,” Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 19 December 2016.
On the occasion of the publication of his newest book, Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course, the 6th volume in the USNI Press’ Studies in […]

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01 September 2016

Riding a New Wave of Professionalization and Militarization: Sansha City’s Maritime Militia

Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson, “Riding a New Wave of Professionalization and Militarization: Sansha City’s Maritime Militia,” CIMSEC, 1 September 2016.
On 21 July 2013, several dozen Sansha City “residents” stood before the city government building and swore oaths during an inspection by Mayor Xiao Jie (肖杰) and his military counterpart Garrison Commander Cai Xihong (蔡喜宏). Clad […]

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25 July 2016

The Scholar as Portent of Chinese Actions in the South China Sea

Ryan D. Martinson, “The Scholar as Portent of Chinese Actions in the South China Sea,” Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 25 July 2016.
Chinese leaders, like leaders elsewhere, rely on the advice of outside experts—academics and other professional scholars—to help them cope with the myriad challenges of international politics. Statesmen and scholars, however, come from […]

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17 May 2016

From Frontier to Frontline: Tanmen Maritime Militia’s Leading Role—Part 2

Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson, “From Frontier to Frontline: Tanmen Maritime Militia’s Leading Role—Part 2,” Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 17 May 2016.
Tanmen Militia’s Leading Role in the 2014 Haiyang Shiyou (HYSY)-981 Oil Rig Standoff, Spratly Features Construction, and Beyond
Our series on the leading maritime militias of Hainan Province continues with this second installment […]

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21 April 2016

Model Maritime Militia: Tanmen’s Leading Role in the April 2012 Scarborough Shoal Incident

Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson, “Model Maritime Militia: Tanmen’s Leading Role in the April 2012 Scarborough Shoal Incident,” Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 21 April 2016.
This series on the leading maritime militias of Hainan Province began by examining the “rights protection” efforts of Sanya City’s maritime militia, whose exploits have given them a prominent […]

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23 March 2016

Register Now for CIMSEC’s Thurs. 24 March CFAR 2016 Forum: Maritime Security, Technology, and Foreign Policy

On Thursday 24 March the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) will host the second annual CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR), an event for our readers and the public to engage our contributors on their work and topics of interest. Thanks to the generous support of CNA we are pleased to offer a professional workshop on a range of maritime security issues. The […]

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01 February 2016

Trailblazers in Warfighting: The Maritime Militia of Danzhou

Andrew S. Erickson and Conor M. Kennedy, “Trailblazers in Warfighting: The Maritime Militia of Danzhou,” Center for International Maritime Security, 1 February 2016.
This is the second article in a five-part series exploring Hainan Province’s maritime militia, an important but little-understood player in the South China Sea and participant in its ongoing disputes. Our first article covered the maritime militia of […]

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05 November 2015

China’s Daring Vanguard: Introducing Sanya City’s Maritime Militia

Andrew S. Erickson and Conor M. Kennedy, “China’s Daring Vanguard: Introducing Sanya City’s Maritime Militia,” Center for International Maritime Security, 5 November 2015.
The following is the first in a five-part series meant to shed light on Hainan Province’s maritime militia. For decades, these irregular forces have been an important element of Chinese maritime force structure and operations. Now, […]

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02 November 2015

Irregular Forces at Sea: “Not Merely Fishermen—Shedding Light on China’s Maritime Militia”

Andrew S. Erickson and Conor M. Kennedy, “Irregular Forces at Sea: ‘Not Merely Fishermen—Shedding Light on China’s Maritime Militia’,” Center for International Maritime Security, 2 November 2015.
Maritime militia, dead ahead! In a just-published Defense News article, Chris Cavas has made an important contribution to our understanding of the operations and applications of China’s irregular maritime forces. The […]

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