Archive | Journal Articles

01 October 2007

New U.S. Maritime Strategy: Initial Chinese Responses

Andrew S. Erickson, “New U.S. Maritime Strategy: Initial Chinese Responses,” China Security, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Autumn 2007), pp. 40-61.
The United States unquestionably remains the country with the largest stake in the security of the oceans. It must safeguard its 8.8 million square kilometers of exclusive economic zone (EEZ) – more than any other nation […]

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01 September 2007

China’s Maritime Evolution: Military and Commercial Factors

Andrew S. Erickson and Gabriel B. Collins, “China’s Maritime Evolution: Military and Commercial Factors,” Pacific Focus 22.2 (Fall 2007): 47-75.
Required reading for the Naval War College Joint Military Operations Department’s Joint Land, Air, and Sea Simulation (JLASS) Fall Elective (FE) 535A.
China is rapidly emerging as a maritime power, with global commercial and regional military influence. Historically […]

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01 August 2007

Tanking Up: The Commercial and Strategic Significance of China’s Growing Tanker Fleet

Gabriel B. Collins and Andrew S. Erickson, “Tanking Up: The Commercial and Strategic Significance of China’s Growing Tanker Fleet,” Geopolitics of Energy, Vol. 29, No. 8 (August 2007), pp. 2-11.
This article analyzes China’s plans to control the entire oil supply chain in order to guarantee its oil supply during times of crisis and probes the […]

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07 February 2007

China’s Future Nuclear Submarine Force: Insights from Chinese Writings

Andrew S. Erickson and Lyle J. Goldstein, “China’s Future Nuclear Submarine Force: Insights from Chinese Writings,” Naval War College Review 60.1 (Winter 2007): 54-79.
Cited in the following Wikipedia entries: “Nuclear Submarine,” “Submarines of the People’s Liberation Army Navy,” “Type 091 Submarine,” “Type 092 Submarine,” “Type 093 Submarine,” “Type 095 Submarine,” and “Peng Pai.”
On 26 October 2006, a Chinese […]

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01 February 2007

China’s ‘Undersea Sentries’: Sea Mines Constitute Lead Element of PLA Navy’s ASW

Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein, and William Murray, “China’s ‘Undersea Sentries’: Sea Mines Constitute Lead Element of PLA Navy’s ASW,” Undersea Warfare, Vol. 9, Winter 2007, pp. 10-15.
Traditionally a continental power, Beijing has not wielded strong naval forces in the modern era. But this is beginning to change now and China is making rapid strides, particularly […]

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15 January 2007

Combating a Truly Collective Threat: Sino-American Military Cooperation Against Avian Influenza

Andrew S. Erickson, “Combating a Truly Collective Threat: Sino-American Military Cooperation Against Avian Influenza,” Global Health Governance: The Scholarly Journal for the New Health Security Paradigm 1.1 (January 2007).
This essay seeks to increase awareness among Western scholars, analysts, and policy makers concerning both the potential danger posed by an outbreak of avian influenza, and Sino-American efforts […]

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01 December 2006

Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: China’s Response to U.S. Hegemony

Andrew S. Erickson and Lyle J. Goldstein, “Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst: China’s Response to U.S. Hegemony,” Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 29, No. 6 (December 2006), pp. 955-86.
Required reading for the Naval War College Joint Military Operations Department’s Joint Land, Air, and Sea Simulation (JLASS) Fall Elective (FE) 535A.
In the post-Cold […]

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01 October 2006

China’s Aircraft Carrier Dilemma

Andrew S. Erickson and Andrew R. Wilson, “China’s Aircraft Carrier Dilemma,” Naval War College Review 59.4 (Autumn 2006): 13-45.
This article won the Naval War College Foundation Capt. Hugh G. Nott Prize (first place) in 2006. It was also selected as “Must Read” by the Council on Foreign Relations (an “index of the best online analyses and […]

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01 June 2006

Combating a Collective Threat: Protecting U.S. Forces and the Asia-Pacific from Pandemic Flu

Andrew S. Erickson, “Combating a Collective Threat: Protecting U.S. Forces and the Asia-Pacific from Pandemic Flu,” An Avian Flu Pandemic: What Will It Mean, and What Can We Do? (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, June 2006), 11-20.
In light of the substantial global responsibilities of the U.S. armed forces, the U.S. military cannot afford to […]

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01 March 2006

A Geotechnological Balancer: The Emerging China-EU Space Partnership

Joan Johnson-Freese and Andrew S. Erickson, “The Emerging China-EU Space Partnership: A Geotechnological Balancer,” Space Policy: An International Journal 22.1 (Spring 2006): 12-22.
Through a techno-nationalist lens, this paper will assess the growing China–European Union (EU) space partnership, and its implications for international space cooperation and competition. Techno-nationalism (jishu minzuzhuyi), the idea that technological strength is an […]

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05 April 2005

‘Gate Crashing’: China’s Submarine Force Tests New Waters

Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein, and William Murray, “‘Gate Crashing’: China’s Submarine Force Tests New Waters,” Chinese Military Update, Vol. 2, No. 7 (April 2005), pp. 1-4.
In November 2004, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) detected and aggressively tracked a submerged Chinese Han-class nuclear submarine that allegedly entered Japan’s territorial waters. This article discusses the […]

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01 April 2005

Anchoring America’s Asian Assets: Why Washington Must Strengthen Guam

Andrew S. Erickson and Justin D. Mikolay, “Anchoring America’s Asian Assets: Why Washington Must Strengthen Guam,” Comparative Strategy, Vol. 24, No. 2 (April-June 2005), pp. 153-71.
Rising threats to American national security in East Asia coincide with declining local support for U.S. basing access there. Yet no alternative access points are currently available. To prevent this […]

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