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Invite: Join the CIMSEC DC Chapter Holiday Party on December 8

By Scott Cheney-Peters 

Join the band of merry maritime revelers on December 8th near the front window at Franklin Hall for CIMSEC’s annual holiday party, with drinks and discussions about the year that was. Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required to enter Franklin Hall. 

Franklin Hall in DC.

When: Wednesday, December 8, 5:00-8:00pm

Where: Franklin Hall, 1358 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC (Nearest Metro: U Street)

Featured Image: December 2020 — The battleship Wisconsin adorned with holiday lights (via NauticusNorfolk)

Join Us Tonight: The Annual CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers

By Jimmy Drennan

Please join us tonight this Thursday evening, October 14, for the seventh annual  CIMSEC Forum for Author and Readers (CFAR), presented via Zoom by the Center for Naval Analyses. This annual event brings readers together with their favorite CIMSEC authors over the past year. Authors will discuss the articles readers voted for and will field questions from the audience.

Please register here to receive the Zoom link from our partners at CNA.

Below are the top vote-getting CIMSEC articles and authors, who will be presenting at CFAR 2021.

Evolution of the Fleet: A Closer Look at the Chinese Fishing Vessels off the Galapagos,” by Dr. Tabitha Mallory and Dr. Ian Ralby
Winning the War on Distraction: Military Leaders Need Quiet Minds in the Digital Age,” by Bill Bray
No Ordinary Boats: Cracking the Code on China’s Spratly Maritime Militias,” by Ryan Martinson
The Navy Should Stop Talking About the Future and Start Building It,” by Frank Goertner 

We look forward to their presentations and seeing you all online soon!

Jimmy Drennan is the President of CIMSEC. Contact him at President@cimsec.org.

Join Us October 14: Announcing the CIMSEC Forum for Authors and Readers Finalist Lineup

By Jimmy Drennan

Please join us Thursday evening, October 14, for the seventh annual  CIMSEC Forum for Author and Readers (CFAR), presented via Zoom by the Center for Naval Analyses. This annual event brings readers together with their favorite CIMSEC authors over the past year. Authors will discuss the articles readers voted for and will field questions from the audience.

Please register here to receive the Zoom link from our partners at CNA.

Below are the top vote-getting CIMSEC articles and authors, who will be presenting at CFAR 2021.

Evolution of the Fleet: A Closer Look at the Chinese Fishing Vessels off the Galapagos,” by Dr. Tabitha Mallory and Dr. Ian Ralby
Winning the War on Distraction: Military Leaders Need Quiet Minds in the Digital Age,” by Bill Bray
No Ordinary Boats: Cracking the Code on China’s Spratly Maritime Militias,” by Ryan Martinson
The Navy Should Stop Talking About the Future and Start Building It,” by Frank Goertner 

We look forward to their presentations and seeing you all online soon!

Jimmy Drennan is the President of CIMSEC. Contact him at President@cimsec.org.

Invitation to the Indo Pacific Maritime Hour with Dr. Olli Suorsa

By Jimmy Drennan

CIMSEC is partnering with the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) and the Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) to bring you an online event you will not want to miss! The Indo-Pacific Maritime Hour will be held online Monday, 2 Nov, 2000 EDT (Tuesday, 3 Nov, 0000 JST) with special guest Dr. Olli Suorsa.

Dr. Olli Suorsa will discuss the decisions that smaller powers make when approaching multilateral naval exercises. He argues that participation in the exercises is inherently a political question. Specifically, he will discuss smaller powers’ considerations (with special reference to Southeast Asia) in taking part in naval exercises involving various sets of actors and the participation’s significance for conveying strategic signals. Olli will underline and contrast the different utilities reaped from inclusive and exclusive arrangements, and smaller powers’ agency in accepting/declining invitations, or initiating exercise routines of their own, to signal engagement, deterrence, and/or neutrality.

To join please go to https://meet.google.com/gkr-fved-tqp

Dr. Olli Pekka Suorsa is a Research Fellow in the Maritime Security Programme of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS). Before joining RSIS he lectured at the Department of Asian and International Studies in the City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Suorsa holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the City University of Hong Kong and a Master’s degree in Asian Politics from SOAS, University of London, UK, and Bachelor’s in International Relations from the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. Dr. Suorsa has also work experience in defence industry in Finland.

Moderator: John Bradford, YCAPS Executive Director and Senior Fellow, RSIS Maritime Security Programme
Webinar Cost: Free of charge
Co-sponsor: Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP)

Please register by RSVP to info@ycaps.org. RSVP not required, but helpful for organizers.

Jimmy Drennan is the President of CIMSEC. Contact him at President@cimsec.org