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Growing maritime linkages in Indo-Pacific: The role of middle powers

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. The … Continue reading

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Growing maritime linkages in Indo-Pacific: India-US-Japan

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. The … Continue reading

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Japan’s Izumo Helicopter Carrier Commissioned

This past week, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned the lead vessel of its new class of helicopter carrier at a ceremony at the Yokusuka naval base less than 10 miles south of Yokohama, Japan’s second largest city. The … Continue reading

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Sea Control 50 – Japan’s Defense Policy

In December 2013, Japan published its first National Security Strategy and established a National Security Council (NSC), which has its own national security advisor to the Prime Minister. The NSC is staffed by around 60 officials from the Foreign and … Continue reading

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Große Staaten und der Kampf um kleine Inseln – Teil 2

Von Danny Chahbouni. Danny Chahbouni studiert Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft an der Philipps-Universität Marburg. Der Inselstreit zwischen China und Japan muss für viele Menschen grotesk wirken: Große Staaten streiten sich um kleine, vermeintlich bedeutungslose Inseln im Meer und riskieren dadurch eine … Continue reading

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China im Abseits: Geopolitische Folgen des Taifuns Haiyan

von Felix F. Seidler. Felix F. Seidler ist freier Mitarbeiter am Institut für Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität in Kiel und Administrator von Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik. Dieser Artikel wurde dort als erstes veröffentlicht. Peking hat sich durch Nichtstun isoliert und seiner Soft … Continue reading

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Who is Ahead in Asia’s Carrier Arms Race?

by Felix F. Seidler. Felix is a fellow at the Institute for Security Policy, University of Kiel, Germany and runs the site Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik”. This article was published there at first. Asia’s maritime arms race has again highlighted the emerging … Continue reading

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Maritime Machtverschiebungen: Aufstieg der BRICs, Abstieg des Westens? (2/2)

von Felix F. Seidler. Felix F. Seidler ist freier Mitarbeiter am Institut für Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität in Kiel und Administrator von Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik. Dieser Artikel wurde dort als erstes veröffentlicht. Der Westen und die BRICs schwächeln wirtschaftlich. Trotzdem sind … Continue reading

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Half-steps and Helicarriers

by Kelsey D. Atherton Despite being classified a “Helicopter Destroyer,” the new Japanese warship Izumo is neither of those things. It’s an aircraft carrier, technically, but right now it only carries helicopters, which is a lot less exciting than the gigantic … Continue reading

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The Pivot to East Asia … or how to balance the emerging power of China

This article was written by Patrick Truffer for the Freie Universität Berlin. This essay explores the relationship of the “Pivot to East Asia” strategy to the increasing power potential of China whilst investigating the implementation of the balance of power … Continue reading

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