Jane's Fighting Ships 2015 2016

Jane's Fighting Ships 2015 2016
  • Author : Stephen Saunders
  • Publisher : Ihs Global Incorporated
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2015-07
  • ISBN : 071063143X

Jane's Fighting Ships 2015 2016 Book Review:

This is a guide to the world's navies. Country by country, the text contains commentaries for each ship, complete with comprehensive details of displacement and dimensions, main machinery, speed and range, weapons systems, construction and modernisation programmes and latest operational status.

The U.S.-China Military Scorecard

The U.S.-China Military Scorecard
  • Author : Eric Heginbotham,Michael Nixon,Forrest E. Morgan,Jacob L. Heim,Jeff Hagen,Sheng Li,Jeffrey Engstrom,Martin C. Libicki,Paul DeLuca,David A. Shlapak,David R. Frelinger,Burgess Laird,Kyle Brady,Lyle J. Morris
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • Pages : 430
  • Relase : 2015-09-14
  • ISBN : 9780833082275

The U.S.-China Military Scorecard Book Review:

A RAND study analyzed Chinese and U.S. military capabilities in two scenarios (Taiwan and the Spratly Islands) from 1996 to 2017, finding that trends in most, but not all, areas run strongly against the United States. While U.S. aggregate power remains greater than China’s, distance and geography affect outcomes. China is capable of challenging U.S. military dominance on its immediate periphery—and its reach is likely to grow in the years ahead.

The Long Game

The Long Game
  • Author : Rush Doshi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2021-06-11
  • ISBN : 9780197527870

The Long Game Book Review:

For more than a century, no US adversary or coalition of adversaries - not Nazi Germany, Imperial Japan, or the Soviet Union - has ever reached sixty percent of US GDP. China is the sole exception, and it is fast emerging into a global superpower that could rival, if not eclipse, the United States. What does China want, does it have a grand strategy to achieve it, and what should the United States do about it? In The Long Game, Rush Doshi draws from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents, leaked materials, memoirs by party leaders, and a careful analysis of China's conduct to provide a history of China's grand strategy since the end of the Cold War. Taking readers behind the Party's closed doors, he uncovers Beijing's long, methodical game to displace America from its hegemonic position in both the East Asia regional and global orders through three sequential "strategies of displacement." Beginning in the 1980s, China focused for two decades on "hiding capabilities and biding time." After the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, it became more assertive regionally, following a policy of "actively accomplishing something." Finally, in the aftermath populist elections of 2016, China shifted to an even more aggressive strategy for undermining US hegemony, adopting the phrase "great changes unseen in century." After charting how China's long game has evolved, Doshi offers a comprehensive yet asymmetric plan for an effective US response. Ironically, his proposed approach takes a page from Beijing's own strategic playbook to undermine China's ambitions and strengthen American order without competing dollar-for-dollar, ship-for-ship, or loan-for-loan.

China's Maritime Gray Zone Operations

China's Maritime Gray Zone Operations
  • Author : Andrew S. Erickson,Ryan D. Martinson
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2019-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781591146957

China's Maritime Gray Zone Operations Book Review:

China’s maritime “gray zone” operations represent a new challenge for the U.S. Navy and the sea services of our allies, partners, and friends in maritime East Asia. There, Beijing is waging what some Chinese sources term a “war without gunsmoke.” Already winning in important areas, China could gain far more if left unchecked. One of China’s greatest advantages thus far has been foreign difficulty in understanding the situation, let alone determining an effective response. With contributions from some of the world’s leading subject matter experts, this volume aims to close that gap by explaining the forces and doctrines driving China’s paranaval expansion, operating in the “gray zone” between war and peace. The book covers China’s major maritime forces beyond core gray-hulled Navy units, with particular focus on China’s second and third sea forces: the “white-hulled” Coast Guard and “blue-hulled” Maritime Militia. Increasingly, these paranaval forces, and the “gray zone” in which they typically operate, are on the frontlines of China’s seaward expansion.

U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategic Considerations Related to People's Liberation Army Naval Forces Modernization

U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategic Considerations Related to People's Liberation Army Naval Forces Modernization
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 109
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822038368783

U.S. Asia-Pacific Strategic Considerations Related to People's Liberation Army Naval Forces Modernization Book Review:

Terrorism

Terrorism
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : 9780199351077

Terrorism Book Review:

Contested Seas

Contested Seas
  • Author : Andrew Metrick,Kathleen H. Hicks
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 58
  • Relase : 2018-03-19
  • ISBN : 9781442280687

Contested Seas Book Review:

This report explores the changing nature of maritime domain awareness (MDA) in the Baltic Sea and Norwegian Sea and offers recommendations for establishing effective MDA in these basins.

Jane's Fighting Ships

Jane's Fighting Ships
  • Author : Frederick Thomas Jane
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : NWU:35556040887747

Jane's Fighting Ships Book Review:

Handbook of US–China Relations

Handbook of US–China Relations
  • Author : Andrew T.H. Tan
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 544
  • Relase : 2016-08-26
  • ISBN : 9781784715731

Handbook of US–China Relations Book Review:

This Handbook addresses the key questions surrounding US–China relations: what are the historical and contemporary contexts that underpin this complex relationship? How has the strategic rivalry between the two evolved? What are the key flashpoints in their relationship? What are the key security issues between the two powers? The international contributors explore the historical, political, economic, military, and international and regional spheres of the US–China relationship. The topics they discuss include human rights, Chinese public perception of the United States, US–China strategic rivalry, China’s defence build-up and cyber war.

India and Nuclear Asia

India and Nuclear Asia
  • Author : Yogesh Joshi,Frank O'Donnell
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Pages : 235
  • Relase : 2018-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781626166172

India and Nuclear Asia Book Review:

India's nuclear profile, doctrine, and practices have evolved rapidly since the country’s nuclear breakout in 1998. However, the outside world's understanding of India's doctrinal debates, forward-looking strategy, and technical developments are still two decades behind the present. India and Nuclear Asia will fill that gap in our knowledge by focusing on the post-1998 evolution of Indian nuclear thought, its arsenal, the triangular rivalry with Pakistan and China, and New Delhi's nonproliferation policy approaches. Yogesh Joshi and Frank O'Donnell show how India's nuclear trajectory has evolved in response to domestic, regional, and global drivers. The authors argue that emerging trends in all three states are elevating risks of regional inadvertent and accidental escalation. These include the forthcoming launch of naval nuclear forces within an environment of contested maritime boundaries; the growing employment of dual-use delivery vehicles; and the emerging preferences of all three states to employ missiles early in a conflict. These dangers are amplified by the near-absence of substantive nuclear dialogue between these states, and the growing ambiguity of regional strategic intentions. Based on primary-source research and interviews, this book will be important reading for scholars and students of nuclear deterrence and India's international relations, as well as for military, defense contractor, and policy audiences both within and outside South Asia.

Chinese Naval Shipbuilding

Chinese Naval Shipbuilding
  • Author : Andrew S. Erickson
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-02-15
  • ISBN : 9781682470824

Chinese Naval Shipbuilding Book Review:

One of this century’s most significant events, China’s maritime transformation is already making waves. Yet China’s course and its implications, including at sea, remain highly uncertain—triggering intense speculation and concern from many quarters and in many directions. It has never been more important to assess what ships China can supply its navy and other maritime forces with, today and in the future. China’s shipbuilding industry has grown more rapidly than any other in modern history. Commercial shipbuilding output jumped thirteen-fold from 2002-12. Beijing has largely met its goal of becoming the world’s largest shipbuilder by 2015. Yet progress is uneven, with military shipbuilding leading overall but with significant weakness in propulsion and electronics for military and civilian applications alike. Moreover, no other book has answered three pressing questions: What are China’s prospects for success in key areas of naval shipbuilding? What are the likely results for China’s navy? What are the implications for the U.S. Navy? To address these critical, complex issues, this volume brings together some of the world’s leading experts and linguistic analysts, often pairing them in research teams. These sailors, scholars, analysts, industry experts, and other professionals have commanded ships at sea, led shipbuilding programs ashore, toured Chinese vessels and production facilities, invested in Chinese shipyards and advised others in their investment, and analyzed and presented important data to top-level decision-makers in times of crisis. In synthesizing their collective insights, the book fills a key gap in our understanding of China, its shipbuilding, its navy, and what it all means. Their findings will fascinate and concern you. While offering different perspectives, they largely agree on several important points. Through a process of “imitative innovation,” China has been able to “leap frog” some naval development, engineering, and production steps and achieve tremendous cost and time savings by leveraging work done by the U.S. and other countries. China’s shipbuilding industry is poised to make the PLAN the second largest Navy in the world by 2020, and—if current trends continue—a combat fleet that in overall order of battle (i.e., hardware-specific terms) is quantitatively and even perhaps qualitatively on a par with that of the U.S. Navy by 2030. Already, Chinese ship-design and -building advances are helping the PLAN to contest sea control in a widening arc of the Western Pacific. China continues to lack transparency in important respects, but much is knowable through the interdisciplinary research approach pioneered by the Naval War College China Maritime Studies Institute in the series “Studies in Chinese Maritime Development,” of which this is the sixth volume.

Naval Modernisation in Southeast Asia, Part Two

Naval Modernisation in Southeast Asia, Part Two
  • Author : Geoffrey Till,Collin Koh Swee Lean
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 138
  • Relase : 2017-09-18
  • ISBN : 9783319583914

Naval Modernisation in Southeast Asia, Part Two Book Review:

This edited volume starts with an account of the submarine in naval warfare and moves on to review the nature and consequences of naval modernisation in Southeast Asia by considering their acquisition by the small and medium navies of the region. It explores the reasons for these navies taking on this very substantial and demanding challenge, the problems they are facing and the consequences of the deployment of submarines for regional stability. Given the backdrop of growing tensions over the South China Sea and increasing competition between the United States and China in the region, will the arrival of submarines in the area help or hinder the cause of peace? This volume will be of substantial interest not just to those interested in submarines and naval development but also to students and teachers concerned about the very volatile developing situation in and around the South China Sea.

Defenders of Japan

Defenders of Japan
  • Author : Garren Mulloy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780197644072

Defenders of Japan Book Review:

Japan's post-war armed forces are a paradox, both embarrassing remnants of the past and valuable repositories of experience. This book charts the development of the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) from 1954 as both unorthodox military institutions and servants of a civil society that decries militarism. Investigating JSDF contributions to Japanese and global security, the evolution of such contributions during and after the Cold War, and their possible reconfiguration for Japan's security needs ahead, Garren Mulloy offers insight into the Forces' past, present and future. He explores the characteristics and contradictions of Japanese policy, including novel approaches in response to an increasingly assertive China, the latent threat of North Korea and contributory pressure from the US. Though the American alliance remains the core of Japanese security, new partnerships and international overtures will also shape the Forces' place in Prime Minister Abe's new vision of 'proactive contributions to peace'. Defenders of Japan deconstructs how the JSDF have adapted and will continue to adapt within domestic norms, caught between unresolved legacies of Japan's imperial past and a dynamically shifting balance of future global power.

The UK as a Medium Maritime Power in the 21st Century

The UK as a Medium Maritime Power in the 21st Century
  • Author : Christopher Martin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 151
  • Relase : 2016-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781137012371

The UK as a Medium Maritime Power in the 21st Century Book Review:

This book argues that the UK, as a post-modern globalised state, will require means to have influence over events and opponents that threaten the UK's interests in the 21st century, and that its means is the Royal Navy. However, unlike other studies, this research emphasizes the role of logistics, especially afloat support logistics and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. In doing so, the author rejects the current theory underpinning military operations at distance, that distance degrades capability, and posits an alternative theory, that time is the key factor, for maritime-based forces. The UK must reengage with its maritime status and maintain a maritime-based capability to protect its interests in the new maritime century as a leader within the international community. The book will be of use to scholars and researchers interested in naval history and defence policy.

Russia's Contribution to China's Surface Warfare Capabilities

Russia's Contribution to China's Surface Warfare Capabilities
  • Author : Paul Schwartz
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 46
  • Relase : 2015-08-25
  • ISBN : 9781442258792

Russia's Contribution to China's Surface Warfare Capabilities Book Review:

The provision of advanced Russian military technology has been critical for the development of China’s anti-access/area-denial (A2AD) capability. This study focuses on one aspect of the relationship, namely Russia’s contribution to the PLA Navy’s surface and anti-surface warfare capabilities.

Recalibrating U.S. Strategy toward Russia

Recalibrating U.S. Strategy toward Russia
  • Author : Kathleen H. Hicks,Lisa Sawyer Samp
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2017-04-12
  • ISBN : 9781442280069

Recalibrating U.S. Strategy toward Russia Book Review:

These are turbulent times for American foreign policy. Nowhere are the challenges facing the United States more evident than in U.S. policy toward Russia. Drawing on scholars across several disciplines and perspectives, CSIS conducted a year-long study that sought to achieve two goals. First, to provide policymakers with a clearer understanding of Russia’s strategic motivations and objectives, along with the tools it uses to advance its goals. Second, to lay out a comprehensive strategy to secure U.S. and transatlantic interests in the face of the complex Russia challenge set.

India’s Maritime Strategy

India’s Maritime Strategy
  • Author : Shishir Upadhyaya
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2019-09-10
  • ISBN : 9780429673757

India’s Maritime Strategy Book Review:

The first book by a former Indian naval intelligence officer on Sino-India relations, India’s Maritime Strategy provides a unique insight into the Indian Navy, tracing its post-independence growth and discussing its transformation and future in the 21st century. In the context of the rise of China’s maritime power in the Indian Ocean, this book provides a nuanced view of the extent and scope of India’s maritime reach and the effect of this on Sino-Indian competition. Challenging the view that by developing a favourable environment alone, India could seek to maintain its balance of power with China, it is argued that despite durable bilateral security ties with most regional states, India’s maritime aspirations to be the primary net security provider for the region are unsustainable in the long term. This book presents a comprehensive coverage of India’s bilateral maritime security engagements with all the Indian Ocean regional states, as well as the US, France, UK and Russia. As such, it will be useful to students and scholars of Indian and South Asian politics, international relations and maritime security.

Capacity Building for Maritime Security

Capacity Building for Maritime Security
  • Author : Christian Bueger,Timothy Edmunds,Robert McCabe
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 307
  • Relase : 2020-10-09
  • ISBN : 9783030500641

Capacity Building for Maritime Security Book Review:

This book studies recent attempts to restructure maritime security sectors through capacity building. It innovates both theoretically and empirically. It proposes a new framework for understanding maritime capacity building, drawing on work in peacebuilding and security sector reform. The framework is then applied across empirical case studies from the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region written by scholars from the Global South. The WIO region is a paradigmatic case to study maritime security and capacity building in action. Countries in the region face the full gamut of maritime security challenges, while their indigenous capacities to deal with these are often weak. In consequence, the region functions as an engine of innovation for maritime capacity building more widely. The lessons and best practices from the region have importance consequences for addressing maritime security across the globe.

Naval War College Review

Naval War College Review
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : UGA:32108058189906

Naval War College Review Book Review:

U.S. Military Forces in FY 2020

U.S. Military Forces in FY 2020
  • Author : Mark F. Cancian
  • Publisher : Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Pages : 98
  • Relase : 2019-12-31
  • ISBN : 9781442281448

U.S. Military Forces in FY 2020 Book Review:

Annually, CSIS senior adviser Mark Cancian publishes a series of papers on U.S. military forces—their composition, new initiatives, long-term trends, and challenges. The overall theme of this year’s report is the struggle to align forces and strategy because of budget tradeoffs that even defense buildups must make, unrelenting operational demands that stress forces and prevent force structure reductions, and legacy programs whose smooth operations and strong constituencies inhibit rapid change. This report takes a deeper look at the strategic and budget context, the military services, special operations forces, DOD civilians and contractors, and non-DOD national security organizations in the FY 2020 budget.