Maritime Strategy for Great Power Competition Week By Chris Kremidas-Courtney Introduction: Hybrid Threats Today, there are state and non-state actors challenging nations, institutions, and private companies through a wide range of overt and covert activities targeted at their vulnerabilities. Both NATO and the European Union refer to these as “hybrid threats” and the maritime domain … Continue reading Countering Hybrid Threats in the Maritime Environment
The following article originally featured at the National Maritime Foundation and is republished with permission. Read it in its original form here. By Gurpreet S. Khurana Since 2010, the concept of ‘Indo-Pacific’ has gained increasing prevalence in the geopolitical and strategic discourse, and is now being used increasingly by … Continue reading The ‘Indo-Pacific’ Concept: Retrospect and Prospect
This post first appeared on the National Maritime Foundation and is republished with permission. Read it in its original form here. By Captain Gurpreet S. Khurana, PhD Less than five years after the China commissioned its first Soviet-origin aircraft carrier Liaoning in September 2012, it launched its first-ever domestic carrier – the Type 001A – on 26 April 2017. … Continue reading China’s Aircraft Carrier: ‘Dreadnought’ or ‘Doctrinal Dilemma’?
The following article was originally featured by the National Maritime Foundation and is republished with permission. Read it in its original form here. By Gurpreet S. Khurana On 14 November 2016, the Bangladesh Navy (BN) took delivery of two old refurbished Chinese Type 035G Ming-class diesel-electric submarines. As part of the US$ 203 million contract … Continue reading China Delivers Submarines to Bangladesh: Imperatives, Intentions, and Implications