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Weekly Maritime News Survey, 3 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 03, 2012
 
* Titles without links are proprietary and/or copyrighted and may be available to U.S. government entities upon request
 
Thought of the Week:
 
- Only three months ago, we would have violated U.S. secrecy laws by sharing what we write here … The Chinese government has a national policy of economic espionage in cyberspace. In fact, the Chinese are the world's most active and persistent practitioners of cyber espionage today.
 
 
 
U.S. - AMERICAS
 
Emergency Management, January 29, 2012
 
January, 2012
 
The Diplomat, February 3, 2012
 
China’s military buildup necessitates a Navy upgrade, not cutback
Washington Times, Janauary 31, 2012
By Adm. James A. Lyons (Retired Adm. James A. Lyons was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations.)
 
Maritime Professional, January 31, 2012
 
Heritage Organization, February 2, 2012
By James Jay Carafano and Jessica Zuckerman
 
The Falklands will be lost forever if Argentina invades again, one of Britain's senior military figures has warned
The Telegraph, January 28, 2012
 
International Business Times, January 31, 2012
 
 
PIRACY
 
Lloyd's List, October 27, 2011
 
The National (UAE), January 30, 2012
 
(Video Clip) PLA Navy's Escort Formations Showcase China's Positive Image on International Arena
Over the past three years, the PLA Navy's escort mission to the Gulf of Aden has projected a positive image of China on the international stage.
CCTV-7, December 27, 2011
 
Chandigarh Tribune, February 1, 2012
 
Borneo Post, February 2, 2012
 
Voice of Russia, February 2, 2012
 
PLA's Somali Mission Helps Improve Open Ocean Escort Capabilities
CCTV-7, December 26, 2011
 
A French military vessel equipped with a variety of non-lethal defense technology could provide security in waters where pirates abound
Discovery News / AFP, January 30, 2012
 
Largest German Navy Ship: The Berlin Leaves for Anti-Piracy Mission
Spiegel, January 28, 2012
 
 
CYBER
 
It is more efficient for the Chinese to steal innovations and intellectual property than to incur the cost and time of creating their own
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2012
By Mike McConnell, Michael Chertoff, and William Lynn
 
 
ENERGY
 
Chatham House, January 2012
 
UPI, February 1, 2012
 
Cyprus Mail, January 31, 2012
 
PRC Journal Relates Changes in Middle East, North Africa to Oil Supply Security
Waijiao Pinglun, April 25, 2011
 
 
CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC
 
 
Global Times, February 2, 2012
 
Will it be the next geopolitical battleground or remain the common heritage of humankind?
The Hindu, February 1, 2012
 
 
SHIPBUILDING/SHIPPING/SCRAPPING
 
Maritime Professional, January 31, 2012
 
The Morning Bulletin (Australia), April 15, 2011
 
Following the sinking of the Costa Concordia, many questions arise as to the management of crisis situations on board passenger ships. Author of a brilliant thesis on passenger safety in maritime transport, supported at the University of Nantes, Awa Sam-Lefebvre, PhD in law and researcher at the National School Maritime (ENSM) and the Centre Maritime and Oceanic Law (CDMO), shares his views on this issue.
Mer et Marine, January 20, 2012
 
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Press Release, January 30, 2012
 
Heritage Organization, February 2, 2012
By James Jay Carafano and Jessica Zuckerman
 
Financial Times, January 31, 2012
 
Reuters, February 1, 2012
 
Philippine Star, February 1, 2012
 
Maritime Propulsion, January 24, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA
 
Russian Aircraft-Carrying Force Completing Drill in Mediterranean
Interfax-AVN, January 30, 2012
 
Voice of Russia, February 2, 2012
 
Interfax, January 30, 2012 
 
RIA Novosti, January 31, 2012
 
RIA Novosti, February 1, 2012
 
The first one of the year, 16 hour duration
Avio News, January 30, 2012
 
 
INDIA / INDIAN OCEAN
 
Economic Times of India, February 2, 2012
 
Indian Defense Review, July - September, 2011
 
In Pakistan, military coups are the one thing the country can rely on
American Spectator, January 27, 2012
 
 
EUROPE
 
The Sea Ceptor system will be able to protect an area of about 500 square miles; Sea Ceptor will initially be used at sea, but could be adapted for the Army and RAF
Sky News, January 30, 2012
 
Defence Professionals, February 3, 2012
 
Tony Blair wanted to hand Gibraltar over to Spain because it was an “obstacle” to Britain’s closer relationship with the European Union, according to a former minister
The Telegraph, January 23, 2012
 
Largest German Navy Ship: The Berlin Leaves for Anti-Piracy Mission
Spiegel, January 28, 2012
 
The Falklands will be lost forever if Argentina invades again, one of Britain's senior military figures has warned
The Telegraph, January 28, 2012
 
International Business Times, January 31, 2012
 
 
AFRICA
 
Two sides unable to agree a transit fee... Oil provides about 98 percent of South Sudan's income ... Disentangling oil among list of disputes after secession
Reuters, January 30, 2012
 
Nikkei, February 1, 2012
 
 
ASIA/PACIFIC
 
NBR, January, 2012
 
PRC Article on People Who Help Kim Jong Un Run DPRK
Nanfang Zhoumo (China), January 12, 2012
 
RSIS, January 27, 2012
 
RSIS, January 27, 2012
 
Philippine Star, February 1, 2012
 
Difficulties in securing spare parts from Boeing blamed
Korea Times, January 31, 2012
 
 
MIDDLE EAST
 
Chicago Tribune / Reuters, January 29, 2012
 
Cyprus Mail, January 31, 2012
 
Press TV (Iran), January 30, 2012 
 
 
CHINA-UNITED STATES / AMERICAS
 
PRC Officials, Scholars Discuss US Strategy in Asia, China's Response
Wen Wei Po (Hong Kong), December 1, 2011
 
JFJB Article on Difficulties in Advancing Sino-US Military Relations
Jiefangjun Bao, January 17, 2012
 
The Diplomat, February 3, 2012
 
NBR, January, 2012
 
Summary: PRC Expert Analyzes Motives Behind US Naval Shift to Asia-Pacific Region
Hsin Pao (Hong Kong Economic Journal), January 28, 2012
 
 
CHINA-INDIA
 
Chandigarh Tribune, February 1, 2012
 
 
CHINA-MIDDLE EAST
 
UPI, February 1, 2012
 
The Straits Times (Singapore), January 28, 2012
 
 
CHINA-AFRICA
 
Nikkei, February 1, 2012
 
 
CHINA MILITARY AND DEFENSE
 
PRC Military Expert Rounds Up International Military Trends in 2011
Jiefangjun Bao, December 31, 2011
 
Major Reshuffle of PLA High-Ranking Officers; "Scholar Generals" Emerging
The personnel change spreads across the general departments of the Central Military Commission, the military regions, the armed services and military institutions
Ta Kung Pao (Hong Kong), January 13, 2012
 
 
CHINA: Navy-Naval-Maritime
 
China Needs Aircraft Carriers To Transform Naval Air Force
Tzu Ching (Hong Kong), January 1, 2012
 
Navy Recognition, January 28, 2012
 
Video: PLA Navy ESF Support Base Holds Real-Combat Minesweeping Exercise
PLA Navy's Minesweepers Successfully Clear Smart Mine in Exercise
CCTV-7, December 5, 2011
 
Video: PLA Navy Aviation Regiment Holds Long-Distance Air Strike Training Exercise
CCTV-7, December 5, 2011
 
Video: Naval Aviation Unit Organizes Large-Fleet Maritime Minelaying at Minimum Altitude 
CCTV-7, December 12, 2011
 
Video: PLA Navy ESF Carries Out Multi-Service, Multi-Arms Beach Landing Exercise
CCTV-7, December 6, 2011
 
Video: PLA Navy Conducts Underway Abeam Replenishment in Eastern Indian Ocean 8 Nov
CCTV-7, November 9, 2011
 
2049 Institute, January 26, 2012
 
PLA's Somali Mission Helps Improve Open Ocean Escort Capabilities
CCTV-7, December 26, 2011
 
Review of NSF Comprehensive Military Information Network's Development
How Does the Network Become the Ears Enabling Deaf People To Hear?
Renmin Haijun, October 20, 2011
 
PLAN NSF Flight Regiment Transforms Ways To Boost Combat Power Generation
Renmin Haijun, August 31, 2011
 
Analysis of Shipborne Aviation Corps Command Flow Time Performance in Air Defense
Taiyuan Huoli Yu Zhihui Kongzhi, June 1, 2011
 
 
CHINA: Space - Army - Air Force- 2nd Artillery – EW – Logistics – Joint – Cyber – Reserves/Militia, etc…
 
It is more efficient for the Chinese to steal innovations and intellectual property than to incur the cost and time of creating their own
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2012
By Mike McConnell, Michael Chertoff, and William Lynn
 
Video: PLA Air Force's Bomber Unit Achieves Networked, Visualized Commanding of Flight Training
CCTV-7, December 16, 2011
 
Video: PLAAF Surface-To-Air Missile Unit Develops Simulation System for Training
CCTV-7, December 1, 2011
 
A Study on Distributed Skywave Over-the-Horizon Radar
Xiandai Leida (Nanjing), June 1, 2011
 
Survey of Data Link Simulation Technologies
Taiyuan Huoli Yu Zhihui Kongzhi, May 1, 2011
 
Design of Real-Time Data Transmitting System
Taiyuan Huoli Yu Zhihui Kongzhi, May 1, 2011
 
Leadership Reshuffle, Restructuring of China's Air Force Colleges (Commentary)
Wen Wei Po (Hong Kong), January 21, 2012
 
 
CHINA: Geo-Pol-Economic
 
PRC Journal Relates Changes in Middle East, North Africa to Oil Supply Security
Waijiao Pinglun, April 25, 2011
 
China's Diplomacy Seeks Progress Through Stability in 2012
Liaowang, January 9, 2012
 
 
ETC…
 
Five centuries before Facebook and the Arab spring, social media helped bring about the Reformation
The Economist, December 17, 2011
 
 
 
 
 
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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