Chinese, With Revamped Force, Make Presence Known in East China Sea | quotes Lyle Goldstein
The New York Times
A rapid five-year program to build 30 new cutters for China’s Coast Guard, announced in 2010, is well under way, said Lyle J. Goldstein, associate professor at the China Maritime Studies Institute of the United States Naval War College in Rhode Island, who attended the Beijing conference. “Our Coast Guard would love to have a building program that approximates that.”
Is America's Naval Supremacy Sinking? | quotes James Holmes
As James Holmes, professor of strategy at the Naval War College points out, the 157,000-ton container ship Emma Maersk hardly equals the battle power of the supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush, although it displaces one and one-half times as much as the nuclear-powered flattop.
The Realist Prism: India Visit Suggests Presidential Future for Biden | by Nikolas Gvosdev
World Politics Review
While much of the world’s attention was focused on the birth of Britain’s Prince George, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was visiting India, in an attempt to get the bilateral relationship between the world’s oldest and largest democracies back on track. New Delhi is understandably wary of the Obama administration. India’s policymakers are concerned about a possible U.S. “rush for the exits” in Afghanistan after 2014...
The Doha Debate | by Hayat Alvi
Middle East Institute New Delhi
"The opening of a special office for the Afghan Taliban in Doha, Qatar was definitely not a step in the right direction."
Radio Interview on Chinese Ships Sailing Through Soya Strait | with Toshi Yoshihara
John Batchelor Show
Toshi Yoshihara, John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Naval War College and co-author of Red Star over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy, discusses Chinese naval fleet passing through Soya Strait off northern Japan for first time. A Chinese naval fleet composed of two missile destroyers, two frigates and a supply ship was spotted passing through the Soya Strait from the Sea of Japan to the Sea of Okhotsk last Sunday morning.
To Oust Assad, Pressure Hezbollah | by Jonathan Stevenson
New York Times
"SYRIA has put President Obama’s enlightened realism in international affairs to its stiffest test. Direct military intervention could immerse the United States in yet another open-ended Middle East war. Doing nothing would mean failing to live up to America’s humanitarian obligations and harming America’s regional interests."
What Boards Need to Know About Technology | quotes Andrea Dew
IT News Online
"When I look at technology, I see the potential for it, but I also see the way that states try to shut this down – you have open networks but closed regimes," said Dr. Dew, Co-Director of the Center on Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups (CIWAG) at the United States Naval War College. "There is tremendous potential here, but there is also tremendous risk. You don't have to be one of the 'bad guys' to be able to challenge the legitimacy and authority of the status quo."
China’s Anti-Satellite Program: They’re Learning | by Joan Johnson-Freese
Arms control opponents repeatedly and consistently use the difficulty in defining what constitutes an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon as a reason not to engage in ASAT arms control efforts. Broadly defined, an ASAT weapon can include anything that can destroy or disable a satellite, including by kinetic impact, ground-based or satellite equipped lasers, or, as the Soviets insisted in the 1970’s, a spacecraft like the Space Shuttle...
The dilemma of perfect intelligence | by Theodore Gatchel
President Obama and his advisers have become very cautious about the use of intelligence to support important decisions.The dilemma is that leaders who have received such intelligence in the past have not always interpreted it correctly.
New Perspectives on the American Revolution | lecture by Marc Genest
A new perspective on the American Revolution from Marc Genest of the U.S. Naval War College. He looks at the Revolution as an insurgency campaign, and analyzes the counter-insurgency measures used by the British. Genest is a professor of Strategy and Policy, and is co-director of the College’s Center on Irregular Warfare & Armed Groups.
Is the Pentagon preparing for war with China? | quotes Joshua Rovner
The Philippine Daily Inquirer
Joshua Rovner of the US Naval War College comments that “deep inland strikes could be mistakenly perceived by the Chinese as preemptive attempts to take out its nuclear weapons, thus cornering them into a terrible use-it-or-lose-it dilemma.” And since the ASB cannot be tested or simulated, it will forever be on the hypothetical plane. Its success will never be known until there is a real war.
China and Russia, in a Display of Unity, Hold Naval Exercises | quotes Nan Li
The diversity of vessels and the more sophisticated exercises illustrated a sudden deepening of the military cooperation between Russia and China, said Nan Li, associate professor in the strategic research department at the United States Naval War College in Newport, R.I. But there are limitations on how close the two countries are militarily, Mr. Li said...