Archive | China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI)

08 August 2017

The Ryan Martinson Bookshelf–A Treasure Trove of China Civil Maritime Insights

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. It’s well worth reading all 19 of these superb publications!
Ryan D. Martinson and Katsuya Yamamoto, “How China’s Navy Is Preparing to Fight in the ‘Far Seas’,” The National Interest, […]

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24 July 2017

Chinese Navy Article Suggests “Far Seas” Ambitions, Reasons for Rapid Construction of Large Warships (Like Type 055 Cruiser)

A thought-provoking analysis of China’s potential ambitions regarding distant waters and rationale for its recent spate of large warship construction. As the authors rightly imply: While warships may be used in practice for many purposes, including humanitarian cooperation, they are extremely expensive and challenging to acquire, maintain, and ultimately retire. National leaders typically make the […]

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24 July 2017

Read Now If You Haven’t Already: “Three PLAN Officers May Have Just Revealed What China Wants in the South China Sea”

If you haven’t yet read this fascinating and revealing analysis, I strongly recommend that you do so immediately!
Ryan Martinson and Katsuya Yamamoto, “Three PLAN Officers May Have Just Revealed What China Wants in the South China Sea,” The National Interest, 9 July 2017.
Chinese strategy in the South China Sea is expansionary in aim, incremental by […]

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18 July 2017

Featured in Latest Issue of Survival: “Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course”

Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course
Andrew S. Erickson, ed. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2016. $39.95. 357 pp.
“According to the editor, China’s naval shipbuilding industry is an overlooked element in the country’s overall growth strategy and policy goals. The contributors – comprising sailors, scholars and industry professionals – seek to assess China’s prospects […]

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11 April 2017

Register Now for CMSI Conference: “China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations”—May 2-3, 2017—Naval War College

 
China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations
China Maritime Studies Institute
U.S. Naval War College
McCarty Little Hall Auditorium
Newport, Rhode Island
May 2-3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that on 2-3 May the College’s China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) will hold an academic conference concerning “China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations.” Led by an assembly of top-caliber experts from around the College […]

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29 March 2017

CMSI Conference: “China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations”—May 2-3, 2017—Naval War College

China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations
China Maritime Studies Institute
U.S. Naval War College
McCarty Little Hall Auditorium
Newport, Rhode Island
May 2-3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that on May 2-3, 2017, the Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) will hold an academic conference in Newport, RI on the topic of “China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations.” The conference […]

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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, an Amazon Kindle edition is available.
Eventually, there will also be an authorized Chinese-language translation through Ocean Press, China’s leading maritime publisher!
Author, “China’s Military Shipbuilding Industry Steams Ahead, […]

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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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