All posts by Walker Mills

Sea Control 296 – Maritime Security in Mozambique with Dr. Assis Malaquias and Tim Walker

By Walker Mills

The program is joined by Dr. Assis Malaquias, a professor and the Chair of the global Studies and Maritime Affairs Department at Cal Maritime; and Tim Walker, who is a Senior Researcher and the Maritime Project Leader at the Institute for Security Studies in South Africa, to discuss the evolving maritime security situation in Mozambique and Africa generally.

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Links

1. Sea Control 218: Coastal Insecurity, Ansar Al-Sunna and Women in Maritime Security with Kelly Moss & Lexie Van Buskirk, by Walker Mills, CIMSEC, December 20, 2020.
2. “Mozambique’s Tuna Corruption Scandal Puts Justice on Trial,” by Karen Schoonbee, BBC News, October 3, 2021.
3. Institute for Security Studies website. 

Walker Mills is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

This episode was edited and produced by Alexia Bouallagui.

Sea Control 289 — Naval Culture in Athens and Imperial Japan with Kunika Kakuta

By Walker Mills

Kunika Kakuta, a PhD student in the War Studies Department at King’s College, London joins us to talk about her dissertation comparing naval culture and politics in 5th century Athens and Imperial Japan. She discusses the relationship between naval institutions and politics, primary source research, and lessons for contemporary leaders.

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Links

1. “The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?” by Graham Allison, The Atlantic, September, 24, 2015.
2. Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires and the Conflict that Made the Modern World, by Andrew Lambert, Yale University Press, 2018.

Walker Mills is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

This episode was edited and produced by William McQuiston.

Sea Control 288 — Chinese Civilian Shipping and the threat to Taiwan with Tom Shugart

By Walker Mills

Thomas Shugart, a recently retired Navy captain and now defense analyst, discusses his recent piece in War on the Rocks, “Mind the Gap: How China’s Civilian Shipping Could Enable A Taiwan Invasion.” The conversation covers the balance of maritime power in the Strait of Taiwan, the People’s Maritime Militia, and how China could use civilian vessels to move its troops in a cross-strait invasion.

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Links

1. “Mind the Gap: How China’s Civilian Shipping Could Enable A Taiwan Invasion,” by Thomas Shugart, War on the Rocks, August 16, 2021.
2. “The Better China is Prepared for War, the More it Can Crush US-DPP Collusion,” by Hu Xijin, Global Times, August 28, 2021.
3. “Davidson: China Could Try to Take Control of Taiwan In ‘Next Six Years,” Mallory Shelbourne, USNI News, March 9, 2021.
4. “China Maritime Report No. 4: Civil Transport in PLA Power Projection,” by Conor Kennedy, China Maritime Studies Institute of the U.S. Naval War College, December 6, 2019.
5. “Ramping the Strait: Quick and Dirty Solutions To Boost Amphibious Lift,” Conor Kennedy, China Brief from The Jamestown Foundation, July 16, 2021.
6. “PLA Uses Large Civilian Ferry Ship for Vehicle Transport in Cross-sea Landing Drills for 1st Time,” by Liu Xuanzun, Global Times, August 19, 2021.
7. MarineTraffic.com.

Walker Mills is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

This episode was edited and produced by David Suchyta.

Sea Control 277 – Chinese Escalation in Maritime Disputes with Dr. Hye Ryeon Jang

By Walker Mills

Dr. Hye Ryeon Jang from the University of Florida’s Department of Political Science joins the program to talk about her PhD dissertation, “Selective Escalation in the South China Sea: China’s Energy Mercantilism, Asymmetric Trade Dependence, and Militarized Maritime Disputes,” and its implications for US policy makers.

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Links

1. “The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?”, by Graham Allison, The Atlantic, September 24, 2015
2. “Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea,” by Jane Perlez, The New York Times, July 12, 2016
3. Dr. Hye Ryeon Jang’s website

Walker Mills is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

This episode was edited and produced by Marie Williams.