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Weekly Maritime News Survey, 17 Feb 2012

Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense. Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.
 
Strategic Research Department
 
February 17, 2012
 
* Titles without links are proprietary and/or copyrighted and may be available to U.S. government entities upon request
 
 
 
Thought of the Week:
 
- The U.S. has reversed a two-decade-long decline in energy independence, increasing the proportion of demand met from domestic sources over the last six years to an estimated 81 percent through the first 10 months of 2011, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from the U.S. Department of Energy.
 
 
 
 
INTERESTING
 
The naval build-up by Beijing and a Pentagon shift in seaborne firepower towards Asia are creating an arena for rivalries
Financial Times (London), February 12, 2012
 
 
U.S. - AMERICAS
 
Defense News, February 12, 2012
 
I served in the CIA for 28 years and I can tell you: America's screw-ups come from bad leaders, not lousy spies
Foreign Policy, Jan/Feb 2012
 
 
PIRACY
 
Breakbulk, February 14, 2012
 
Protecting ships cost $7 billion in 2011, but Somali pirates got just $160 million in ransom
Jerusalem Post, February 12, 2012
 
Pirates used to be the stuff of fairy tales, but increasingly they have become a reality of day-to-day life. The new rules do not license the use of force, but rather codify and regulate the circumstances in which a ship comes under attack and must use force as a protective action. Although pirates have become ever more emboldened in their activities, and ships continue to be attacked and hijacked, to date no ship with armed guards on board has been successfully seized.
International Law Office, February 15 2012
 
Or Ships’ guards flout rules, adviser reports
Bloomberg Businessweek, February 7, 2012
 
BizCommunity (South Africa), February 17, 2012
 
MSNBC, February 13, 2012
 
Africa Review (Kenya), February 11, 2012
 
The New Age (Johannesburg), February 13, 2012
 
 
CYBER
 
New York Times, February 10, 2012
 
 
ENERGY
 
Bloomberg Businessweek, February 14, 2012
 
Oil & Gas Journal, February 5, 2012
 
The Independent, February 14, 2012
 
Jakarta Globe, February 13, 2012
 
FOCUS Information Agency (Bulgaria), February 13, 2012
 
 
CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC
 
China's Growing Interest in the Arctic Challenges Russia
Want China Times (Taiwan), February 10, 2012
 
Academy hosting conference, wants to be a resource for new initiatives
The Day (New London, CT), February 12, 2012
 
 
SHIPBUILDING/SHIPPING/SCRAPPING
 
Shipowners are confronted with emissions technology choices for newbuilds that will force them to consider propulsion designs more carefully than ever before
Maritime Executive, February 14, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA
 
RIA Novosti, February 6, 2012
 
Phantom Ships of the State Defense Order
The authorities are promising to reestablish Russia's status as a naval superpower within 30 years
Novyye Izvestiya, February 7, 2012
 
Russian Defense Policy, December 21, 2011
 
Interfax, February 14, 2012
 
Interfax, February 14, 2012
 
Armaments of the 21st Century Will Have Intuition and Attitude - New Nano-Bio-Info-Cognitive Technologies Threaten Human Society
Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye (Moscow), December 2, 2011
 
Interfax, February 14, 2012
 
Interfax, February 8, 2012
 
Indo-Asian News Service / RIA Novosti, February 13, 2012
 
Priyezzheva on Development of Military Educational System in 2011
Krasnaya Zvezda, February 8, 2012
 
Interfax, February 13, 2012
See photos at:
 
 
INDIA
 
RIA Novosti (Russia), February 14, 2012
 
 
EUROPE
 
Spain Dispatches Patrol Boat to Protect Maritime Routes in Western Africa
ABC.es (Madrid), February 13, 2012
 
Nigerian Tribune, February 14, 2012
 
Aviation Week, February 14, 2012
 
4Traders, February 16, 2012
 
 
AFRICA
 
Pravda, February 7, 2012
 
Sharp Edge News, February 2, 2012
 
Nigeria Defence, February 10, 2012
 
Africa Review (Kenya), February 11, 2012
 
BizCommunity (South Africa), February 17, 2012
 
The New Age (Johannesburg), February 13, 2012
 
Spain Dispatches Patrol Boat to Protect Maritime Routes in Western Africa
ABC.es (Madrid), February 13, 2012
 
Nigerian Tribune, February 14, 2012
 
 
ASIA/PACIFIC
 
The Straits Times, February 14, 2012
 
Fiendishly complex disputes in the South China Sea dangerously simplified
The Economist, February 4, 2012
 
Kyunghyang Shinmun (Seoul), February 14, 2012
 
 
INDIA OCEAN
 
BizCommunity (South Africa), February 17, 2012
 
Defense News, February 11, 2012
 
The News (Pakistan), February 11, 2012
 
 
MIDDLE EAST
 
Associated Press, February 9, 2012
 
Press TV (Iran), February 10, 2012
 
Foreign Policy, February 10, 2012
 
CNN, February 16, 2012
 
 
CHINA-UNITED STATES / AMERICAS
 
South China Morning Post, February 13, 2012
 
 
CHINA-RUSSIA
 
Want China Times (Taiwan), February 10, 2012
 
 
CHINA-EUROPE
 
Ukrainian Navy Commander Leads Military Delegation on Visit to China
Ukrainian News Agency "UNIAN" (Kiev), February 14, 2012
 
 
CHINA-ASIA
 
IHS, February 14, 2012
 
 
CHINA MILITARY AND DEFENSE
 
PRC Article on Readjustment of Military Strategies of U.S., Israel, Japan
Renmin Ribao, February 2, 2012
United States - Shift of Military Strategies to the Asia-Pacific
 
Wall Street Journal (China Real Time Report), February 14, 2012
 
IHS, February 14, 2012
 
PRC Commentary Says PLA Strategic Planning Department Foretells Reforms
Guoji Xianqu Daobao, December 14, 2011
 
Invisible War Is Coming Quietly - An Interview With Major General Yu Aishui, Director of the Beijing Military Region Air Force Political Department
Nanfang Zhoumo (Guangzhou), February 9, 2012
 
 
CHINA: Navy-Naval-Maritime
 
PLA Navy Drills in West Pacific Suggest Growing Confidence, Evolving Taiwan Strategy
Janes Defence Weekly, February 9, 2012
 
PLA ESF Submarine Flotilla's New Way of Assessing Full Training Captains
Renmin Haijun, November 30, 2011
 
PLA Fleet Ordnance Depot Carries Out Long-Distance Logistics Support Exercise
A Certain South Sea Fleet Military Weapons Depot's Long-distance Maneuver Support Training Exercise's Normalization - Traveling a Thousand Li Through Many Places to Aid the 'Flood Dragon'
Renmin Haijun, August 31, 2011
 
Thomson Reuters, February 15, 2012
 
 
CHINA: Space - Army - Air Force- 2nd Artillery – EW – Logistics – Joint – Cyber – Reserves/Militia, etc…
 
Simulation on the Seeker Signal Wavelets Denoising Based on Parameters
Hangkong Bingqi, October 1, 2010
 
Book Excerpt: Military Satellite Communications System
Junshi Weixing Tongxin Xitong, December 1, 2010
 
Research on Key Techniques of Tianxun-1 Micro-Satellite Operator
A Thesis in Measuring Technology and Instrument Engineering
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, April 1, 2008
 
Generation of Two-Mode Attack Graph Based on Attack Expectation
Hangkong Bingqi, June 1, 2011
 
 
CHINA: Geo-Pol-Economic
 
PRC Journal Suggests Ways to Ensure China's Overseas Interests
Xiandai Guoji Guanxi, June 20, 2011
 
Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2012
 
Xinhua, February 10, 2012
 
People's Daily, February 6, 2012
 
 
 
 
Questions or comments about this page can be sent to MaritimeNews@usnwc.edu
 
Material and external links contained herein are made available for the purpose of peer review and discussion, and to promote critical thinking. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense. Selection of articles should not be construed as an explicit or implicit endorsement of particular publications, or the authors' or publisher's views or interpretations.
 
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