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ReportsTaming Sea Dragons
Executive Summary In his 2010 book, titled Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, Robert Kaplan asserted that the Indian Ocean “is at the heart of the wor...
By Sean Liedman
ReportsFirst Strike: China's Missile Threat to U.S. Bases in Asia
You may have heard that China’s military has developed a “carrier-killer” ballistic missile to threaten one of America’s premier power-projection tools, its unmatched fleet of...
By CDR Thomas Shugart, USN
ReportsArt of the Possible
Introduction Pakistan is not a front-burner issue for the administration of President Donald Trump, but it remains a major contributor to the security challenges facing the Un...
By Stephen Tankel
ReportsNetworking Asian Security
Executive Summary American security strategy in the Asia-Pacific has for decades been built on a “hub and spokes” model of bilateral, exclusive alliance relationships. Japan, ...
By Richard Fontaine, Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper & Harry Krejsa
ReportsBeyond the San Hai
The United States has enjoyed largely uncontested naval supremacy across the blue waters, or open oceans, for decades. The rapid emergence of an increasingly global People’s L...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa, Alexander Sullivan & Rush Doshi
It will take months for the new U.S. administration to craft a coherent strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. But the United States can take numerous steps to avert disengagem...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin & Anthony Cho
ReportsPhishing in Troubled Waters
Because China’s two chief targets of strategic attention are the United States and Taiwan, they are understandably also Beijing’s chief targets of cyberattack and espionage. B...
By Harry Krejsa & Hannah Suh
ReportsChina’s Growing Maritime Role in the South and East China Seas
Yusuke Saito, Lieutenant Commander, Surface Warfare Officer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, uses a contemporary understanding of China’s maritime strategy to project...
By LCDR Yusuke Saito, JMSDF
ReportsChina’s Blue Water Navy Strategy and its Implications
Yoji Koda, V Adm. (Ret) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and former Commander in Chief of the Self-Defense Force, argues that the vulnerability of key maritime choke ...
By Vice Admiral Yoji Koda
ReportsChina as a Middle East Power
In this working paper, Kuni Miyake, President of the Foreign Policy Institute think-tank in Tokyo, examines the strategic implications for Japan of China’s increasing influenc...
By Kuni Miyake
ReportsCongress and Asia Strategy in the Trump Administration
As the Trump administration prepares to take office, it does so with more policy uncertainty than any incoming government in memory. On the campaign trail, the president-elect...
By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper & Harry Krejsa
ReportsBreakthrough on the Peninsula
This volume is a first attempt to address how America’s Third Offset Strategy could affect security on the Korean Peninsula. The Third Offset is in essence a call for the Unit...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin
ReportsCounterbalance: Red Teaming the Rebalance in the Asia-Pacific
Since the Pivot to Asia was announced on November 17, 2011, President Barack Obama has sought to refocus American diplomatic, economic, and military attention to the Asia-Paci...
By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, Harry Krejsa & Hannah Suh
ReportsPower and Order in the South China Sea
Despite numerous calls for a more cooperative relationship, U.S.-China ties appear to be on an increasingly competitive trajectory.1 Nowhere has this seemed more apparent than...
By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin
ReportsAn Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat
The United States’ current approach to North Korea does not fundamentally resolve the risks of its belligerent behavior nor halt the development of its nuclear weapons and bal...
By Commander Fredrick Vincenzo, USN
ReportsLaos in the World Spotlight
President Barack Obama will find major governments and international organizations heavily involved in Laos1 when he arrives in Vientiane to attend the East Asian Summit in Se...
By Frank L. Albert
The Promise of Unmanned Systems in the Asia Pacific
In this paper, CNAS Associate Fellow Kelley Sayler analyzes the proliferation of unmanned systems—particularly UAVs—within the framework of the increasingly contentious issue ...
By Kelley Sayler
Flashpoints, Escalation, and A2/AD
In this paper, CNAS Senior Fellow Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper examines three prominent escalation scenarios in the Asia-Pacific in the context of China’s developing area-denial/anti-...
By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper
Exploiting Amphibious Operations to Counter Chinese A2/AD Capabilities
In this paper, Japan Forum Senior Fellow Colonel Grant Newsham, USMC (Ret.) examines how a mobile amphibious force with air, sea, and ground capability can effectively degrade...
By Colonel Grant Newsham, USMC (Ret.)
Security Cooperation: The Key to Access and Influence in the Asia-Pacific
In this paper, BowerGroupAsia Senior Director Desmond Walton examines the increasing value returned by the development of strategic networks of regional military relationships...
By Des Walton