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01 October 2008

Assessing the New U.S. Maritime Strategy: A Window into Chinese Thinking–Part 3 of 4

王宝付 [Wang Baofu], “美军 ‘海上战略’ 与未来军事转型” [The U.S. Military’s “Maritime Strategy” and Future Military Transformation], 学习时报 [Study Times], 22 January 2008, www.lianghui.org.cn. Translated by Andrew Erickson, in “Assessing the New U.S. Maritime Strategy: A Window into Chinese Thinking,” Naval War College Review 61.4 (Autumn 2008): 35-71.
In October 2007, the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard […]

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01 October 2008

Book Review: Right-Sizing the People’s Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China’s Military

Andrew S. Erickson, review of Roy Kamphausen and Andrew Scobell, eds., Right-Sizing the People’s Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China’s Military (Carlisle, PA: Army War College, 2007), Naval War College Review 61.4 (Autumn 2008): 152-53.
This edited volume combines high-level inquiry into the larger purposes and dimensions of People’s Liberation Army (PLA) reforms with fresh data that […]

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01 October 2008

Assessing the New U.S. Maritime Strategy: A Window into Chinese Thinking–Part 4 of 4

苏浩, 吴兵 [Su Hao and Wu Bing], “美国海上战略新思路—‘21世纪海权的合作战略’ 报告评述” [The U.S. Maritime Strategy’s New Thinking–Reviewing the “Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower” Report], 领导者 [Leaders] No. 19, December 2007, 29-30. Translated by Andrew Erickson, in “Assessing the New U.S. Maritime Strategy: A Window into Chinese Thinking,” Naval War College Review 61.4 (Autumn 2008): 35-71.
On 17 October […]

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01 February 2008

Chinese Evaluations of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force

Andrew Erickson, Gabriel Collins, Lyle Goldstein, and William Murray, “Chinese Evaluations of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force,” Naval War College Review 61.1 (Winter 2008): 68-86.
The U.S. Navy submarine force has set the standard in undersea warfare for at least half a century. America’s submarines made a vital contribution to victory in the Second World War, and […]

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01 February 2008

Book Review: The Impact of Chinese Naval Modernization and the Future of the United States Navy

Andrew S. Erickson, review of Ronald O’Rourke, The Impact of Chinese Naval Modernization and the Future of the United States Navy (New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2006), Naval War College Review 61.1 (Winter 2008): 130-31.
Well written, succinct, and timely, this balanced assessment of Chinese naval weaknesses and strengths offers specific technological development and procurement alternatives to […]

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01 October 2007

A Coming Confrontation With the U.S. Over Taiwan?

Andrew S. Erickson, “A Coming Confrontation With the U.S. Over Taiwan?” review of John Wilson Lewis and Xue Litai, Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006), Naval War College Review 60.4 (Autumn 2007): 139-40.
This sophisticated Chinese-language research, based on numerous original sources and interviews, completes Lewis and Xue’s authoritative […]

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01 July 2007

An Accessible Window into Chinese Military Thought: The Science of Military Strategy

Andrew S. Erickson, “An Accessible Window into Chinese Military Thought,” review of Peng Guangqian and Yao Youzhi, eds., The Science of Military Strategy (Beijing: Military Science Press, 2005), Naval War College Review 60.3 (Summer 2007): 133-34.
Since this book has deliberately been made accessible to an overseas audience, it is important to reflect on what message its English-language […]

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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

Book Review: Japan’s Sea Lane Security, 1940-2004: A Matter of Life and Death?

Andrew S. Erickson, review of Euan Graham, Japan’s Sea Lane Security, 1940-2004: A Matter of Life and Death? (New York: Routledge, 2006), Naval War College Review 60. 1 (Winter 2007): 153-54.
This is an exciting issue at a dynamic time: in October 2004, Japan’s Maritime Self- Defense Force (MSDF) and coast guard led Northeast Asia’s first Proliferation Security […]

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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 a “Must Read” by the Council on Foreign Relations (an “index of the best online analyses and […]

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01 October 2006

Maritime Geostrategy and the Development of the Chinese Navy in the Early 21st Century

Andrew S. Erickson and Lyle J. Goldstein, [Xu Qi], “21世纪初海上地缘战略与中国海军的发展” [Maritime Geostrategy and the Development of the Chinese Navy in the Early 21st Century], 中国军事科学 [China Military Science] (Vol. 17, No. 4) 2004, pp. 75-81, Naval War College Review 59.4 (Autumn 2006): 46-67.
This article, published in 2004 in China’s most prestigious military journal, China Military Science, merits […]

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