Professors Toshi Yoshihara and James Holmes, Strategy and Policy Department, spoke at the Center for the National Interest on Nov. 17, for the inaugural program under the leadership of the Center's new Senior Director for China and the Pacific, Lt. Gen. Wallace "Chip" Gregson (Ret.). They joined Richard Solomon, President of the US Institute of Peace, and Gen. Gregson served as moderator. Holmes and Yoshihara recapped their recent book, Red Star over the Pacific
. The speakers examined China's maritime strategy and capabilities, the problems which China is facing in trying to learn how to operate a navy, and the potential consequences for the U.S. and its allies. China's growing naval power is driven by a number of factors, including China's desire to expand and protect its commercial interests abroad. Holmes’ remarks are available at The Diplomat
and a summary of the event is available at http://www.cftni.org/11.17.11ChinaNavyRev.pdf
Professor Lyle J. Goldstein, Strategic Research Department and China Maritime Studies Institute, spoke at Georgetown University's Walsh School, Nov. 18, on “Chinese Naval Strategy in the South China Sea.” A podcast
Professor Terry Roehrig, National Security Affairs Department, and Professor Toshi Yoshihara, Strategy and Policy Department, spoke for the 2011 Far East Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., sponsored by the Naval Reserve Commander, Naval Forces Japan, Nov. 19-20. Yoshihara’s briefs addressed issues raised in his co-authored book "Red Star Over the Pacific" as well as the topic "Chinese Guerrilla Warfare at Sea.” Roehrig’s lectures focused on "Asian Politics in 2012: Elections and Power Transitions" and "North Korean Nuclear Strategy and Doctrine."
Professors Michael Vlahos and John Maurer, Strategy and Policy Department, participated in a UK documentary that aired this fall and can be watched on YouTube
. In the 200 years since the American Revolution, the United States and Great Britain have moved from enemies to firm allies. This documentary follows military experts and historians as they work through the top secret 'War Plan Red' to see how a hypothetical battle between America and Great Britain might have unfolded.
Professor Milan Vego, Joint Military Operations Department, delivered lectures at the Royal Higher Institute for Defence, Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 20-22. His lecture entitled “The Navy in the 21st Century” focused on the role of the navies across the spectrum of conflict at sea in this century, from operations short of war (e.g. protection of the country’s economic interest at sea, combating maritime terrorism combating piracy, support of foreign policy, support of insurgency/counterinsurgency, support of peace operations) to high-intensity conventional war; nature, character, and characteristics of naval warfare, and the role of technology and the human factor in naval warfare. Another presentation entitled “The Navy, Safeguarding Maritime Prosperity” focused on the role of small navies in protecting the country’s economic interests at sea.
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