U.S. Options for the People’s Republic of China’s Maritime Militias

This article originally featured on Divergent Options and is republished with permission. Read it in its original form here.  By Blake Herzinger National Security Situation:  People’s Republic of China (PRC) Maritime Militias operating in the East China Sea (ECS) and South China Sea (SCS). Date Originally Written:  February 21, 2017. Date Originally Published:  April 6, 2017. Author and/or Article … Continue reading U.S. Options for the People’s Republic of China’s Maritime Militias

A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Erickson on Chinese Naval Shipbuilding

By Sally DeBoer On the occasion of the publication of his newest book, Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course, the 6th volume in the USNI Press’ Studies in Chinese Maritime Development Series, CIMSEC spoke with editor and author Dr. Andrew Erickson, Professor of Strategy in, and a core founding member of, the U.S. Naval War … Continue reading A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Erickson on Chinese Naval Shipbuilding

China’s Conventional Strikes against the U.S. Homeland

Bruce Sugden brings us this dour scenario, representing the last of our “Sacking of Rome” series.     With its precision-strike complex, the United States has conducted conventional strikes on enemy homelands without fear of an in-kind response. Foreign military developments, however, might soon enable enemy long-range conventional strikes against the U.S. homeland. China’s January 2014 … Continue reading China’s Conventional Strikes against the U.S. Homeland

China Coast Guard: On a Trajectory for Peace or Conflict?

By Ahmed Mujuthaba  Coast guard roles are envisaged to lay a bridge between state enforcers on land and those beyond state waters. Understanding the fundamental application of coast guard organizations is important, especially given their varying roles and responsibilities in the maritime domain. Today’s coast guards are engaged in an operational spectrum spanning from an … Continue reading China Coast Guard: On a Trajectory for Peace or Conflict?