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Executive Summary As the United States and China enter a new period of explicit strategic competition, the tools of that competition will reach far beyond aircraft carriers an...
By Harry Krejsa
ReportsNo Safe Harbor
Introduction China is challenging America’s and Japan’s long-standing ability to uphold a peaceful order in the Asia-Pacific region. This is particularly true in the East and ...
By Patrick M. Cronin, Daniel Kliman & Harry Krejsa
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
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
Promoting Strategic Stability in the Midst of Sino-U.S. Competition
Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow Elbridge Colby examines Sino-U.S. competition and nuclear weapons....
By Elbridge Colby
Navigating the Future: U.S.-Taiwan Maritime Cooperation and Building Order in Asia
“Navigating the Future: U.S.-Taiwan Maritime Cooperation and Building Order in Asia” identifies a framework for advancing U.S.-Taiwan maritime cooperation, which consists of b...
By Alexander Sullivan
More Willing and Able: Charting China's International Security Activism
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) Asia-Pacific Security Program has released a new report, More Willing and Able: Charting China’s International Security Activism....
By Alexander Sullivan, Andrew Erickson, Elbridge Colby, Ely Ratner & Zachary Hosford
ReportsIndirect Cost Imposition Strategies in the South China Sea: U.S. Leadership and ASEAN Centrality
Dr. Carlyle A. Thayer assesses the implications of China’s assertions of control over the South China Sea for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and offers ide...
By Carlyle Thayer
ReportsShades of Gray: Technology, Strategic Competition, and Stability in Maritime Asia
Amy Chang, Ben FitzGerald, and Van Jackson unpack how proliferating technologies are intersecting with strategic competition, coercive behaviors, and unclear norms to exacerba...
By Amy Chang, Ben FitzGerald & Van Jackson
ReportsPreserving the Rules: Countering Coercion in Maritime Asia
"A combination of active engagement, cost imposition, denial, and offset strategies can best help shape the future order of the Asia-Pacific region."...
By Alexander Sullivan & Patrick M. Cronin
ReportsChina's Tailored Coercion and Its Rivals' Actions and Responses: What the Numbers Tell Us
Dr. Christopher Yung and Patrick McNulty provide a groundbreaking data-driven look at how the six claimants of features in the South China Sea have advanced and defended their...
By Patrick McNulty & Dr. Christopher Yung
Warring State: China’s Cybersecurity Strategy
Research Associate Amy Chang explores the political, economic, and military objectives of China’s cybersecurity apparatus; reveals drivers and intentions of Chinese activity i...
By Amy Chang
ReportsCost-Imposing Strategies: A Brief Primer
Dr. Thomas Mahnken, professor at both the Naval War College and Johns Hopkins SAIS, delivers a general but thorough framework for thinking about cost-imposing strategies, a cr...
By Thomas G. Mahnken
The Obama-Xi Summit: Three Essential Messages from Washington
Asia-Pacific Security Deputy Director Ely Ratner examines and Obama-Xi Summit and provides three messages from Washington....
By Ely Ratner
Charting the Contours of Asia’s Megatrends
CNAS Research Associate Alexander Sullivan examines seven major trends shaping Asia-Pacific security and the U.S. rebalance to Asia in "Charting the Contours of Asia’s Megatre...
By Alexander Sullivan
Influence for Sale? China’s Trade, Investment and Assistance Policies in Southeast Asia
In Influence for Sale? China's Trade, Investment and Assistance Policies in Southeast Asia, author Shanthi Kalathil argues that while China's significant investment in Southea...
By Shanthi Kalathil
Taiwan's Gamble: The Cross-Strait Rapprochement and Its Implications for U.S. Policy
President Obama’s visit to Beijing in November 2009 highlighted several issues of mutual interest and concern for the U.S.-China relationship, yet the fact that Taiwan was not...
By Abraham M. Denmark & Richard Fontaine
China's Arrival: A Strategic Framework for a Global Relationship
China’s rise is one of the most significant geopolitical events in modern history, with important ramifications for U.S. interests, regional power balances, and the internatio...
By Abraham M. Denmark & Nirav Patel
The Ripple Effect: China's Responses to the Iraq War
America’s military intervention in Iraq has catalyzed major changes in the Middle East, but the ramifications of its military campaigns around the world, particularly in Asia,...
By Nirav Patel & Richard Weitz