Archive | Interviews

14 November 2021

Interviewed by Gordon Arthur, Shephard Media’s Asia-Pacific Editor: “Moving towards Mare Nostrum”

Great to speak with Gordon Arthur for his latest piece! I long enjoyed catching up with “King Arthur” and fellow defense journalists at the Zhuhai Airshow, and really miss those days! But now we continue our tracking of PLA developments by other open source means—and here you can read about the latest PRC military maritime […]

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13 November 2021

Interviewed by ANI News: “Pentagon Report Issues ‘Clarion Call’ Over Chinese Military Ambitions”

“Pentagon Report Issues ‘Clarion Call’ Over Chinese Military Ambitions,” ANI News, 8 November 2021.

… The CMPR [China Military Power Report] only covers developments till the end of 2020, the better part of a year ago. For that reason, it did not mention the test of a fractional orbital bombardment system (FOBS) several months ago. A […]

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12 November 2021

How Powerful Is China’s Military? The Pentagon’s New China Report Offers Answers

Andrew S. Erickson, interviewed by Harry J. Kazianis, “How Powerful Is China’s Military? The Pentagon’s New China Report Offers Answers,” 19FortyFive, 12 November 2021.
Editor’s Note: Having distilled the 2021 China Military Power Report (CMPR)’s key findings into a six-page summary last week, Dr. Andrew S. Erickson now offers his big-picture conclusions and recommendations.

Q: What’s the biggest […]

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24 October 2021

Listen to New Midrats Podcast—“Episode 606: China’s Dangerous Decade with Andrew Erickson”

Honored to speak with the hosts CDR Salamander and EagleOne, and all participating in our discussion! 
We spoke live at 5 P.M. (EDT) on 24 October 2021 for Midrats Episode 606: China’s Dangerous Decade with Andrew Erickson…

Click here to listen to the 66-minute podcast!

What are the of economic, demographic, and political forces driving China through this […]

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17 October 2021

Interviewed by ANI News: “China Exploits the ‘Decade of Danger’”

“China Exploits the ‘Decade of Danger’,” ANI News, 12 October 2021.

… This period where China’s military and strategic power grows to the point that …war becomes possible, and with the USA and allies [currently at risk of being perceived as] unprepared to properly deter, is described as “the decade of greatest danger” by Andrew Erickson, a Professor […]

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25 April 2021

Andrew S. Erickson on the ‘Decade of Greatest Danger’

“Andrew S. Erickson on the ‘Decade of Greatest Danger’,” interviewed by Eyck Freymann, The Wire China, 25 April 2021.

A Q&A With Andrew S. Erickson
Andrew Erickson is a Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College’s China Maritime Studies Institute and an expert on China’s military. His recent work has focused on China’s “maritime gray zone […]

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12 April 2021

Beijing Has a Navy it Doesn’t Even Admit Exists, Experts Say. And it’s Swarming Parts of the South China Sea

Brad Lendon, “Beijing Has a Navy it Doesn’t Even Admit Exists, Experts Say. And it’s Swarming Parts of the South China Sea,” CNN, 12 April 2021.
… … … Despite Chinese government denials, there is little ambiguity in Western circles about what the Pentagon calls the People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia (PAFMM). …
Some experts have taken to […]

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21 February 2021

Glad to Speak with The Wire China for “Deep State, Inc.” Cover Story—On China Sam Enterprise Group’s Fishy Plans for Strategic Solomon Islands

Alex W. Palmer, “Deep State, Inc.,” Cover Story, The Wire China, 21 February 2021.
A nixed deal offers a rare window into how Chinese companies often work in tandem with, and sometimes on behalf of, Beijing.

Peter Kenilorea Jr. was scrolling through Facebook one afternoon in September 2019 when he came across a photo that caught his […]

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18 February 2021

Honored to be Interviewed by Patricia Lourdes Viray in The Philippine Star: “By Number, China Now Has World’s Largest Navy—Report”

Patricia Lourdes Viray, “By Number, China Now Has World’s Largest Navy—Report,” interview of Andrew Erickson, The Philippine Star, 18 February 2021.

MANILA, Philippines — In terms of ships deployed at sea, China’s navy has overtaken the United States, making it the world’s largest, according to a report.
Andrew Erickson, a professor at the China Maritime Studies Institute […]

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20 January 2021

How President Biden Should Support The U.S.-Japan Alliance

Andrew S. Erickson, interviewed by Harry J. Kazianis, “How President Biden Should Support The U.S.-Japan Alliance,” 19FortyFive, 20 January 2021.

Republished in RealClearWorld, RealClearDefense, Defense News Newsletter, and Washington Examiner Defense Newsletter.

Editor’s Note: On this Inauguration Day, we spoke with Dr. Andrew Erickson, a professor of strategy in the U.S. Naval War College (NWC)’s China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI), […]

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23 December 2020

Advantage At Sea: U.S. Maritime Strategy Focuses On China

Andrew S. Erickson, interviewed by Harry J. Kazianis, “Advantage At Sea: U.S. Maritime Strategy Focuses On China,” 19FortyFive, 22 December 2020.

Republished in RealClearDefense.

Editor’s Note: We recently spoke with Dr. Andrew Erickson, a professor of strategy in the U.S. Naval War College (NWC)’s China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI), to get his take on the newly released U.S. maritime strategy, Advantage […]

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15 November 2020

China’s DF-21D And DF-26B ASBMs: Is The U.S. Military Ready?

Andrew S. Erickson, interviewed by Harry J. Kazianis, “China’s DF-21D And DF-26B ASBMs: Is The U.S. Military Ready?” 19FortyFive, 15 November 2020.
… … … With its continued development of ASBMs and associated targeting architecture, China continues to work on changing the game in the South China Sea and beyond—but so too does the United States with its own […]

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11 November 2019

Honored to furnish quotes for major PLA Navy feature by Shephard Asia-Pacific Editor Gordon Arthur in Naval Warfare International

Gordon Arthur, “Eclipsing the Competition,” Naval Warfare International 2.6 (November/December 2019): 9-13.
“Regarding the modernisation of China’s navy, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in April, Andrew Erickson, professor of strategy at the US Naval War College, told Shephard: ‘Chinese naval development enjoys top-level support, starting with [President] Xi himself. China has the world’s largest shipbuilding […]

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30 May 2019

Interviewed by Washington Post “Monkey Cage“ Editor Jessica Chen Weiss of Cornell on “What China’s Assertiveness in the South China Sea Means—And What Comes Next”

Jessica Chen Weiss, “What China’s Assertiveness in the South China Sea Means—And What Comes Next,” The Monkey Cage, Washington Post, 30 May 2019.
China’s ‘maritime gray zone operations’ target U.S. naval vessels.
On Wednesday, General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, remarked that despite assurances that there would be no moves to […]

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15 May 2019

Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone

Prashanth Parameswaran, “Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone,” The Diplomat, 14 May 2019.
How China thinks about and acts in the maritime gray zone, and what that means for the region’s future.
Over the past few years, as China has continued its expansion in the maritime domain, scholars and practitioners alike […]

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04 April 2019

New BBC Program Interviews Many American & Chinese Specialists: “Analysis: Will China and America Go to War?”

“Analysis: Will China and America Go to War?” BBC, 31 March 2019.
Honored to speak on Chinese naval shipbuilding from 05:48-07:35!
Will the growing competition between China and the United States inevitably lead to military conflict? One leading American academic created huge attention when in 2017 he posed the idea of what he called a “Thucydides […]

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11 March 2019

Andrew S. Erickson and Ryan D. Martinson Discuss China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations

Dmitry Filipoff, “Andrew S. Erickson and Ryan D. Martinson Discuss China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations,” Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC), 11 March 2019.

Republished as “Interview: China’s Maritime ‘Gray Zone’ Operations,” The Maritime Executive, 2019.

On March 15th, the Naval Institute Press will publish China’s Maritime Gray Zone Operations, a volume edited by professors Andrew S. Erickson and Ryan D. Martinson from the Naval War […]

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22 December 2018

The PLA Navy’s Growing Prowess: A Conversation with Andrew Erickson

Honored to speak with Bonnie Glaser about China’s shipbuilding industry, rapid naval buildup, and what it means!
Bonnie Glaser, “The PLA Navy’s Growing Prowess: A Conversation with Andrew Erickson,” ChinaPower Podcast, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 21 December 2018.
This episode explores the rapid modernization of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and its growing […]

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26 October 2017

New CSIS ChinaPower Podcast: “China’s Maritime Militia: A Conversation with Andrew Erickson”

“China’s Maritime Militia: A Conversation with Andrew Erickson,” podcast interview with Bonnie Glaser, ChinaPower Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, 26 October 2017.
Click here to listen to the half-hour-long podcast.
In this episode, Professor Andrew Erickson joins us to discuss the origin and role of China’s maritime militia. Our conversation traces the history […]

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