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Andrew S. Erickson China's rapid development is reshaping the world in all dimensions. Chinese language open sources offer insights into these critical trends. While such materials are increasing constantly in number, diversity, and sophistication, only a fraction is available in English. The analyses available here, many based on sources not previously considered outside China, are designed to help bridge that gap--and thereby increase understanding of the most dynamic great power in the international system today.

05 April 2005

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

Andrew S. Erickson, Lyle J. Goldstein, and William S. Murray, “‘Gate Crashing’: China’s Submarine Force Tests New Waters,” Chinese Military Update 2.7 (April 2005): 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 incident, and […]

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 24.2 (April-June 2005): 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 contradiction from harming U.S. interests […]