Category Taiwan

Pride Of PLA Navy To Make Port Call In Hong Kong

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/2099772/pride-pla-navy-make-port-call-hong-kong?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20170624&utm_campaign=scmp_today News›China Pride Of PLA Navy To Make Port Call In Hong Kong Analysts say visit to mark handover anniversary next month is aimed at boosting patriotism and is a rare chance for Beijing to show its military muscle PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 June, 2017, 11:12pm UPDATED : Saturday, 24 June, 2017, 12:20am COMMENTS: 12  Kristin […]

Defense Strategy And The Iron Triangle Of Painful Tradeoffs

Excerpts: unavoidable iron triangle of painful tradeoffs (hereafter ITPT)   A defense strategy is an approach that ties together the goals, approaches, and resources (people, technology, dollars, etc.) that can best advance priority interests by exploiting opportunities and overcoming challenges. It must account for, and in some cases seek to shape, a complex and dynamic […]

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China

Sounding The Warning: DoD Report Examines The Growing Security Challenge From China heritage.org · by Dean Cheng Report Defense June 21, 2017 4 min read Download Report Dean Cheng Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center Dean brings knowledge of China’s military and space capabilities as a research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. Summary The annual Department of Defense […]

The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy

https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/emerging-trump-doctrine-strategic-savvy/ The Emerging Trump Doctrine Of Strategic Savvy By Jiri Valenta and Leni Friedman Valenta   June 17, 2017 FacebookTwitterPrintEmailMore President Donald J. Trump departs from the Pentagon alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) BESA Center Perspectives Paper […]

PRC: China’s Navy Commander Meets U.S. Commander, Calls On U.S. To Stop Close Reconnaissance Of China

Shocking!   This is what Strategic Patience, a failure to follow through on a Syrian Red Line, and an over-emphasis on global climate change has brought us.  Thank goodness Strategic Patience has been relegated to the dustbin of history.  A policy only Neville Chamberlain could love. Our Pacific allies and Russia…..will be watching how this […]

Xi Jinping’s Marco Polo Strategy: By Joseph S. Nye

Xi Jinping’s Marco Polo Strategy project-syndicate.org · by Joseph S. Nye · June 12, 2017 CAMBRIDGE – Last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a heavily orchestrated “Belt and Road” forum in Beijing. The two-day event attracted 29 heads of state, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and 1,200 delegates from over 100 countries. Xi called China’s Belt and […]

How Big A Threat Is Extremism In Southeast Asia?

How Big A Threat Is Extremism In Southeast Asia? By Ashley Westerman, www.npr.org View Original June 11th, 2017 A recent string of violent episodes in Southeast Asian countries sheds some light on the challenges facing this region as it grapples with extremism. In Indonesia last month, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a Jakarta bus station. […]

The Thucydides Trap

Excerpts:   Although China’s rise presents particular challenges, Washington policymakers should heed five Cold War lessons. Lesson 1: War between nuclear superpowers is MADness. Lesson 2: Leaders must be prepared to risk a war they cannot win. Lesson 3: Define the new “precarious rules of the status quo.” Lesson 4: Domestic performance is decisive. Lesson […]

Strategic Planning In China’s Military: Which Organizations Are Responsible For The PLA’s High-Level Thinking On Reform & Innovation

Strategic Planning in China’s Military Which organizations are responsible for the PLA’s high-level thinking on reform and innovation? By Elsa B. Kania June 07, 2017 http://thediplomat.com/2017/06/strategic-planning-in-chinas-military/ As the China’s next national defense white paper should be forthcoming this summer, the Central Military Commission’s Strategic Planning Office, an organization that may play a critical role in […]

To Keep Control Of The Seas And The World, Trump Must Rebuild The Navy

To Keep Control Of The Seas And The World, Trump Must Rebuild The Navy China And Russia Have Decided That The Sea Is The Place To Challenge America’s Global Leadership By Jerry Hendrix and Robert C. O’Brien • 06/07/17 6:30am The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) on December 7, 2016 in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. […]