Archive | Policy Recommendations

10 May 2018

Re-Orienting American Sea Power for the China Challenge

 
Re-Orienting American Seapower for the China Challenge

Ryan D. Martinson and Andrew S. Erickson, “Re-Orienting American Sea Power for the China Challenge,” War on the Rocks, 10 May 2018.
Summary: this article proposes a new set of tools for countering China’s maritime gray zone expansion.
As a seafaring state, America demands maximal access to the world’s oceans within the constraints […]

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08 May 2018

The Complete China Maritime Militia Bookshelf: Just Updated

INFORMATION & ANALYSIS CONCERNING CHINA’S MARITIME MILITIA:

Tracking China’s “Little Blue Men”—A Comprehensive Maritime Militia Compendium
Rarely is a topic so little recognized and so little understood, yet so important and so amenable to research using Chinese-language open sources… To increase awareness and understanding of this important subject, here is a convenient compendium of major publications and […]

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10 March 2018

The Complete China Maritime Militia Bookshelf: Latest & Greatest

INFORMATION & ANALYSIS CONCERNING CHINA’S MARITIME MILITIA:

Tracking China’s “Little Blue Men”—A Comprehensive Maritime Militia Compendium
Rarely is a topic so little recognized and so little understood, yet so important and so amenable to research using Chinese-language open sources… To increase awareness and understanding of this important subject, here is a convenient compendium of major publications and […]

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26 February 2018

Numbers Matter: China’s Three ‘Navies’ Each Have the World’s Most Ships

Andrew S. Erickson, “Numbers Matter: China’s Three ‘Navies’ Each Have the World’s Most Ships,” The National Interest, 26 February 2018.
Numerical superiority allows China’s second and third sea forces to flood the maritime gray zone in ways that its neighbors, as well as the United States, may find very hard to counter.
As a friend’s five-year-old puts it, […]

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14 February 2018

The Complete China Maritime Militia Bookshelf: Latest & Greatest

INFORMATION & ANALYSIS CONCERNING CHINA’S MARITIME MILITIA:

Tracking China’s “Little Blue Men”—A Comprehensive Maritime Militia Compendium
Rarely is a topic so little recognized and so little understood, yet so important and so amenable to research using Chinese-language open sources… To increase awareness and understanding of this important subject, here is a convenient compendium of major publications and […]

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22 January 2018

Latest & Greatest: The Complete China Maritime Militia Bookshelf

INFORMATION & ANALYSIS CONCERNING CHINA’S MARITIME MILITIA:

Tracking China’s “Little Blue Men”—A Comprehensive Maritime Militia Compendium
Rarely is a topic so little recognized and so little understood, yet so important and so amenable to research using Chinese-language open sources… To increase awareness and understanding of this important subject, here is a convenient compendium of major publications and […]

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14 November 2017

Latest & Greatest: The Complete China Maritime Militia Bookshelf

INFORMATION & ANALYSIS CONCERNING CHINA’S MARITIME MILITIA:

Tracking China’s “Little Blue Men”—A Comprehensive Maritime Militia Compendium
Rarely is a topic so little recognized and so little understood, yet so important and so amenable to research using Chinese-language open sources… To increase awareness and understanding of this important subject, here is a convenient compendium of major publications and […]

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27 February 2017

Naval War College Professor Updates Congress on China’s Military Capabilities

Daniel L. Kuester, “Naval War College Professor Updates Congress on China’s Military Capabilities,” U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs, 27 February 2017.

NEWPORT, R.I. – An expert on the faculty of U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island updated Congress on China’s current military capabilities, possible intentions, and what he sees as the […]

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26 February 2017

My Testimony before the U.S.-China Commission—“Chinese Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Development and Counter-intervention Efforts”—Hearing on China’s Advanced Weapons

Andrew S. Erickson, “Chinese Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Development and Counter-intervention Efforts,” testified at Hearing on China’s Advanced Weapons held by U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 23 February 2017.

Click here to watch a video of the hearing:
00:16:00 – 01:49:00 — Overall timeframe for Panel I: “China’s Hypersonic and Maneuverable […]

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17 February 2017

U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission Holds Hearing on China’s Advanced Weapons, Thurs. 23 February 2017, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Rm. 419

HEARING ON CHINA’S ADVANCED WEAPONS
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419
Washington, DC
Here is the link to the video of the hearing if it does not autoload above:
http://www.senate.gov/isvp/?type=live&comm=uscc&filename=uscc022317
Hearing Co-Chairs: Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Senator James Talent
9:35 AM – 11:05 AM:         Panel I: China’s Hypersonic and Maneuverable Re-Entry Vehicle Programs

James Acton, Ph.D., Co-Director of […]

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21 September 2016

My Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee—Hearing on “Seapower and Projection Forces in the South China Sea”

Andrew S. Erickson, “The South China Sea’s Third Force: Understanding and Countering China’s Maritime Militia,” Testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, Hearing on Seapower and Projection Forces in the South China Sea, Washington, DC, 21 September 2016.
Click here to watch the hearing on YouTube. 

I deliver my main testimony (statement) […]

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21 September 2016

House Armed Services Committee Hearing: “Seapower and Projection Forces in the South China Sea”—Links to Archived Webcast, Statements & Bios

Click here to watch on YouTube.
I deliver my main testimony (statement) from 1:24:07–1:32:54.
I answer questions from Congressman Randy Forbes on how to address China’s Maritime Militia from 1:40:40–1:43:02, and on why the South China Sea matters to America and Americans from 1:47:02–1:48:22.
I reminisce with Congressman Rick Larsen about our April 2011 trip with […]

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17 September 2016

House Armed Services Committee Hearing: “Seapower and Projection Forces in the South China Sea”—2 pm Wed. 21 September, RHOB 2212

HEARING: 
SEAPOWER AND PROJECTION FORCES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – 2:00pm
Location: 
2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
House Armed Services Committee
Subcommittees: 

Seapower and Projection Forces (114th Congress)

 
WITNESSES
Dr. Andrew S. Erickson, Ph.D. 
Professor of Strategy, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College
Ms. Bonnie S. Glaser 
Senior Adviser for Asia and Director, China Power Project, Center […]

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05 January 2016

America’s Security Role in the South China Sea

Andrew S. Erickson, “America’s Security Role in the South China Sea,” Naval War College Review 69.1 (Winter 2016): 7-20.
In this issue, Andrew S. Erickson argues for safeguarding the long-term future of the global maritime commons, including the freedom of the vital international sea-lanes of the South China Sea and the airspace above.
From the Editors:
As the […]

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18 November 2015

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Releases 2015 Report to Congress

Click here to read the press release accompanying the report’s roll out.
The full text of the report is available here.
Click here to view individual sections of the report.
 
2015 Annual Report to Congress of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session (Washington, DC: USCC, 17 November 2015).
 
Report PDFs: 
2015 Annual Report […]

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30 October 2015

ChinaFile Conversation: “Making Waves in the South China Sea”

What next? How to manage? I suggest the next steps: as China challenges, the United States must keep calm and press on.
Challenging China’s newly assertive behavior in the South China Sea, this week the U.S. Navy sailed some of its biggest ships inside the nine-dash line, exercising its claim to freedom of movement in international […]

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25 July 2015

Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement—Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Hearing: “America’s Role in Ensuring Stability and Security in the South China Sea”

Chairman Salmon’s Opening Statement, As Prepared for Delivery
Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
“America’s Role in Ensuring Stability and Security in the South China Sea”
Thursday, July 23, 2015 | 2:00 pm
Overlapping territorial claims of the South China Sea have been a source of international friction since 2009, and it’s no secret that China’s claims […]

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23 July 2015

My Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Hearing on “America’s Security Role in the South China Sea”

Andrew S. Erickson, Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Hearing on “America’s Security Role in the South China Sea,” Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC, 23 July 2015.
In this testimony, I offer my assessment of the current situation in the South China Sea, followed by my recommendations […]

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23 July 2015

House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia-Pacific Hearing: “America’s Security Role in the South ‪China‬ Sea”

Click here for live webcast and witness statements and bios. 
“America’s Security Role in the South ‪China Sea,” hearing by House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific | 2172 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Jul 23, 2015 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Witnesse
Patrick M. Cronin, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor and Senior Director
Asia-Pacific Security Program
Center for […]

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