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11/30/2012
The Diplomat Blogs: The Naval Diplomat
A Cold War Solution for the South China Sea? | James R. Holmes
"My alma mater, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, will probably revoke my degree, but...I doubt diplomatic negotiations toward a South China Sea code of conduct will pay off."
11/30/2012
World Politics Review (requires subscription)
The Realist Prism: U.S., Russia Must Shed Illusions to Salvage Reset | by Nikolas Gvosdev
"One of the challenges that President Barack Obama faces in his second term is how to salvage his vaunted reset of relations with Russia." 
11/29/2012
Reuters
As China showcases carrier, global naval balance shifting | quotes Nikolas Gvosdev
"None of these developments is overwhelming or shocking in its own right," says Nikolas Gvosdev, professor of national security studies at the U.S. Naval War College. "But they point to a larger trend. The U.S. is going to have to get used to not always having the capability to be everywhere..." 
11/29/2012
John Batchelor Show NYC 77 WABC Radio
China J-15 Takeoff | interview with Toshi Yoshihara (at 14:50)
Show discusses J-15 fighter-bomber takeoff from Chinese aircraft carrier | listen to the audio at about the 14:50 mark.
11/29/2012
The Diplomat Blogs: The Naval Diplomat
One Landing Does Not Make a Carrier | by James R. Holmes
"Last Sunday China’s leadership announced that a J-15 tactical jet had landed on the Liaoning, the refitted Soviet aircraft carrier Varyag, for the first time."
11/29/2012
The Diplomat Blogs: The Naval Diplomat
Thucydides, Japan and America | James R. Holmes
"University of Georgia undergraduates used to look at me quizzically when I told them you can learn ninety percent of what you need to know about diplomacy and war by studying a war fought two millennia ago..."
11/29/2012
The American Interest: Via Meadia blog
Thucydides Provides Key to Game of Thrones | on James Holmes Diplomat piece on Pelopponnesian War

"If American policymakers want to keep America out of a war with China in the Pacific, they should start by reading Thucydides’ account of the origins of the Peloponnesian War." 

11/28/2012
World Politics Review
Strategic Horizons: Redesigning America's Security Architecture | mentions Carnes Lord
Realms like physical and cyber space, which do not fit into the geographic boxes of the combatant commands, are vital. Hence carving the world into geographic fiefdoms, which U.S. Naval War College professor Carnes Lord, in his 2012 book “Proconsuls,” calls "an Army-centric construct" created specifically to support large overseas deployments of U.S. troops into theaters of potential conflict, no longer makes sense.
11/28/2012
DiscoveryNews
Time for the U.S. to Partner with China in Space? | quotes Joan Johnson-Freese
"If one believes that China and the United States are not inherently enemies, then working together on space projects -- with technology transfer controls -- will benefit both countries..."
11/27/2012
WSJ: China Realtime report
China Aircraft Carrier Style! Assessing the First Takeoff and Landing | by Andrew Erickson
Two months after China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning was commissioned, and a year and a half after it began sea trials, an Chinese J-15 fighter became the first known fixed wing aircraft to take off from and land on it.
11/27/2012
World Politics Review
For Russia, Anti-Piracy Operations a Win-Win Arrangement | interviews Thomas Fedyszyn
Russia dispatched a three-vessel squadron to join its anti-piracy efforts off the coast of Somalia earlier this month. In an email interview, Thomas Fedyszyn, a professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, discussed Russia’s anti-piracy operations.
11/27/2012
East Asia Forum
South Korea–China maritime disputes: toward a solution | by Terence Roehrig
It may be surprising to learn that, of the many maritime disputes in Asia, one of the most violent in the past few years has occurred between South Korea and China in the Yellow Sea.
11/26/2012
The Naval Diplomat
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong? | by James Holmes
Last week we kicked off the winter term in the Naval War College’s Intermediate Level Course, dubbed Strategy & War. We spend the first week of seminars with the giants of strategic theory, namely Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and Mao Zedong.
11/26/2012
The Independent
China praises engineer in aircraft carrier program | quotes Toshi Yoshihara
"The first landing may be a milestone, but it's just the beginning," said Toshi Yoshihara, professor of Asia-Pacific studies at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island. "How the Chinese will handle aircraft losses, which are inevitable, is a better indicator of Beijing's determination to become a carrier."
11/26/2012
The Philly Post
President Obama’s Hypocritical New Drone Assassination Rules | cites Stephen Knott
I don’t buy the entirety of Knott’s (revisionist) argument that Bush gets a bum wrap from historians and critics, but he does document that many presidents at war—going back to Lincoln, and including both Woodrow Wilson and FDR—set precedents that Bush cited in support of his efforts to open up prisons like Guantanamo and set up military commissions to try suspected terrorists.

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