Archive | May, 2010

30 May 2010

Presented on China’s Contributions to the Security of Seaborne Commerce in Asia at Shanghai Forum 2010

Andrew S. Erickson, “From Shanghai to Somalia: China’s Contributions to the Security of Seaborne Commerce in Asia and Beyond,” presented at “Reorganization of Anti-terrorism in Asia” panel, Shanghai Forum 2010, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 30 May 2010.

Dr. Andrew S. Erickson, Associate Professor in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, gave […]

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28 May 2010

Evolving Aerospace Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region: Implications for Stability in the Taiwan Strait and Beyond

Mark Stokes and Ian Easton, “Evolving Aerospace Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region: Implications for Stability in the Taiwan Strait and Beyond,” Project 2049 Institute Occasional Paper Series, 28 May 2010.
Aerospace power is unquestionably defining the future strategic environment in a region whose vast distances place a premium on speed and agility that defy the laws […]

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26 May 2010

First Issue of China Signpost 洞察中国™ — #1: “Oversea Trumps Overland: China’s Oil Supply Future is Maritime”

Andrew Erickson and Gabe Collins, “Oversea Trumps Overland: China’s Oil Supply Future is Maritime,” China Signpost 洞察中国™, No. 1 (26 May 2010).
China Signpost 洞察中国™–“Clear, high-impact China analysis.”©

China is now the world’s second-largest oil user.
40% of its oil comes by sea.
Pipelines will not reduce China’s growing seaborne oil imports.
Increasing reliance on sea lane security worries Chinese policy […]

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25 May 2010

Erickson Research on China ASBM Cited by Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett in U.S.-China Commission Testimony

Testimony of the Honorable Roscoe G. Bartlett, Hearing on “China’s Emergent Military Aerospace and Commercial Aviation Capabilities,” U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Washington, DC, 20 May 2010, p. 3.
U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Maryland), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee’s (HASC) Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, testified on […]

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24 May 2010

Library of Congress: Science and Technology in the People’s Republic of China

“Science and Technology in the People’s Republic of China,” Tracer Bullet 10-4, Science Reference Series, Library of Congress, 24 May 2010.
This bibliographic guide references English-language sources on scientific and technological developments in China beginning in October 1949, following the Communist revolution. Little was known about the inner workings and policies of the newly-formed government, including […]

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18 May 2010

AirSea Battle: A Point-of-Departure Operational Concept

Jan van Tol, with Mark Gunzinger, Andrew Krepinevich, and Jim Thomas, AirSea Battle: A Point-of-Departure Operational Concept (Washington, DC: Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 18 May 2010).
The US military today faces an emerging major operational challenge, particularly in the Western Pacific Theater of Operations (WPTO). The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) ongoing efforts to […]

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17 May 2010

“China’s Maritime Moves Prove a Game-Changer”

“China’s Maritime Moves Prove a Game-Changer,” Canberra Times, 17 May 2010, A9.
… To discourage the US or other foreign navies from intervening in Bejing’s declared sphere of influence around Taiwan and in the South and East China Seas in a crisis, Chinese military strategists have developed a set of weapons and tactics to deny hostile […]

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14 May 2010

Potential ASBM Countermeasures: “The Strategic Implications of Obscurants”

Thomas J. Culora, “The Strategic Implications of Obscurants: History and the Future,” Naval War College Review, Vol. 63, No. 3 (Summer 2010), pp. 73-84.
Throughout history, smoke has been used in various forms to obscure naval forces at sea. During prominent naval battles in the twentieth century, from Jutland in World War I to the U.S. […]

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14 May 2010

Chinese Missile Strategy and the U.S. Naval Presence in Japan: The Operational View from Beijing

Toshi Yoshihara, “Chinese Missile Strategy and the U.S. Naval Presence in Japan: The Operational View from Beijing,” Naval War College Review, Vol. 63, No. 3 (Summer 2010), pp. 39-62.
In recent years, defense analysts in the United States have substantially revised their estimates of China’s missile prowess. A decade ago, most observers rated Beijing’s ballistic missiles […]

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14 May 2010

Jeremy Black, University of Exeter, Reviews China Goes to Sea

Jeremy Black, “The Pursuit of Maritime Transformation”; review of Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein, and Carnes Lord, eds., China Goes to Sea: Maritime Transformation in Comparative Historical Perspective (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, July 2009); Naval War College Review, Vol. 63, No. 3 (Summer 2010), pp. 156-57.
The third book in the Naval Institute Press’s […]

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12 May 2010

“U.S. Satellites Shadow China’s Submarines”

Peter J. Brown, “U.S. Satellites Shadow China’s Submarines,” Asia Times, 12 May 2010.
… “Chinese experts reportedly received technical assistance from Russian satellite experts in years following the Soviet Union’s collapse,” said associate professor Andrew Erickson at the China Maritime Studies Institute. “Specialists at the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environmental Dynamics have researched ship […]

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11 May 2010

NWC CMSI Conference Addresses Sino-American Non-Traditional Maritime Security Challenges

“Naval War College Discusses Chinese and American Maritime Challenges,” Naval War College Public Affairs, 11 May 2010.
NEWPORT, R.I. – The China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) at the Naval War College presented a conference, May 4-5, entitled “Chinese and American Approaches to Non-Traditional Security Challenges: Implications for the Maritime Domain.”
This annual conference served to continue a […]

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06 May 2010

Letter to Proceedings Editor re China ASBM Development

Andrew S. Erickson, Response to “Get Off the Fainting Couch,” C. Hooper and C. Albon, pp. 42-47, April 2010 Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 136, No. 5 (May 2010), pp. 8-12.
I welcome the authors’ forceful contribution concerning Chinese antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) development. They correctly underscore Chinese sensitivity, and vulnerability, to foreign prompt global […]

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03 May 2010

Naval War College Discusses Chinese and American Maritime Challenges

Chris Boardman, “Naval War College Discusses Chinese and American Maritime Challenges,” Newport ABC 6, 30 April 2010.
NEWPORT, R.I. (April 30, 2010) – The China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI) at the Naval War College is presenting a conference, May 4-5, entitled “Chinese and American Approaches to Non-Traditional Security Challenges: Implications for the Maritime Domain.”
Media are invited […]

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01 May 2010

Contributions to Naval War College Curriculum

Andrew S. Erickson and Gabriel B. Collins, “China’s Oil Security Pipe Dream: The Reality, and Strategic Consequences, of Seaborne Imports,” Naval War College Review, Vol. 63, No. 2 (Spring 2010), pp. 88-111.

Required reading for the National Security Decision-Making Department’s Strategy and Theater Security Course.

Andrew S. Erickson and Lyle J. Goldstein, “China Studies the […]

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01 May 2010

Response to “Get Off the Fainting Couch,” C. Hooper and C. Albon, pp. 42-47, April 2010 Proceedings

Andrew S. Erickson, Response to “Get Off the Fainting Couch,” C. Hooper and C. Albon, pp. 42-47, April 2010 Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings 136.5 (May 2010): 8-12.

Andrew S. Erickson, Associate Professor, China Maritime Studies Institute, Naval War College—I welcome the authors’ forceful contribution concerning Chinese antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) development. They correctly underscore Chinese sensitivity, and vulnerability, […]

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01 May 2010

“China’s National Security: Chinese and American Perspectives” Course Offered at Yonsei University, Summer 2010

Andrew S. Erickson, “China’s National Security: Chinese and American Perspectives,” Course IEE2036, Yonsei University International Summer School, Seoul, South Korea, Summer 2010.
China’s rapid development is reshaping the world in all dimensions. Like any nation, China has its own core national security interests. As the most dynamic great power in the international system today, however, China […]

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