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“PRC, Please Build Carriers” by Colin Clark*

*Moderator’s Note: This article was originally published on the Strategic Forecasts (STRAFOR) forum on 5 November 2010.  It is reprinted here with the author’s permission. Colin Clark is editor of DoDBuzz and Pentagon correspondent for Military.com.  You can find his biography here.  My thanks to CFPS Research Fellow Dr. Stan […]

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Beijing claims South China Sea as part of ‘core interests’

Straits Times of Singapore reported on 06 July that the Chinese government has for the first time told Washington that it considers the South China Sea to be part of its ‘core interests’.   The use of this term indicates that that Beijing asserts sovereignty over the South China Sea, which […]

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“China’s Cheonan Problem” by Bonnie Glase and Brad Glosserman*

*Moderator’s Note: This article was originally published as PacNet Report #31 on Friday, 18 June 2010.  My thanks to CFPS Research Fellow Dr. Stan Weeks for bringing it to my attention.  The article is reprinted with the permission of the authors. “China’s Cheonan Problem” Bonnie Glaser [bglaser6@comcast.net] is a senior […]

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef equates to …. what in the Canadian arctic?

The grounding of a Chinese bulk carrier Saturday on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia has raised a furore in the Australian press and with environmental protection groups around the globe. You can read a Reuters press report here. MV Shen Neng I (IMO Number 9040871) is owned by the […]

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“China warms to Arctic melting” by Lloyds List Comment*

*Moderator’s Note: Thanks to Dr. Aldo Chircop, CFPS Research Fellow, Professor of Law & Graduate Studies Coordinator Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, who has recently returned from China, for bringing our attention to this article.  Originally posted by Lloyds List Comment on 2 March 2010. “China warms to Arctic […]

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Getting to know and understand them better through naval diplomacy

Two links to articles from China Brief concerning the rise of Chinese naval ambitions are provided here, and here; both are informative and insightful.  The fact that the People’s Liberations Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) is expanding its maritime ambitions should not come as a surprise, particularly in light of the growing […]

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Background and Update on NATO Counter Piracy Operations off Somalia

I have read all the posts about piracy and find them very interesting…but somewhat misinformed in certain areas. I am also somewhat disappointed that there is an absence of information about NATO’s contribution to combating piracy off the coast of Somalia. I am presently the second in command of the […]

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Australia’s New Defence Policy: Defence or Offence?

Australia’s new Defence White Paper was issued at the beginning of May – and the RAN was the big winner. Press reports describe it as “the most dramatic build-up of naval power since World War II, predicated on the belief that the rise of China heralds significant long-term strategic risks […]

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Chinese Aircraft Carriers? – Let Them Have Them*

*Moderator’s Note:  This article is reprinted with the permission of the author.  It appeared first on CSIS’s The Pacific Forum on 4 May as “PacNet Number 32.”  The original website can be found at this URL: http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/pac0932.pdf. Tetsuo Kotani (tetsuo.kotani@gmail.com) is a Research Fellow at the Ocean Policy Research Foundation. […]

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Analysis of China’s new twist to the Law of the Sea Convention and its definitions

On 8 March 2009, according to the Pentagon, “five Chinese vessels shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity to USNS Impeccable in an apparent coordinated effort to harass the US ocean surveillance ship while it was conducting routine operations in international waters.” In fact, the incident took place approximately […]

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