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Weekly Maritime News Survey, 20 January 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
 
January 20, 2012
 
* Titles without links are proprietary and/or copyrighted and may be available to U.S. government entities upon request
 
 
 
Thought of the Week:
 
- Why is it so difficult to achieve maritime supremacy? As long as there are other powerful rivals on the seas there are only two ways to overcome the enemy and realize dominance: firstly, to gain control over water crossings by physically destroying other countries’ fleets; secondly, naval blockades.
 
 
 
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INTERESTING
 
If Iran turns into a naval power, its neighbors are estimated to maintain balance via multilateral unions against Iran
Iran Diplomacy, December 22, 2011
 
 
U.S. - AMERICAS
 
The Diplomat, January 17, 2012
 
Battle for control of Asia's seas goes underwater
Associated Press, January 19, 2012
 
Wired.com Danger Room, January 18, 2012
 
The Daily Independent (Ridgecrest, CA), January 19, 2012
 
Bloomberg News, January 20. 2012
 
UPI, January 17, 2012
 
 
PIRACY
 
Chatham House, January 2012
 
The Australian, January 16, 2012
 
Daily Maverick (South Africa), January 16, 2012
 
Jiefangjun Bao Online in English 13 Jan 12
 
 
CYBER
 
Kings of War, January 17, 2012
 
Cabinet Office, November, 2011
 
Amazon.com, December 2011
 
New York Times, January 16, 2012
 
As with previous Sykipot strains, the attackers use an e-mail campaign to get specific targets to click on a link and deposit the Sykipot malware onto their machines
PCWorld, January 16, 2012
 
 
ENERGY
 
Al Bawaba, January 15, 2012
 
Bloomberg News, January 20. 2012
 
NASDAQ, January 17, 2012
 
 
CLIMATE CHANGE - ENVIRONMENT - ARCTIC - ANTARCTIC
 
The Australian, December 31, 2011
 
Xinhua, January 1, 2012
 
gCaptain, January 6, 2012
 
 
SHIPBUILDING/SHIPPING/SCRAPPING
 
gCaptain, January 6, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA
 
Russian Caucasus Exercise Scenario Linked to Potential Anti-Iran Strike
Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 16, 2012
 
RIA Novosti, January 16, 2012
 
 
RUSSIA/INDIA
 
Russia's Indian Partner Reveals Some Details of Joint Fifth-Generation Fighter
"Kindred Spirit. India Discloses Specifications of Fighter Aircraft Based on PAK FA"
Lenta.ru, November 24, 2011
 
 
EUROPE
 
The Mail (UK), January 20, 2012
 
La LettreA.fr, January 13, 2012
 
The Scotsman, January 16, 2012
 
The Australian, January 16, 2012
 
Portuguese Armed Forces Facing Staff Shortages as Austerity Bites
Expresso, January 14, 2012
 
The agreement involves the construction of submarines for the Turkish Naval Forces with air independent propulsions (AIP) at Turkey's Golcuk Naval Shipyard
World Bulletin, January 18, 2012
 
 
AFRICA
 
Jacob Zuma wants an aircraft carrier, and it will be partly up to convicted fraudster Tony Yengeni to decide who will get the contract to supply a warship potentially costing even more than the four frigates bought as part of the controversial 1999 R60 billion arms deal.
The Citizen (South Africa), January 17, 2012
 
China has changed its approach to local governments and societies while increasing its investments in Africa. As the West is mired in economic crises, Africa looks to Asian countries for alternatives 
RSIS, January 16, 2012
 
 
ASIA/PACIFIC
 
Asia One, January 17, 2012
 
The new year will see ASEAN more engaged in a balancing and hedging strategy as the “new Great Game” between the US and China in East Asia unfolds. Can ASEAN avoid being trampled underfoot?
RSIS, January 17, 2012
 
Southeast Asia Research Centre (Hong Kong), November 2011
 
Those Who Move Against the General Trend of the South China Sea Issue Are Doomed to Hurt Themselves
Renmin Ribao, January 16, 2012
 
This is an excerpt from "Further into the Sea," a book based on CCTV's latest documentary published this month
Global Times, January 16, 2012
 
The Mirror (UK), January `17, 2012
 
MIDDLE EAST
 
Financial Times, January 10, 2012
- Background and Principal Findings of Report:
- Report (in full):
 
If Iran turns into a naval power, its neighbors are estimated to maintain balance via multilateral unions against Iran
Iran Diplomacy, December 22, 2011
 
PanARMENIAN.Net, January 16, 2012
 
Mehr News Agency (Iran), January 18, 2012
 
Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), January 18, 2012
 
Russian Caucasus Exercise Scenario Linked to Potential Anti-Iran Strike
Nezavisimaya Gazeta, January 16, 2012
 
Al Bawaba, January 15, 2012
 
 
CHINA-INDIA/INDIAN OCEAN
 
Why Beijing’s defence ministers visited Kampala with US $2.3m cheque
The Independent (Uganda), January 16, 2012
 
 
CHINA-RUSSIA
 
Russia Can No Longer Count on Massive Arms Exports to China - Expert
Interfax-AVN, January 18, 2012
 
Pakistan Observer, January 12, 2012
 
 
CHINA-ASIA
 
Contemporary Southeast Asia, No 3, 2011
 
Contemporary Southeast Asia, No 3, 2011
 
This is an excerpt from "Further into the Sea," a book based on CCTV's latest documentary published this month
Global Times, January 16, 2012
 
 
CHINA-AFRICA
 
(Video) PRC Peacekeepers' Minesweeping Mission on Israel-Lebanon Border
CCTV News, January 18, 2012
 
 
CHINA-AFRICA
 
China has changed its approach to local governments and societies while increasing its investments in Africa. As the West is mired in economic crises, Africa looks to Asian countries for alternatives 
RSIS, January 16, 2012
 
Why Beijing’s defence ministers visited Kampala with US $2.3m cheque
The Independent (Uganda), January 16, 2012
 
 
CHINA MILITARY AND DEFENSE
 
PLA Quietly Advances Reforms in Organizations and Structures
Wen Wei Po, December 31, 2011
 
Head of PLA Training Dept. Outlines 2012 Military Training Plans, Reforms
Jiefangjun Bao Online in Chinese 13 Jan 12 p 2
 
 
CHINA: Navy-Naval-Maritime
 
New historical documentary "Further into the Sea" tells its story on the screen and on the page
Global Times, January 03, 2012
 
Commercial Firms Increase Logistic Efficiency at PLA East Sea Fleet Base
Renmin Haijun, September 2, 2011
 
PLA ESF Submarine Flotilla Uses Asset Management To Boost Combat Strength
Renmin Haijun, November 14, 2011
 
Armament Staff Study Session on Naval Equipment Systems
Zhongguo Jungong Bao, December 15, 2011
 
China Military News (cited from Xinhua), January 9, 2011
 
Jiefangjun Bao Online in English 13 Jan 12
 
 
CHINA: Space - Army - Air Force- 2nd Artillery – EW – Logistics – Joint – Cyber – Reserves/Militia, etc…
 
Changes in Operations Guide Transformation of Training - Thinking About Operations Triggered by Jiefangjun Bao, January 5, 2012
 
Data Link Delay-Time Compensation Based on Kalman Filtering Algorithm
Hangkong Bingqi, October 1, 2010
 
Three-Dimensional Store Separation Simulation Using Moving Structured Overlapping Grid Technique
Hangkong Bingqi, April 1, 2011
 
S&T: A Method To Eliminate Self-Oscillation in Integrator of Acceleration Passage
Hangkong Bingqi, October 1, 2010
 
2nd Artillery Paper on Dealing With Risks in Real Combat Oriented Training
Huojianbing Bao, November 2, 2011
 
New Method on Course Heading Estimation
Yuhang Xuebao, July 1, 2011
 
Accelerate Transformation of Combat Power Generation Model, Advance Reform of National Defense and Military Organization and Leadership System
Military Economic Research, November 2011
 
PRC Book Excerpt: 'Military Mobile Communications System'
Military Mobile Communications System, December 1, 2010
 
Telemetry Transmission Technology for Launch Vehicle Based on Relay Satellite System
Daodan yu Hangtian Yunzai Jishu, December 1, 2009
 
Parts 1-4 in the Series of Reports on a Certain Group Army's Comprehensive Information System Integration Building
Jiefangjun Bao, January, 2012
- PLA Group Army's Aviation, Ground Forces Linked by Information Systems
- PLA Group Army's Information System Breaks Down Service Stovepipes
- PLA Group Army Protects Information System, Messages With 'Encryption'
- PLA Group Army's Information System Allows Rapid Command, Synchronized Actions
 
 
CHINA: Geo-Pol-Economic
 
The scholar and author discusses if we are entering a new era of Chinese exceptionalism
Al Jazeera, January 14, 2012
 
Reuters, January 17, 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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