By James R. Holmes, Professor of Strategy at the US Naval War College. (2 pages)
"What is China attempting to accomplish? China is prosecuting a sort of hub-and-spoke strategic competition against both its Asian rivals and the United States."
By T. X. Hammes and R. D Hooker Jr.
"In the absence of any published military strategy, we propose “Offshore Control: Defense of the First Island Chain” as an effective and affordable approach for a conventional conflict with China."
"It seeks to provide the military component of the U.S. national strategy in Asia."
By J. Randy Forbes.
"What our two countries [US-Japan] must now work to do is develop a counter-coercion strategy for Chinese activities in what Japan officials have called the gray-zone - where China is using forms of non-militarized coercion."
By Richard Javad Heydarian.
By Jeffrey Hornung.
"The explosive mix of nationalism and historical grievances in China combined with a Japanese leader more willing to take a hard line with China means a mistake on any scale has the potential to spiral out of control."
By Kurt Campbell, former US Assistant Secretary of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Ely Ratner, Senior Fellow in and Deputy Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.
A book review of Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling's new book "Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival" by Magrarita Estevez-Abe.
"Pilling skillfully reveals the historical roots of Abe’s worldview and takes a relatively hopeful view of its likely impact on Japanese society and Japan’s relationships with its neighbors and the world."
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