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July 12, 2016

Philippines
Preserving a Rules-Based Order in the South China Sea

A UN tribunal’s ruling upholds the need for a rules-based order that counters China’s efforts to turn the South China Sea region into a sphere of influence, says expert Andrew Erickson.

January 2, 2014

China
A member of the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (R) shakes hands with a member of the VBSS team from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang following a bilateral counter-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden, September 17, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Courtesy Reuters) Erickson and Strange: No Substitute for Experience

This guest post is by Andrew Erickson, an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, and Austin Strange, a researcher for the College’s China Maritime Stu…

September 9, 2013

China
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang transits the Gulf of Aden prior to conducting a bilateral counter-piracy exercise with the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill in the Gulf of Aden on September 17, 2012. (Aaron Chase, U.S. Navy/Courtesy Reuters) Erickson and Strange: Spring Training for the Big Leagues

I am delighted to introduce the first of a four-part blog series that will be running through December on the PLA Navy by Andrew Erickson, an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department …

November 15, 2013

China
Sailors from the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill board the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang to meet prior to conducting a bilateral counter-piracy exercise in the Gulf of Aden on September 17, 2012. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Courtesy Reuters). Erickson and Strange: China’s Far Seas "Five-Year Plan"

This guest post is by Andrew Erickson, an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, and Austin Strange, a researcher for the College’s China Maritime Stu…

April 18, 2018

Technology and Innovation
Robotic arms assemble Tesla Model S sedans at the company's factory in Fremont, California. Democrats Can Campaign on Technology for Edge in 2020

America-first rhetoric omits two important causes of middle America's economic woes: technology and automation. Democrats could use this to their advantage in the 2020 presidential election.  

April 16, 2018

United Kingdom
Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland Peace Process

The Good Friday Agreement has dampened sectarian tensions and brought stability to Northern Ireland since 1998, but Brexit negotiations and local political paralysis are throwing the region’s hard-wo…

October 24, 2013

China
A visit, board, search and seizure member checks his surroundings aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill during a bilateral anti-piracy exercise with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) frigate Yi Yang in the Gulf of Aden on September 17, 2012 (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Chase/Courtesy Reuters). Erickson and Strange: Pragmatic Partners, the Unsung Story of U.S.-China Anti-Piracy Coordination

This guest post is by Andrew Erickson, an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, and Austin Strange, a researcher for the College’s China Maritime Stu…

March 23, 2018

Venezuela
Demonstrators rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela in Crisis

President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to consolidate power amid a deepening economic and humanitarian crisis have drawn widespread international condemnation.

March 11, 2018

Israel
At Long Last, "The Crown" Will Visit Israel

Seventy years after Israel's founding, at long last a member of the British royal family will visit there. The summer visit of the Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince William, has been announced. This v…

March 2, 2018

United States
Brad Smith Cyber Week in Review: March 2, 2018

This week: the Microsoft-Ireland case, Apple hands over the keys to China, and a compromise of German government networks.