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Countering China Topic Week Kicks Off on CIMSEC

By Dmitry Filipoff

This week CIMSEC will be publishing articles submitted in response to a call for articles issued in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Future Warfare Division. According to Colonel Chris Rogers, “the Future Warfare Division is looking for innovative and strategic thinking on the role of the joint force in countering a rising China, with particular emphasis on the unique challenges the Indo-Pacific region presents to multi-domain operations.”

Below is a list of articles featuring during the topic week that may be updated as prospective authors finalize additional publications.

Localized Sea Denial: Countering Chinese Aggression in the South China Sea” by LtCol Roy Draa
If Not China, Who? Competing in Africa Through Foreign Military Education” by Matthew Quintero
No Free Ride in the Pacific: The Case for Investing in Mobility” by Walker Mills”

Dmitry Filipoff is CIMSEC’s Director of Online Content. Contact him at Nextwar@cimsec.org

Featured Image: The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division flies 19 AH-64 Apache helicopters in an organized formation around Oahu, May 1, 2019. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ryan Jenkins)

CFAR 2019 Winners Announced for July 16 Event at CNA

The votes are in and CIMSEC members have chosen the top authors they want to present at CFAR! Below are the winners for the respective CNA and CIMSEC categories. Not all winners will be able to attend, but many will present on their articles to provide more insight, context, and updates. 

RSVP to the Event Here!

Location: Center for Naval Analyses, 3003 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Time: 6-8pm

As always, thanks to the generous support of CNA and our contributors for helping us bring you this event, and congratulations to the winners!

CNA Category Winners

The Case for Maritime Security in an Era of Great Power Competition – Joshua Tallis

Nuclear Arms Control without a Treaty? Risks and Options After NEW START – Vince Manzo

CIMSEC Category Winners

Sea Control at the Tactical Level of War – Adam Humayun

Chinese Shipbuilding and Seapower: Full Steam Ahead, Destination Uncharted – Andrew Erickson

Then What? Wargaming the Interface Between Strategy and Operations – Barney Rubel

How the Fleet Forgot to Fight – Dmitry Filipoff

The Deep Ocean: Seabed Warfare and the Defense of Undersea Infrastructure – Bill Glenney

Vote For Authors to Attend the CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers on July 16

We need your help determining what authors and issues will be highlighted at CFAR 2019!  The authors of the top vote-getting articles will be invited to speak at the July 16th event on the article topic, so consider what you’d like an update on or what author you’d like to press with questions. All CIMSEC members are eligible to vote at the bottom of the page for:

  • Up to 5 nominees in the CIMSEC category; and,
  • Up to 2 nominees in the CNA category

If you’re not yet a CIMSEC member, it’s free and easy to sign up here for eligibility to vote. And don’t forget to RSVP to the event!

As always, thanks to the generous support of CNA and our contributors for helping us bring you this event, and congratulations to the nominees!

CNA Category Nominees

The Case for Maritime Security in an Era of Great Power Competition – Joshua Tallis

Nuclear Arms Control without a Treaty? Risks and Options After NEW START – Vince Manzo

CIMSEC Category Nominees

Sea Control at the Tactical Level of War – Adam Humayun

The Nanxun Jiao Crisis and the Dawn of Autonomous Undersea Conflict – David Strachan

Chinese Shipbuilding and Seapower: Full Steam Ahead, Destination Uncharted –Andrew Erickson

Then What? Wargaming the Interface Between Strategy and Operations – Barney Rubel

Operationalizing Distributed Maritime Operations –Kevin Eyer and Steve McJessy

Don’t Forget Our Allies! Interoperable Maritime Operations in a Combined Environment – Jason Lancaster

How the Fleet Forgot to Fight – Dmitry Filipoff

The Deep Ocean: Seabed Warfare and the Defense of Undersea Infrastructure – Bill Glenney

Cost and Survivability: Acquiring the Gator Navy LCDR Ryan Hilger, USN

Why Turkish F-35s are a Threat to the United States and NATO – Duncan Kellogg

What do you call it? The Politics and Practicalities of Warship Classification – CAPT James P. McGrath, III, USN

The Navy’s Newest Nemesis: Hypersonic Weapons – Jon Isaac

Chinese Evaluations of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force –Gabriel Collins, Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein, and William Murray

VOTE NOW: 

*As a reminder, only CIMSEC members are eligible to vote, but it’s free and easy to become one.*

CIMSEC’s Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR) 2019 – Nominations Open

On 16 July CIMSEC will host the fifth annual CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers (CFAR), an event for our readers and the public to engage our contributors on their work and topics of interest. Thanks to the generous support of CNA we are pleased to offer a professional conference on a range of maritime security issues.

The evening will provide a chance to engage your favorite CIMSEC contributors on their work over the preceding year, hear their thoughts on how their pieces have held up, and explore predictions for the coming year.

03 Jun – 07 Jun: Nominations Open
08 Jun – 12 Jun: Voting
13 Jun: Winners Announced
16 Jul: Event

Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, Jul 16th
5:00pm-6:00pm: Pre-Event Reception (Details upon RSVPing)
6:00pm-6:15pm: Welcome
6:15pm-8:00pm: Author Discussions and Q+As
Location: CNA, 3003 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

How will the speakers be chosen? All CIMSEC readers are welcome to submit nominations for articles with the only criteria that the article nominated must have appeared on the site on or after 17 April, 2018. After nominations closed, CIMSEC members will vote and the top vote-getters receive invites to speak at CFAR. Not yet a member? Consider joining CIMSEC for free!