Archive | Cited In (Selected)

18 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

“Not an Idea We Have to Shun”: Chinese Overseas Basing Requirements in the 21st Century

NDU’s China Center has done it again! This is the very model of taking a controversial emerging topic of great importance and analyzing it systematically to yield insights that are innovative yet completely reasonable. We need less sloganeering and recycling of platitudes, and more research like this!
Christopher D. Yung and Ross Rustici with Scott Devary [...]

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22 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Should America Fear China’s “Carrier-Killer” Missile?

Robert Farley, “Should America Fear China’s ‘Carrier-Killer’ Missile?” The National Interest, 22 September 2014.
The DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) has generated a tremendous amount of interest over the past five years. If it works, it poses a very serious threat to U.S. Navy (USN) carriers, as well as to the other advanced warships of the USN, of the [...]

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11 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Challenge of Responding to Maritime Coercion

What is the nature of China’s “tailored coercion”? What sort of a “gray zone” challenge does this “cabbage strategy” pose? How should the U.S. respond? This report offers a wealth of useful ideas.
Particularly valuable excerpts:
“incremental changes could fundamentally alter the balance of power and regional order, and vastly diminish the U.S. ability to undergird an [...]

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01 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

China’s RIMPAC Spying: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

Very important piece by Shannon Tiezzi. It explains clearly how China is trying to have it both ways with regard to conducting maritime intelligence collection activities in another nation’s EEZ. That’s why Emily de La Bruyere and I quote leading international legal scholar Jerome Cohen in our recent article in The National Interest on the [...]

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17 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

In China’s Sights: A New Missile Threatens the U.S. Navy’s Biggest Warships—And Stability in the Pacific

Mark Thompson, “In China’s Sights: A New Missile Threatens the U.S. Navy’s Biggest Warships—And Stability in the Pacific,” Time, 28 July 2014, 33-36.
There are few things as awesome as a U.S. aircraft carrier—100,000 tons of nuclear-powered steel towering 20 stories above the waterline and crammed with nearly 70 warplanes ready to do its nation’s bidding. [...]

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08 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle, But It Overlooks One Decisive Factor

What Wayne Hughes calls “war at sea,” I term “deterrence by denial.” The concepts are quite similar in many respects. The unifying theme is that the United States—together with allies and partners—remains determined and able to defend the global system and uphold peace and stability, including in the vital portion within the Yellow, East China, [...]

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05 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Chinese Engagement in Africa: Drivers, Reactions, and Implications for U.S. Policy

Worth a long Saturday of thorough reading and reflection! The hallmark RAND quality and clarity, focused on a topic that will be with us for decades, particularly as Africa is projected to become the last, largest locus of global population growth in an otherwise largely graying planet.
Balanced and nuanced–not yet another polemic either ignoring or [...]

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04 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development: Chinese and Outside Perspectives

Wow! Just finished reading all 512 pages. A veritable cornucopia of China military sources–excellent compendium of key speeches and data points.
Anthony H. Cordesman, Chinese Military Modernization and Force Development: Chinese and Outside Perspectives (Washington, DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2 July 2014).
The Burke Chair at CSIS has developed a new analysis of the trends [...]

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02 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

After China: The Proliferation of Cruise Missiles

Robert Farley, “After China: The Proliferation of Cruise Missiles,” The Diplomat, 3 July 2014.
China may be demonstrating to its neighbors just how valuable cruise missiles can be.
The recent monograph by Dennis Gormley and Andrew Erickson on the development and relevance of China’s cruise missile force has received just acclaim from all quarters. Over the past two decades, [...]

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01 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Beyond RIMPAC: 3 Ways to Engage China on Security

Natalie Sambhi and Nicole Yeo, “Beyond RIMPAC: 3 Ways to Engage China on Security,” The Diplomat, 2 July 2014.
… 1. Using “Non-Aligned” Countries As Conduits
Given recent tensions in the South China Sea, it is imperative that ASEAN members explore creative options to engage China as well, including through military exercises. …as an Asian Pacific power, the [...]

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24 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Could Iraq Be Another Libya for China?

Andrea Ghiselli, “Could Iraq Be Another Libya for China?” The Diplomat, 24 June 2014.
The crisis in Iraq again reveals the costs of China’s low military profile in the region.
On June 13, Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying declared that China is closely watching the events unfolding in Iraq and paying special attention to the protection of Chinese [...]

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23 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Latest Version of Ronald O’Rourke’s Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report: “China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress”

Ronald O’Rourke, China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress (Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 5 June 2014), RL33153.
China is building a modern and regionally powerful Navy with a modest but growing capability for conducting operations beyond China’s near-seas region. The question of how the United States should respond to China’s military modernization effort, including its [...]

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29 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Contested Primacy in the Western Pacific: China’s Rise and the Future of U.S. Power Projection

Montgomery grasps the magnitude of China’s asymmetric military developments. He makes a compelling point, which unfortunately is still lost on too many observers:
“Neither side in the grand strategy debate views these developments as a major challenge to U.S. military primacy… because of their singular focus on global power projection rather than local power balances. Yet [...]

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