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Japan’s Izumo Helicopter Carrier Commissioned

This past week, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned the lead vessel of its new class of helicopter carrier at a ceremony at the Yokusuka naval base less than 10 miles south of Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city. The … Continue reading

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Europe’s Role in an East Asian War

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik”. This article was published there at first. Major war in East Asia is a very unpleasant, … Continue reading

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Sea Control 41 – The View From China

In this very interesting episode, Matthew Hipple talks with Dean Cheng, a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Studies Center at the The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Cheng is specialized in China’s … Continue reading

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Even With a Bigger Navy, It’ll Be Tough for Beijing to Control the South China Sea

by Robert Beckhusen, freelance writer It’s one of the perennial stories of world politics. China is rapidly building up its naval forces, and one of the directions those warships are heading is into the disputed zones of the South China … Continue reading

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The Future of China’s Expeditionary Operations

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik”. This article was published there at first China’s maritime top priorities will remain in the East … Continue reading

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Who is Ahead in Asia’s Carrier Arms Race?

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik”. This article was published there at first. Asia’s maritime arms race has again highlighted the emerging … Continue reading

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“Inconsistent” Asia Pivot Could Exacerbate Sino-American Tension

If the United States fail to adequate communicate their “pivot” or “rebalancing” to East Asia and emphasize its military component at the expense of necessary economic cooperation, it risks heightening Chinese fears of encirclement, the nation’s former ambassador to China … Continue reading

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Will China Fight Falklands-Style Wars?

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik”. Here is what the Pentagon’s analogy of China and Falkland-Style wars is really about. The PLAN … Continue reading

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Geostrategic Aircraft Carrier Rating: Why India Matters More Than China

by Felix F. Seidler, Editor of the “Deutschland Agenda” and owner of Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik” – the article was first published on “Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik”. Aircraft carriers are going to be an indispensable asset for all players in the “Indo-Pacific Maritime Great … Continue reading

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