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Analysis: When Could China Be Ready for a Cross-Strait Invasion?

  There’s rising concern about the prospect of a major military crisis erupting across the Taiwan Strait as a result...

Opinion: Time to End China's Lease at the Port of Darwin

By The Strategist 05-03-2021 08:34:13

Posted in: Ports

[By Peter Jennings] Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton has asked his department "to come back with some advice"...

U.S. Heads Out of Afghanistan and Into the Indo-Pacific

[By Michael Shoebridge] US President Joe Biden has done what Barack Obama and Donald Trump wanted to do when they were in offic...

UK and Royal Navy Shift Focus Towards the Indo-Pacific

By The Strategist 03-22-2021 10:44:00

Posted in: Shipping

[By James Rogers] “In the decade ahead, the UK will deepen our engagement in the Indo-Pacific, establishing a greater and...

China's Troubling Solution to its Water-Security Woes

Beijing has long understood that China has a water-security problem that could pose an existential threat. In 2005, China’s...

Op-Ed: Two Seaport Operators Support China's Naval Expansion

The Chinese Communist Party’s first leader, Mao Zedong, once said that ‘political power grows out of the barrel of a g...

Why China's New "Coast Guard Law" Raises Risk in the S. China Sea

[By Michael Shoebridge] Xi Jinping’s control over the China Coast Guard, together with a new law that authorize...

Evaluating the PLA Navy's Options to Pressure Taiwan and Test Biden

[By Charlie Lyons Jones, Elena Yi-Ching Ho and Malcolm Davis] As tensions rise over China’s recent aggress...

Op-Ed: The U.S. Navy Can't Outbuild China

[By Marcus Hellyer] The most often quoted line of the ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu is that “supreme excel...

Is Soviet Naval Strategy a Template for China’s Maritime Ambitions?

[By James Goldrick] In 1976, Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Sergei Georgyevich Gorshkov published his exposition of S...

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