Archive | Interviews

12 July 2016

Preserving a Rules-Based Order in the South China Sea

Andrew S. Erickson, “Preserving a Rules-Based Order in the South China Sea,” interview with Eleanor Albert, Council on Foreign Relations, 12 July 2016.
A UN tribunal’s ruling upholds the need for a rules-based order that counters China’s efforts to turn the South China Sea region into a sphere of influence, says expert Andrew Erickson.
The Permanent Court of […]

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11 July 2016

Interviewed by Anthony Kuhn on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition

“International Tribunal to Rule on South China Sea Case,” interviewed by Anthony Kuhn, Morning Edition, National Public Radio, 11 July 2016.
Click here to listen to the program.
A decision in the case is expected on Tuesday. The Philippines challenged China’s claims to most of the South China Sea, through which about a 5th of the world’s […]

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08 July 2016

Live Sunday 10 July from 5:00-6:00 PM EST on Midrats Radio Program, Blog Talk Radio—“China’s Maritime Militia with Andrew Erickson”

“Episode 340: China’s Maritime Militia with Andrew Erickson,” Live Interview on Midrats Radio Program, Blog Talk Radio, 10 July 2016.
Click here to listen to the complete podcast.
If you enjoyed the show, you may wish to scroll down through the Complete Maritime Militia Compendium appended below. Just want something specific? No problem! Everything is on one […]

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08 July 2016

Interviewed on The John Batchelor Show Regarding “China’s Third Sea Force—the Maritime Militia”

“China’s Third Sea Force—the Maritime Militia,” interviewed on “‘Farce’ Says China, in the South China Sea” program, The John Batchelor Show, 77 WABC Radio New York, 7:30 p.m. EST, 6 July 2016.
Click here for webcast, and listen to minutes 30:40-39:33.
 

FURTHER ANALYSIS OF CHINA’S MARITIME MILITIA:

Tracking China’s “Little Blue Men”—A Comprehensive Maritime Militia Compendium

Rarely is a […]

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29 June 2016

“Tensions between China and U.S. Intensify over South China Sea,” Interviewed by Eleanor Hall on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)’s The World Today Program

Andrew S. Erickson, Interviewed by Eleanor Hall, “Tensions between China and U.S. Intensify over South China Sea,” The World Today Program, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), 29 June 2016.
Click here to listen to both key interview highlights (MP3 Download) and the full-length interview (Extra Audio).
The World Today is Australia’s leading midday current affairs radio program, broadcast across […]

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22 June 2016

Interview by 美国之音 (Voice of America) on 海上民兵 (Maritime Militia) of 潭门镇 (Tanmen Township) & Beyond

萧雨 [Xiao Yu], “南海仲裁在即 潭门渔民集体封口” [South China Sea Arbitration Imminent—Tanmen Fishermen Collective Seals Mouth],  美国之音 [Voice of America], 23 June 2016.
中菲南中国海仲裁案最后裁决的日子越发临近,一些西方记者来到中国海南省琼海市一个以“海上民兵连”著称的小渔村,发现一股显然是来自中国政府的力量正包围着这里。
紧紧尾随的政府车

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21 April 2016

How Does China’s First Aircraft Carrier Stack Up?

I’m honored to have been interviewed on China’s deck aviation development and future prospects for CSIS’s new China Power Project, just launched under the leadership of Bonnie Glaser. Check out other China Power interviews here.
Andrew S. Erickson, “How Does China’s First Aircraft Carrier Stack Up?” interview for China Power Project, Center for Strategic and International […]

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01 February 2016

“Powers Jockey for Pacific Island Chain Influence”—Interview by Christopher P. Cavas in Defense News

Christopher P. Cavas, “Powers Jockey for Pacific Island Chain Influence,” Defense News, 1 February 2016.
Pacific Island Chains Measure Regional Influence
The extensive chains of Pacific islands ringing China have been described as a wall, a barrier to be breached by an attacker or strengthened by a defender. They are seen as springboards, potential bases for operations […]

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02 November 2015

China’s “Little Blue Men” Take Navy’s Place in Disputes

Christopher P. Cavas, “China’s ‘Little Blue Men’ Take Navy’s Place in Disputes,” Defense News, 2 November 2015.
China using maritime militia to carry out its dirty work in seagoing confrontations
WASHINGTON — When the US destroyer Lassen passed near a newly-built artificial island on Subi Reef in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands Oct. 27, it was already being […]

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26 October 2015

Discussion of China’s A2/AD Approach and “Island” Construction on NHK World

“Experts Discuss Security Risks,” Newsline, NHK World, 16 October 2015.
Watch my comments China’s A2/AD approach and “island” construction starting at minute 1:30 on the English-language version of the program.
View a clip of my comments on the Japanese-language version of the program.
Click here to watch the Japanese-language program in its entirety. (I speak during minutes 5:07-5:25).

NEWSLINE delivers […]

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11 May 2015

Interviewed by Michael Forsythe in New York Times Sinosphere: Dispatches from China on “China’s Military Goals and Capabilities”

Michael Forsythe, “Q. and A.: Andrew S. Erickson on China’s Military Goals and Capabilities,” Sinosphere: Dispatches from China, New York Times, 11 May 2015.
Every year, the United States Department of Defense must submit a report to Congress — a classified version and an unclassified one — on “military and security developments involving the People’s Republic of […]

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29 September 2014

Asahi Shimbun Profiles CMSI and its Four Core Scholars

“中国軍の台頭どう分析” [How to Analyze the Rise of China’s Military], 朝日新聞 [Asahi Shimbun], 26 August 2014, 10.

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16 May 2013

Lifting the Shroud on China’s Defense Spending: Trends, Drivers, and Implications—An Interview with Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff

Nathaniel Austin, “Lifting the Shroud on China’s Defense Spending: Trends, Drivers, and Implications—An Interview with Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff,” Policy Q&A, National Bureau of Asian Research, 16 May 2013.
In March, the Chinese government announced another multibillion-dollar increase of its defense budget. In order to gain a more nuanced understanding of the latest budget’s […]

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27 September 2012

China’s Navy and Air Force: Advancing Capabilities and Missions—An Interview with Andrew S. Erickson

Greg Chaffin, “China’s Navy and Air Force: Advancing Capabilities and Missions—An Interview with Andrew S. Erickson,” Policy Q&A, National Bureau of Asian Research, 27 September 2012.
In the second half of a two-part interview on China’s advancing naval and air forces, Strategic Asia author Andrew S. Erickson (U.S. Naval War College) discusses the capabilities and strategic implications of several […]

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10 September 2012

Building an Active, Layered Defense: Chinese Naval and Air Force Advancement—An Interview with Andrew S. Erickson

Greg Chaffin, “Building an Active, Layered Defense: Chinese Naval and Air Force Advancement—An Interview with Andrew S. Erickson,” Policy Q&A, National Bureau of Asian Research, 10 September 2012.
As China re-emerges as a global power, it has placed great emphasis on bolstering the capabilities of its naval and air forces. In recent years, this has been reflected in […]

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27 April 2012

CMSI’s Development of “Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles” Explained in The Diplomat’s Author Spotlight

“Author Spotlight: Andrew Erickson,” Meet The Diplomat Writers, The Diplomat, 27 April 2012.
The U.S. Naval War College’s Andrew Erickson speaks with The Diplomat about China’s missile advances, the J-20 stealth fighter and what China’s military rise means for the region.
1. Why write this book? Why is it worth reading now?
Chinese Aerospace Power, and the conference […]

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21 March 2012

Robert Farley and Andrew Erickson Discuss “Chinese Aerospace Power” on bloggingheads.tv

Andrew S. Erickson, “Chinese Aerospace Power,” interview with Robert Farley, bloggingheads.tv, 20 March 2012.
On Foreign Entanglements, Rob speaks with Andrew Erickson, editor of the new book Chinese Aerospace Power.  Andrew and Rob discuss the long road to development of China’s new aircraft carrier, including the choices that the carrier represents and what it might portend […]

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28 February 2012

China’s Military Modernizes, Declares Regional Strength—Robust Investments in Hardware, Technology, and Modern Operational Concepts Yield Benefits

Clarence A. Robinson, Jr., “China’s Military Modernizes, Declares Regional Strength—Robust Investments in Hardware, Technology, and Modern Operational Concepts Yield Benefits,” Defense (Winter 2011): 112-17.
… the People’s Republic of China (PRC) continues … an ambitious and broad-based effort to transform [its] military. The principal A2AD capability involves conducting high-intensity regional military operations, according to Andrew S. […]

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01 November 2011

Interview with Andrew Erickson by David Axe in The Diplomat “A New Space Race?”

David Axe, interview with Andrew Erickson, “A New Space Race?” The Diplomat, 1 November 2011.
Andrew Erickson, an associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College, is known for his views on Chinese aerospace and naval capabilities. His latest edited volume is entitled: ‘Chinese Aerospace Power: Evolving Maritime Roles.’
Erickson holds a distinct viewpoint concerning tensions between […]

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