Archive | China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI)

24 March 2017

CMSI China Maritime Report #1: “China’s Third Sea Force, The People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia: Tethered to the PLA”

Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson, China’s Third Sea Force, The People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia: Tethered to the PLA, China Maritime Report 1 (Newport, RI: Naval War College China Maritime Studies Institute, March 2017).
  

China’s Third Sea Force,
The People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia:
Tethered to the PLA
 
Conor M. Kennedy and Andrew S. Erickson[1]
 
China Maritime Report […]

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21 March 2017

Peter Hore Reviews “Chinese Naval Shipbuilding” in Warships: International Fleet Review

Peter Hore, “China Reaches for Maritime Manifest Destiny,” includes review of Andrew S. Erickson, ed., Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2016); Warships: International Fleet Review (April 2017): 47-48.
“It highlights the rapid growth in China’s shipbuilding industry and points out, however, that Beijing has made uneven progress and suffers from […]

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08 February 2017

China’s Naval Shipbuilding Sets Sail

Andrew S. Erickson, “China’s Naval Shipbuilding Sets Sail,” The National Interest, 8 February 2017.
Republished on RealClearDefense, 9 February 2017.
The United States needs to reengineer a naval shipbuilding “sweet spot.”
China has parlayed the world’s second-largest economy and second-largest defense budget into the world’s largest ongoing comprehensive naval buildup, which has already yielded the world’s second-largest navy. All […]

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01 February 2017

Latest China Civil Maritime Insights & More–From The Updated Ryan Martinson Bookshelf

For analysis of Chinese maritime policy and China Coast Guard development, it simply doesn’t get any better than this. Enjoy this one-stop library of my colleague Ryan Martinson’s work, and please congratulate him on his recent promotion to Assistant Professor at the Naval War College!
 
James E. Fanell and Ryan D. Martinson, “Countering Chinese Expansion through […]

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28 January 2017

Dean Thomas Culora Writes in Proceedings on Gray Zone Conflict and Ongoing Efforts at the Naval War College’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies to Research It

Thomas J. Culora, “Maritime Hybrid Warfare Is Coming,” Comment & Discussion, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 143.1 (January 2017): 8, 76.
(See J. Stavridis, pp. 30–33, December 2016 Proceedings)
Thomas J. Culora, Dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Naval War College—Admiral Stavridis unpacks the strategic and operational implications and identifies the challenges presented by this asymmetric form of […]

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06 January 2017

Chinese Naval Shipbuilding Ships Immediately When Ordered Directly from Naval Institute Press

Click here to order Chinese Naval Shipbuilding directly from Naval Institute Press.
It will ship immediately from Illinois.
(The 30 copies I ordered were delivered quickly!)

 
COMPLETE INFORMATION ON VOLUME:
Andrew S. Erickson, ed., Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2016).
Eventually, as with the previous five volumes in our “Studies in Chinese Maritime […]

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21 October 2016

Pre-order at 25% off list price: “Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course”

Please use Source Code SPRING17 via the form available here to receive 25% OFF list price.
CHINESE NAVAL SHIPBUILDING
An Ambitious and Uncertain Course
Edited by Andrew S. Erickson
China’s shipbuilding industry has grown more rapidly than any other in modern history. Commercial shipbuilding output jumped thirteen-fold from 2002–12, ensuring that Beijing has largely reached its […]

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13 September 2016

Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course—6th volume in Naval Institute Press “Studies in Chinese Maritime Development” series

Andrew S. Erickson, ed., Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2016).
As with the previous five volumes in our “Studies in Chinese Maritime Development” series, there is an Amazon Kindle edition.
Eventually, there will also be an authorized Chinese-language translation through Ocean Press, China’s leading maritime publisher!
Author, “China’s Military Shipbuilding Industry […]

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13 July 2016

“A Maritime or Continental Order for Southeast Asia and the South China Sea?”—Address at Chatham House by CMSI Director Peter Dutton

Peter A. Dutton, “A Maritime or Continental Order for Southeast Asia and the South China Sea?” Address at Chatham House, London, U.K., 16 February 2016; reprinted in Naval War College Review 69.3 (Summer 2016): 5-13.
… Today, China’s land power is once again ascendant in the region in the form of missile, air, space, and cyber forces, augmented […]

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13 July 2016

Panning for Gold: Assessing Chinese Maritime Strategy from Primary Sources

Gold that requires no panning: a methodological masterpiece from my CMSI colleague Ryan Martinson. Mandatory reading for all serious students of Chinese maritime strategy and Chinese-language open source scholarship!
Ryan D. Martinson, “Panning for Gold: Assessing Chinese Maritime Strategy from Primary Sources,” Naval War College Review 69.3 (Summer 2016): 23-44.
What are the drivers behind China’s vigorous […]

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12 November 2015

“China’s Naval Shipbuilding: Progress and Challenges”— CMSI Conference—Event Write-up & Summary of Discussion

CAPT (SC) Harry Switzer, USNR (Ret.) and Andrew S. Erickson, “China Maritime Studies Institute,” The Bridge: The Magazine of the Naval War College Foundation 19 (Fall 2015): 9, 32.
In recent years, China’s navy has been launching new ships like dumping dumplings into the broth.” This phrase has circulated widely in Chinese media sources and websites.
To […]

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03 October 2015

China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) at Naval War College Seeks Top-Caliber Scholar for Highly-Desirable Professorship

Here’s a great opportunity to join a world-class research community where scholarship and policy come together daily in a prime seaside location. The oldest continuing institution of its kind in the world, and the U.S. Navy’s “Home of Thought,” the Naval War College educates and develops leaders, helps define the future Navy and associated roles […]

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09 September 2015

Foreign Investors and China’s Naval Buildup

Gabriel Collins, “Foreign Investors and China’s Naval Buildup,” The Diplomat, 9 September 2015
Chinese shipbuilders are looking to international capital markets to fund their operations.
China’s military shipbuilders – now the world’s most prolific builders of large surface combatants and submarines – are leading a push to access local and global capital markets that other Chinese defense […]

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09 July 2015

CMSI Conference—“China’s Naval Shipbuilding: Progress and Challenges”—My Personal Summary of Discussion

Andrew S. Erickson, Personal summary of discussion at “China’s Naval Shipbuilding: Progress and Challenges,” conference held by China Maritime Studies Institute at U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, 19-20 May 2015.
CHINA MARITIME STUDIES INSTITUTE (CMSI) CONFERENCE
“CHINA’S NAVAL SHIPBUILDING: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES”
PERSONAL SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION BY ANDREW S. ERICKSON
THIS IS A COMPILATION OF MY OBSERVATIONS FROM THIS CONFERENCE […]

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24 May 2015

Chris Cavas of Defense News Offers Key Takeaways from CMSI’s Conference on “China’s Naval Shipbuilding: Progress and Challenges”

Christopher P. Cavas, “China’s Navy Makes Strides, Work Remains to Be Done,” Defense News, 24 May 2015.
NEWPORT, R.I. — It’s no secret that China has embarked on a major modernization and expansion plan for its Navy, and its aggressive building program, coupled with the placing in service of more modern submarines, an aircraft carrier, destroyers […]

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05 April 2015

19-20 May CMSI Conference on “China’s Naval Shipbuilding: Progress and Challenges”

UPDATE: Click here to download final conference agenda.
U.S. citizen guests, please register via link here to attend this conference. Kindly note: international attendance is by invitation only.
Dear Prospective Attendees,
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 Naval War College China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) conference “China’s Naval Shipbuilding: Progress and Challenges,” to be held in […]

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01 April 2015

China’s Second Navy

Want to understand China’s Coast Guard? Given its emergence as China’s Second Navy in the Near Seas—and the world’s largest blue-water coast guard fleet—you should. And there’s simply no better published source of understanding in English today than Ryan Martinson’s recent series of articles on the subject. Here’s the latest and greatest—a pithy, powerful piece […]

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28 March 2015

Registration Open for 19-20 May 2015 CMSI Conference—“China’s Naval Shipbuilding: Progress and Challenges”

Please register via link here to attend this conference. Note: international attendance is by invitation only.
Dear Prospective Attendees,
We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 Naval War College China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) conference “China’s Naval Shipbuilding: Progress and Challenges,” to be held in Newport, RI on 19-20 May, is now open.
The annual CMSI Conference […]

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22 February 2015

Sand Fight: China’s Island-Building Spree is About More Than Just Military Might

Gwynn Guilford, “Sand Fight: China’s Island-Building Spree is About More Than Just Military Might,” Quartz, 21 February 2015.
China’s playing Monopoly in the South China Sea—only, instead of building hotels on Pacific Avenue, it’s constructing helipads and, in some cases, whole new islands.
In less than a year, shallow reefs in the Spratly Islands have sprouted white-sand outcrops, […]

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