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Primer on Sociopolitical and Military Developments in China-Indo China-South China Sea

This compilation of works consists mainly of articles from Military Review, publications authored by the Combat Studies Institute, monographs from students at the Command and General Staff College, and selected works from other sources for which we have permission to reproduce.

The Army University Press invites readers to submit for publishing consideration articles to Military Review or longer works to the Combat Studies Institute on issues related to China-Indo China-South China Sea. Guidelines for submission are on the Army University Press website at http://www.armyupress.army.mil/Publish-With-Us/.

   
 
 

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Geoeconomics

Geoeconomics

Col. John F. Troxell, U.S. Army, Retired

The author offers a detailed discourse on the importance of geoeconomics, specifically as it applies to competition between China and the United States, based on a review of War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft by Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris

Published in the January-February 2018 Edition of Military Review, p 4.

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Compelling Reasons for the Expansion of Chinese Military Forces

Compelling Reasons for the Expansion of Chinese Military Forces

Lt. Cmdr. Cindy Hurst, U.S. Navy, Retired

The changing international arena is forcing China to rethink its strategies. The author discusses why that country sees its increasing use of its military overseas as a necessity to protect its citizens and business interests.

Published in the Nov-Dec 2017 Edition of Military Review, p 28.

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China's Electronic Strategies

China's Electronic Strategies

Lt. Col. Timothy L. Thomas, U.S. Army, Retired

The Chinese believe that superior strategies can help overcome technological deficiencies. A comparable equivalent to this theoretical development in military art would be a Russian virtual operational maneuver group of electron forces, or a US air-land electron battle group.

Published in the May-June 2001 Edition of Military Review, p 47.

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Military Developments in the South China Sea Basin

Military Developments

in the South China Sea Basin

Colonel John B. Haseman, US Army

In this strategically important area, during a time of continued tensions, the countries of the region have mken advantage of relative stability and economic prosperity and development to improve the professional character of their own armed forces.

Published in the February 1993 Edition of Military Review, p 55.

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China’s “Total Strategy” A Soviet Critique

China’s “Total Strategy” A Soviet Critique

From The Reporter - Raymond L. Garthoff

This article was reprinted from the original, publiehed in THE REPORTER,19 May 1966, under the title, “A Soviet Critique of China’e ‘Total Strategy.’” Copyrighted © 1966 by The Reporter Magazine Company.

Published in the November 1966 Edition of Military Review, p 12.

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The Overseas Chinese Southeast Asia

The Overseas Chinese

Southeast Asia

By Niu Sien-Chong

Their political outlook will remain a key factor in the future development of Southeast Asia. Under proper handling, the problem presented by their presence can be solved smoothly and without great difficulty.

Published in the August 1965 Edition of Military Review, p 29.

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Red China’s Latin-American Policy

Red China’s Latin-American Policy

By Joseph J. Lee

The Cuban revolution was a great boon to Peking since—whatever its true relation with Chinese Communist tactics—it could be used to advance the general Maoist formula for Latin America and inaugurate the revolutionary era.

Published in the May 1965 Edition of Military Review, p 47.

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Red China's Economic War Potential

Red China's Economic War Potential

By Major Edgar O'Ballance, Territorial Army, Great Britain

This article was digested from the original, published in the Journal of the United Service Institution of India. April-June 1961, under the title, “The Economic War Potential of the Peoples’ Republic of China” All Rights Reserved by the Journal of the United Service Institution of India.

Published in the September 1962 Edition of Military Review, p 50.

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Additional Resources

Three Faces of the Cyber Dragon: Cyber Peace Activist, Spook, Attacker

Three Faces of the Cyber Dragon:

Cyber Peace Activist, Spook, Attacker

By Timothy L. Thomas

China’s cyber policy has become partly visible to foreign nations through observation, tracking, and inference. The policy appears to have three vectors... These three aspects—peace activist, espionage activist, and attack planner—dominate China’s cyber policy. Some are always hidden from view while others are demonstrated daily.

Published in 2012 by Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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The Dragon's Quantum Leap: Transforming from a Mechanized to an Informatized Force

The Dragon's Quantum Leap:

Transforming from a Mechanized to an Informatized Force

By Timothy L. Thomas

Chinese observations of warfare in the information age have resulted in a widespread transformation and metamorphosis of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from a mechanized to an informatized force. This transformation has affected nearly every aspect of China’s military from strategy to logistics to educational development. The Dragon’s Quantum Leap intends to peel back the transformation process and uncover the impact of new modes of thought on several key segments of military development (culture, stratagems, crisis management, deception, and reconnaissance among other elements) that digital-age thought is affecting.

Published in 2009 by Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Decoding the Virtual Dragon: Critical Evolutions in the Science and Philosophy of China's Information Operations and Military Strategy (Timothy L. Thomas)

Decoding the Virtual Dragon:

Critical Evolutions in the Science and Philosophy of China's Information Operations and Military Strategy

By Timothy L. Thomas

This book expands upon Dragon Bytes, the author’s earlier work on Chinese information warfare (IW) activities from 1999-2003. Decoding the Virtual Dragon explains how Chinese IW concepts since 2003 fit into the strategic outlook, practices, and activities of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The book offers IW explanations directly from the pens of Chinese experts.

Published in 2007 by Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Cyber Silhouettes: Shadows Over Information Operations (Timothy L. Thomas)

Cyber Silhouettes:

Critical Evolutions in the Science and Philosophy of China's Information Operations and Military Strategy

By Timothy L. Thomas

This book explores the impact of the Cyber Age on military thinking and operations worldwide. Four issues are examined: the contrast between the concept of “cyber operations” used by civilians, including criminals and terrorists, and the concept of “information operations” used by armed forces; the differences in information operations (IO) theory among the US, Russian, and Chinese militaries; the manner in which militaries use information operations in peace and in war; and the impact of cyber and information processes on the mind, the military machine, and their interface.

Published in 2005 by Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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