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What Would Clausewitz Say About Putin’s War on Ukraine?” Naval Institute Proceedings 148, no. 3 (March 22, 2022).

Making Allied Interoperability Second Nature.” The National Interest, February 23, 2022.

Will Russia Send Missiles to Cuba?” The National Interest, February 7, 2022.

Will Russian Aggression Revive the Monroe Doctrine?” The National Interest, January 28, 2022.

The Seventh Cornerstone of Naval Operations: The Home Team Has the Advantage.” Marine Corps Gazette, December 2021. MajGen Richard C. Schulze Memorial Essay for 2021.

Is the Pentagon Killing Today’s Maritime Forces to Save Tomorrow’s?” The National Interest, August 3, 2021.

Does the U.S. Navy Have a Strategy Problem?” The National Interest, May 3, 2021.

Can the Quad Transform into an Alliance to Contain China?” The National Interest, March 21, 2021.

How to Make Dual Aircraft Carrier Deployments Matter to China.” The National Interest, February 13, 2021.

Mass Matters: Why America Needs More Ships to Deter China.” The National Interest, February 8, 2021.

Great Responsibility Demands a Great Navy.” Naval Institute Proceedings 147, no. 2 (February 2021).

Congress, the U.S. Marines, and Missiles: The Fight for Asian Security.” The National Interest, January 1, 2021.

Advantage at Sea: A Naval Service Strategy That Sticks?” The National Interest, December 20, 2020.

A Berlin Strategy: How America Should Respond to China’s Taiwan Threats.” The National Interest, December 12, 2020.

What the Great Pacific War Can Teach the U.S. Military Today.” The National Interest, November 29, 2020.

Why the Quad Should Focus on a Strategy to Contain China.” The National Interest, November 26, 2020.

SSN(X): Does the U.S. Navy Need a Big and Expensive New Attack Submarine?” The National Interest, November 14, 2020.

Does the U.S. Navy Have a Tradition Problem?” The National Interest, November 10, 2020.

Senkaku Islands: Could the U.S. Military and Japan Really Land Troops?” The National Interest, November 1, 2020.

The Royal Navy and U.S. Navy Are Embracing Interchangeability: Could It Backfire?” The National Interest, October 26, 2020.

“‘Preparing for War’: What Is China’s Xi Jinping Trying to Tell Us?” The National Interest, October 18, 2020.

Battle Force 2045: The U.S. Navy’s Bold Plan for a 500-Ship Fleet.” The National Interest, October 7, 2020.

How the Tragic Sinking of Two Nuclear Submarines Transformed the U.S. Navy.” The National Interest, September 27, 2020.

Don’t Let China Conclude Its Opportunity Is ‘Now or Never.'” Naval Institute Proceedings 146, no. 9 (September 2020).

Don’t Send This Aircraft Carrier to the Persian Gulf.” The National Interest, September 25, 2020.

The Mediterranean Sea Is One Dangerous Place.” The National Interest, September 21, 2020.

The U.S. Air Force’s New Mission: Accelerate Change or Lose?” The National Interest, September 12, 2020.

China’s ‘Carrier-Killer’ Missiles: What Everyone Is Missing.” The National Interest, September 4, 2020.

Can China Blockade Taiwan Successfully?” The National Interest, August 28, 2020.

F-16V Fighters for Taiwan: $8 Billion Well Spent? Yes and No.” The National Interest, August 23, 2020.

Donald Trump’s New China Adviser: Bill Belichick?” The National Interest, August 17, 2020.

Versatility Matters: How Iowa-Class Battleships Waged War from World War II to Desert Storm.” The National Interest, August 8, 2020.

Grading the U.S. Air Force’s Arctic Strategy.” The National Interest, August 2, 2020.

China Wants Ownership of the South China Sea. Here’s Why That Can’t Happen.” The National Interest, July 17, 2020.

My Coronavirus Summer 2020 Reading List.” The National Interest, July 13, 2020.

China and Taiwan Could Be Headed toward a Showdown. What Should America Do?” The National Interest, July 5, 2020.

Could the U.S. Navy Replace Ships Fast Enough in a War with China?” The National Interest, June 26, 2020.

The Geopolitics of Alaska.” The National Interest, June 13, 2020.

The U.S. Air Force’s Shiny, New Sea Power Presence.” The National Interest, June 9, 2020.

Why the U.S. Army (of the 1800s) Would Understand China’s South China Sea Strategy.” The National Interest, May 31, 2020.

Has China’s Navy Caught Up to (and Surpassed) Japan’s?The National Interest, May 23, 2020.

Is Grand Strategy Dead Thanks to Donald Trump?” The National Interest, May 16, 2020.

What V-E Day Can Teach Us About Confronting the Coronavirus.” The National Interest, May 8, 2020.

Why Warlike One-Upsmanship Works to Russia’s Benefit.” The National Interest, May 3, 2020.

How Donald Trump Should Make China Pay for Coronavirus.” The National Interest, April 19, 2020.

Is China Getting Ready for an East China Sea Showdown?” The National Interest, April 11, 2020.

Why Trump Can’t Go to ‘War’ Against Coronavirus.” The National Interest, April 5, 2020.

The Chinese Spring Offensives of 2020.” The National Interest, April 4, 2020.

Notes on the Present Crisis: Korea Coronavirus Edition.” The National Interest, March 26, 2020.

Beware of Pandemic America.” The National Interest, March 20, 2020.

Stuck at Home Due to Coronavirus? Check Out the Top 10 Navy Movies Ever Made.” The National Interest, March 15, 2020.

Don’t Buy Hype Out of the Military-Industrial Complex.” The National Interest, March 9, 2020.

Nonalignment Nuances: America Is Laying the Groundwork for a Stronger Relationship with India.” The National Interest, March 6, 2020.

China vs. America: Boxing or Wrestlemania in the Pacific?The National Interest, February 25, 2020.

Is the U.S.-Philippine Alliance Dying?The National Interest, February 15, 2020.

China Should Fear the Coronavirus. Look What Plague Did to Ancient Athens.” The National Interest, February 9, 2020.

Are the U.S. Navy’s New Aircraft Carriers Worth the Cost? Old Battleships Might Give Us a Clue.” The National Interest, February 2, 2020.

The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship: A Successful Catastrophe?” The National Interest, January 26, 2020.

Is 2020 Really 1940 for the U.S. Navy?” The National Interest, January 18, 2020.

Is the U.S. Navy Going to Fight ‘World War I’ Against China?” The National Interest, January 10, 2020.

A U.S.-Iran War Isn’t Going to Happen.” The National Interest, January 4, 2020.

Does China Really Need Aircraft Carriers?The National Interest, January 1, 2020.

What If Trump Ordered a Naval Blockade of North Korea?The National Interest, December 21, 2019.

How Should President Trump Respond to North Korea’s ‘Christmas Gift’?” The National Interest, December 20, 2019.

The Russian Navy Has a Big Decision to Make: Time to Give Up on Aircraft Carriers?” The National Interest, December 14, 2019.

Pearl Harbor Counterfactual: What If Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Had Been in Charge on December 7?” The National Interest, December 6, 2019.

Strategic and Geographic Fluency, South America Style.” Naval Institute Proceedings 145, no. 12 (December 2019).

China and Japan Went to War 125 Years Ago (Beijing Is Still Trying to Reverse the Results).” The National Interest, November 28, 2019.

Warmaking by Remote Control Is a False Choice.” The National Interest, November 25, 2019.

It’s Time for a Massive U.S. Navy Base in Australia.” The National Interest, November 17, 2019.

“‘The Most Complete Naval Victory’: How America Smashed Japan at Midway.” The National Interest, November 9, 2019.

Is China’s DF-100 Missile a Threat to the U.S. Navy?” The National Interest, November 4, 2019.

Let’s Send the U.S. Navy’s ‘Stealthy’ Destroyer Back in Time to Fight a World War II Battle.” The National Interest, October 27, 2019.

America Smashed Imperial Japan’s Navy at Leyte Gulf: What Lessons Can China Learn?” The National Interest, October 20, 2019.

SSN(X) Will Be the U.S. Navy’s New Attack Submarine: Here’s How to Make It a Success.” The National Interest, October 20, 2019.

Taiwan Needs a Maoist Military.” Foreign Policy, October 17, 2019.

A U.S. Navy Nightmare: What If China Built a ‘Battleship’?” The National Interest, October 12, 2019.

The Counterrevolution in Naval Affairs.” The National Interest, October 7, 2019.

Does the U.S. Navy Have a Rust Problem?” The National Interest, September 27, 2019.

America’s Gray-Zone Offensive Against Iran Could Turn into War.” The National Interest, September 23, 2019.

Enough Nuclear: All the Reasons the U.S. Navy Needs Diesel Submarines.” The National Interest, September 14, 2019.

Are Navies Dying?” The National Interest, September 7, 2019.

World War II Teaches Us How World War III Could Happen (And Would Be Hell).” The National Interest, September 1, 2019.

Yes, China Can Pummel U.S. Bases with Missiles.” The National Interest, August 26, 2019.

How ‘Adaptable Deck Launchers’ Could Turn Almost Any Ship into a Missile-Firing Warship.” The National Interest, August 18, 2019.

Don’t Believe China’s Commitment to Peace and Stability.” The National Interest, August 7, 2019.

Alternative History: If Theodore Roosevelt Had Lived. . . .” The National Interest, July 28, 2019.

“‘Ulcer’ Strategy: How Iran Can Wage War Against America on the Cheap.” The National Interest, July 19, 2019.

Why Not an American Admiral Gorshkov?” The National Interest, July 15, 2019.

China Likely Tested Missiles That Can Kill Aircraft Carriers in the South China Sea.” The National Interest, July 6, 2019.

Is It Time to Go to War with Iran? Here Is What a Famous Yale Professor Might Have Said.” The National Interest, June 29, 2019.

Convoy Time: Is the U.S. Navy Even Ready for War with Iran?” The National Interest, June 21, 2019.

The Evolution of the U.S. Navy.” The National Interest, June 20, 2019.

The Ultimate Way to Deter China: Why Island-Chain Defense Can Work.” The National Interest, June 10, 2019.

Trump Wants ‘Goddamned Steam’ for Navy Aircraft Launches. He Should Stop.” The National Interest, June 2, 2019.

Let Me Tell You About the Worst Submarine of All Time.” The National Interest, May 18, 2019.

The U.S.-Iran Naval War of 2019: What It Could Look Like.” The National Interest, May 11, 2019.

Battleship Mystery: Back in 1989, One of the Navy’s Last Battleships’ ‘Big Guns’ Exploded.” The National Interest, May 5, 2019.

200,000 Tons of Diplomacy: 2 Navy Aircraft Carriers Are Making a Statement in the Mediterranean.” The National Interest, April 27, 2019.

Saddam Hussein Could Have Sunk America’s Most Powerful Battleship Ever.” The National Interest, April 22, 2019.

Could the U.S. Navy’s War Plan Orange (for Fighting Japan) Be Used Against China?” The National Interest, April 20, 2019.

Explained: Why Taiwan Needs New Submarines to Deter China.” The National Interest, April 7, 2019.

A U.S.-China War Scenario: How Would China’s Military Attack a ‘Great Wall in Reverse’?” The National Interest, March 30, 2019.

The U.S. Marine Corps Wants Anti-Ship Missiles for ‘Island Warfare.’ Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal.” The National Interest, March 9, 2019.

Are Freedom of Navigation Operations in East Asia Enough?” The National Interest, February 23, 2019.

Britannia Helps Rule the Waves.” Foreign Policy, February 20, 2019.

Beyond A-10s and F-35s: Let’s Have an Informed Debate About Air Power.” The National Interest, February 10, 2019.

Does the U.S. Navy Really Need to Worry About the Size of the Fleet?” The National Interest, February 3, 2019.

The Habits of Strategy.” Naval Institute Proceedings 145, no. 2 (February 2019): pp. 50-55.

Time to Use China’s A2/AD Military Strategy Against Them.” The National Interest, January 20, 2019.

Can America Live with a Nuclear North Korea?” The National Interest, January 11, 2019.

Yes, China Could Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier. But Don’t Bet on It.” The National Interest, January 11, 2019.

Is Taiwan’s Military Really Ready to Take on China?” The National Interest, January 6, 2019.

5 Big National Security Predictions for 2019.”  The National Interest, December 29, 2018.

My North Korea Prediction for 2019.” The National Interest, December 22, 2018.

Reading Fiction Leads to Good Strategic Thinking.” The National Interest, December 18, 2018.

Book Excerpt: Red Star over the Pacific.” The National Interest, December 13, 2018.

Blame Alfred Thayer Mahan for Pearl Harbor (and Thank Him for Its Failure).” The National Interest, December 6, 2018.

The ‘Forceful, Yet Magnanimous’ Foreign Policy of George H. W. Bush.” The National Interest, December 5, 2018.

Goodbye Grotius, Hello Putin.” Foreign Policy, November 29, 2018.

What World War I Tells Us About a China-Japan War Today.” The National Interest, November 24, 2018.

U.S. Military Strategy Must Return to the Basics.” The National Interest, November 16, 2018.

The U.S. Navy Has Forgotten What It’s Like to Fight.” Foreign Policy, November 13, 2018.

World War I Is More Than Trenches in France.” The National Interest, November 10, 2018.

World War I’s Depressing Lessons for Asia.” Foreign Policy, November 9, 2018.

The U.S. Navy Has a Big Problem: It Can’t Do Convoys If War Breaks Out.” The National Interest, October 28, 2018.

Can America and China Avoid the Pull of the Thucydides Trap?” The National Interest, October 19, 2018.

South China Sea Showdown: What Happens If a U.S. Navy and Chinese Vessel Collide?” The National Interest, October 6, 2018.

It Takes More Than Sex Appeal to Beat China in a War.” The National Interest, September 29, 2018.

The Maritime History of a War Weary Naval Fleet.” The National Interest, September 25, 2018.

Diesel Submarines: The Game Changer the U.S. Navy Needs.” The National Interest, September 23, 2018.

This Is China’s Way of Warmaking.” The National Interest, September 10, 2018.

How America Beat Queen Victoria’s Britain without Fighting.” The National Interest, September 8, 2018.

Go Diesel, Scare China: Why the Navy Should Deploy Diesel Submarines to Asia.” The National Interest, September 1, 2018.

Lessons from George III.” Naval History 32, no. 4 (August 2018).

The Secret Sauce to Innovate in the Military: Make Doubt and Failure Fun.” The National Interest, July 25, 2018.

I Served Aboard One of the Last U.S. Navy Battleships. And It Changed My Life.” The National Interest, June 22, 2018.

History Tells Us North Korea Will Never Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons.” The National Interest, June 1, 2018.

Visualize Chinese Sea Power.” Naval Institute Proceedings 144, no. 6 (June 2018): pp. 26-31.

How Mattis Can Help Reshape the Navy.” The National Interest, May 31, 2018.

The 5 (Greatest) Military Defeats in All of History.” The National Interest, May 24, 2018.

Brazil’s Submarine Show in the South Atlantic Ocean.” The National Interest, May 12, 2018.

Why a U.S.-China War over Taiwan Won’t Be Anything Like the Syria Strikes.” The National Interest, April 22, 2018.

Russia vs. America: What Would a Naval Clash over Syria Look Like?The National Interest, April 13, 2018. Reprint with top billing, Real Clear Defense, April 14, 2018.

Break and Remake the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet.” The National Interest, March 31, 2018.

Strategic Branding in the Beltway Marketplace.” The National Interest, March 11, 2018.

Xi Jinping Is Now China’s President for Life. What Would Machiavelli Think?” The National Interest, March 4, 2018.

Review of Donald M. Kehn Jr., In the Highest Degree Tragic: The Sacrifice of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the East Indies during World War II. Naval History 32, no. 1 (February 2018): p. 62 .

No, China Doesn’t Want Confrontation in the South China Sea.” The National Interest, January 29, 2018.

Could the U.S. Navy Destroy North Korea?The National Interest, January 20, 2018.

North Korea Could Sink a U.S. Aircraft Carrier.” The National Interest, January 5, 2018.

Who Watches the Watchers in the U.S. Navy?The National Interest, January 1, 2018.

Would China Really Go to War with Taiwan over Some Boats?The National Interest, December 16, 2017.

George Lee: The Man Who Could Have Replaced George Washington in the Revolutionary War.” The National Interest, December 9, 2017.

How to Save (Or Destroy) the Royal Navy.” The National Interest, December 5, 2017.

What If Japan Had Never Attacked Pearl Harbor?The National Interest, November 24, 2017.

3 Strategic Takeaways from the Guadalcanal Campaign.” The National Interest, October 31, 2017.

Great Red Fleet: How China Was Inspired by Teddy Roosevelt.” The National Interest, October 30, 2017.

Groupthink Makes Navies Stupid.” The National Interest, October 27, 2017.

The Legacy of Unfinished Revolutions.” Naval Institute Proceedings 143, no. 10 (October 2017): pp. 54-61.

What Would the Athenians Think of Recent U.S. Navy Mishaps?The National Interest, September 21, 2017.

How North Korea Crashed the Atomic Club.” The National Interest, August 24, 2017.

This Is What the Navy Doesn’t Want You to Know about Its Deadly Ship Crashes.” The National Interest, August 23, 2017.

The Terrifying Tale of How This U.S. Aircraft Carrier Nearly Sank (and It Was Not a Bomb or Torpedo).” The National Interest, August 14, 2017.

Who Will Win the Great Sino-Indian Naval War of 2020?Foreign Policy, August 7, 2017.

Why the U.S. Navy Shouldn’t Fear China’s ‘Hunt for Red October’ Missile Submarines.” The National Interest, July 21, 2017.

Why It’s Time for the Carrier Battle Group.” The National Interest, July 4, 2017.

Why America’s Battleships Will Never Make a Comeback.” The National Interest, June 17, 2017.

Why Japan Lost the Battle of Midway.” The National Interest, June 4, 2017.

China Won’t Hand the U.S. Navy Victory Like Japan Did.” Foreign Policy, June 2, 2017.

How America Turned a Blind Eye to China’s Growing Naval Power.” The National Interest, May 16, 2017.

Mahan Rules.” Naval Institute Proceedings 143, no. 5 (May 2017): pp. 40-47. Coauthor.

Five Shades of Chinese Gray-Zone Strategy.” The National Interest, May 2, 2017. Coauthor.

China’s East China Sea ADIZ Represents a Thinly Veiled Grab for Sovereignty.” The National Interest, April 21, 2017.

Japan’s Weaker Fleet Crushed China at the Battle of the Yalu River.” War Is Boring, April 13, 2017.

The Summit: 5 Things Trump Needs to Know before Meeting Xi Jinping.” The National Interest, April 4, 2017.

How ‘The Rules of the Game’ Can Help the U.S. Navy.” The National Interest, March 30, 2017.

One Way the U.S. Navy Could Take on China: Diesel Submarines.” The National Interest, March 17, 2017.

China Wants to Turn Water into Territory in the South China Sea (and Beyond).” The National Interest, February 25, 2017.

Standing Up to China Is Not ‘Extremism’—It’s Smart Foreign Policy.” The National Interest, January 29, 2017. Coauthor.

If I Were Secretary of the U.S. Navy for Just One Day.” The National Interest, January 19, 2017.

Should America Really Fear China’s Growing Navy?The National Interest, December 29, 2016.

The U.S. Navy’s Great ‘Magic Numbers’ Challenge.” The National Interest, December 18, 2016.

Why the World Should Fear a ‘Thucydidean’ China.” The National Interest, December 10, 2016.

Why Japan Failed at Pearl Harbor.” The National Interest, December 6, 2016.

How Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica Can Teach the U.S. Navy to Defeat China.” The National Interest, November 16, 2016.

America’s Latest South China Sea FONOP Did More Harm Than Good.” The National Interest, October 31, 2016.

Is the U.S. Navy a Sitting Duck?Foreign Policy, October 25, 2016.

The U.S. Navy Has an Image Problem.” The National Interest, October 13, 2016.

The South China Sea Showdown: What Should America (and the Region) Do About It?The National Interest, October 5, 2016.

Review of Feng Zhang, Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History. H-Diplo 11, no. 1 (2016), September 19, 2016.

Welcome to the Age of Strategic Triage.” The National Interest, August 24, 2016.

Here’s How the Philippines Can Win in the South China Sea.” Foreign Policy, August 16, 2016.

Is China Getting Ready to Wage a ‘People’s War’ in the South China Sea?The National Interest, August 11, 2016.

Why Offshore Balancing Won’t Work.” The National Interest, July 18, 2016.

Beijing May Ignore the South Sea Ruling—But We Must Not.” The National Interest, July 14, 2016.

The Age of Great Sea Battles Isn’t Over.” The National Interest, June 14, 2016.

War at Sea: How to Win (And Lose) a Littoral Battle Royale.” The National Interest, June 11, 2016.

Sea Changes: The Future of Nuclear Deterrence.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 72, no. 4 (July/August 2016): pp. 228-233.

Revealed: How the U.S. Navy Would Destroy a Chinese Aircraft Carrier.” The National Interest, May 30, 2016.

Washington’s Honeymoon in Cam Ranh Bay.” Foreign Policy, May 23, 2016.

Submarines Must Learn to Play Zone Defense.” The National Interest, May 11, 2016.

How the United States Can Maintain Its Dominance in the Pacific Ocean.” Foreign Policy, May 10, 2016.

Don’t Exile Thucydides from the War Colleges.” The National Interest, May 3, 2016.

Business Strategy Isn’t Military Strategy.” The National Interest, April 5, 2016.

A Longshoreman’s Guide to Military Innovation.” The National Interest, March 22, 2016.

Get Ready, India: China’s Navy Is Pushing West.” The National Interest, March 8, 2016.

China’s ‘String of Pearls’: Naval Rivalry or Entente in the Indian Ocean?World Politics Review, March 1, 2016.

The U.S. Navy’s Big New Missile Mod: What Friends and Foes Should Know.” War on the Rocks, February 9, 2016.

Securing Taiwan Starts with Overhauling Its Navy.” The National Interest, February 5, 2016.

Will China Become an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?Foreign Policy, January 21, 2016.

The Tyranny of Distance.” Foreign Policy, January 18, 2016.

What Matters Most for the Navy’s Fleet?The National Interest, December 26, 2015.

Designing a Navy for the Twenty-first Century.” The National Interest, December 25, 2015.

U.S. Navy’s Lethal New Stealth Destroyer Is No ‘Battleship.’” The National Interest, December 12, 2015.

Redefining AirSea Battle: JAM-GC, China and the Quest for Clarity.” The National Interest, November 22, 2015.

How Washington Can Get Back on Course in the South China Sea.” Foreign Policy, November 12, 2015.

Rough Seas Ahead for the U.S. Navy.” Boston Globe Ideas section online, November 5, 2015. Marquee article, designated a “Globe Must-Read.”

The Coming Revolution in U.S. Naval Strategy.” The National Interest, October 27, 2015.

Face Off: How America Can REALLY Stop China’s Navy.” The National Interest, October 5, 2015.

What Should America Do in the South China Sea? Ask a Fighter Pilot.” The National Interest, October 2, 2015.

When China Rules the Sea.” Foreign Policy, September 23, 2015.

Sunk: America’s 5 Worst Naval Defeats.” The National Interest, September 5, 2015.

Why Korea Still Fears Japan.” The National Interest, August 28, 2015.

What Does Sherman’s March to the Sea Teach Us About Dealing with China Today?Foreign Policy, August 7, 2015.

Hiroshima, 70 Years Later: Did Truman Make the Right Call?The National Interest, August 6, 2015.

A 5-Step Plan for a New Indian Maritime Strategy.” The National Interest, July 23, 2015.

Review of Peter D. Haynes, Toward a New Maritime Strategy. Center for International Maritime Security, July 16, 2015.

Littoral Combat Vessel: The U.S. Navy’s Great Relearning.” The National Interest, July 6, 2015.

U.S. Navy’s Worst Nightmare: Submarines May No Longer Be Stealthy.” The National Interest, June 13, 2015.

The Two Words That Explain China’s Assertive Naval Strategy.” Foreign Policy, June 3, 2015.

Why Are Chinese and Russian Ships Prowling the Mediterranean?Foreign Policy, May 15, 2015.

The Mighty X-47B: Is It Really Time for Retirement?The National Interest, May 6, 2015.

Is Japan’s New ‘Helicopter Carrier’ an ‘Aircraft Carrier’?Foreign Policy, April 7, 2015.

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Ship.” Foreign Policy, February 11, 2015.

The Long, Strange Trip of China’s First Aircraft Carrier.” Foreign Policy, February 3, 2015.

How to Rule the High Seas and Contain an Asian Country That Will Remain Nameless.” Foreign Policy, January 21, 2015.

The U.S. Navy’s Next Super Weapon? Here Comes Unmanned Underwater Vehicles.” The National Interest, January 5, 2015.

3 Myths about U.S. Sea Power Dominance America Should Fear.” The National Interest, December 18, 2014.

The U.S. Navy Could Be Facing Its Biggest Challenge Ever: The Anti-Access Dilemma.” The National Interest, December 4, 2014.

Beijing’s Rough Rider: Is Xi Jinping China’s Teddy Roosevelt?The National Interest, November 4, 2014.

The Five Worst Submarines of All Time.” The National Interest, November 2, 2014. Reprint from January 31, 2014.

Review of James Manicom, Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea. Naval Institute Proceedings 140, no. 10 (October 2014): p. 76.

Asia’s Worst Nightmare: A China-Japan War.” The National Interest, October 26, 2014. Reprint from January 5, 2014.

The Five Greatest Aircraft Carriers of All Time.” The National Interest, October 26, 2014.

Top Five Battleships of All Time.” The National Interest, October 25, 2014. Reprint from December 26, 2013.

The Death of the Japanese Empire: Remembering the Battle of Leyte Gulf.” The National Interest, October 21, 2014.

Coming to the Indian Ocean, the Chinese Navy: How Should India Respond?The National Interest, October 7, 2014.

Top Five Naval Battles of All Time.” The National Interest, October 1, 2014. Reprint from October 2013.

U.S. Submarines: Run Silent, Run Deep…On Diesel Engines?The National Interest, September 18, 2014.

Root Canal.” Foreign Policy, September 10, 2014. Contribution to roundtable on which artificial waterway is the most important.

If America Could Rebuild the U.S. Navy from Scratch…The National Interest, September 4, 2014.

The Five Greatest Military Strategists of All Time.” The National Interest, August 13, 2014.

What History Says about China’s Chances in a War with America.” The National Interest, August 4, 2014.

Five Ways Germany Could Have Won the First Battle of the Atlantic.” The National Interest, July 22, 2014.

Five Ways Japan Could Have Won World War II.” The National Interest, July 13, 2014. Reprint, December 7, 2017.

Sinking the Next-13-Navies Fallacy.” War on the Rocks, July 10, 2014.

Which Germany Should Modern China Emulate?The National Interest, July 6, 2014.

Hail to the Deep: A Strategy for Submarines.” The National Interest 132 (July/August 2014): pp. 67-75.

Rule the Sea, Build Alliances, and Sweat the Small Stuff: Why Tokyo and Beijing Are Still Fighting a War That Began in 1894.” Foreign Policy, June 17, 2014.

Bombs Away: Study the Battleship to Save the Aircraft Carrier.” The National Interest, June 4, 2014.

Air Power Goes Sailing.” The National Interest, May 6, 2014.

China Might Actually Seize Japan’s Southern Islands.” Foreign Policy, April 8, 2014.

Defend the First Island Chain.” Naval Institute Proceedings 140, no. 4 (April 2014): pp. 32-37.

The Five Greatest Aircraft Carriers of All Time.” The National Interest, February 22, 2014.

The Five Worst Submarines of All Time.” The National Interest, January 31, 2014.

Asia’s Worst Nightmare: A China-Japan War.” The National Interest, January 5, 2014.

Top Five Battleships of All Time.” The National Interest, December 26, 2013.

Zumwalt: The Navy’s Great Experiment.” The National Interest, November 7, 2013.

Top Five Naval Battles of All Time.” The National Interest, October 5, 2013.

Red Tide: How Strong Is China’s Navy, Really?Foreign Policy, August 12, 2013.

Global Primacy Denied? Why American Primacy Is Not Assured.” The Diplomat, August 9, 2013.

X-47B—The Future of War at Sea?The National Interest, July 23, 2013.

Thinking About the Littoral Combat Ship.” The National Interest, May 22, 2013.

Deleterious Neglect: Will the U.S. Navy Surrender Maritime Asia?The Diplomat, May 17, 2013. Coauthor.

Dilemmas of the Modern Navy.” The National Interest 125 (May/June 2013): pp. 69-77.

Hardly the First Time.” Naval Institute Proceedings, April 2013: pp. 22-27. Coauthor.

America’s AirSea Battle, Arctic Style.” The Diplomat, March 23, 2013.

America Needs a Coast Guard That Can Fight.” Foreign Policy, March 15, 2013.

The Pivot Didn’t Cause China’s Misbehavior.” The National Interest, February 4, 2013.

“Woody Allen Pivots to Asia.” Duke East Asia Nexus (Duke University), January 2013.

Chuck Hagel’s Biggest Task.” Foreign Policy, January 7, 2013.

A Competitive Turn: How Increased Chinese Maritime Actions Complicate U.S. Partnerships.” Washington, DC: Center for a New American Security, East and South China Seas Bulletin 7, December 2012. Companion piece to Cooperation from Strength.

Yesterday’s Lessons, or Yesterday’s Legends?” Naval Institute Proceedings 138, no. 12 (December 2012): pp. 40-45.

Open Seas.” Foreign Policy, October 29, 2012.

Rock Fight.” Foreign Policy, September 28, 2012.

Coasting.” Foreign Policy, September 7, 2012.

The Master ‘PLAN’: China’s New Guided Missile Destroyer.” The Diplomat, September 4, 2012. Coauthor.

The Sino-Japanese War of 2012.” Foreign Policy, August 20, 2012.

Preparing for War with China.” The National Interest, August 16, 2012.

China’s Military Moment.” Foreign Policy, July 26, 2012.

China’s Monroe Doctrine.” The Diplomat, June 20, 2012.

Is America Pivoting to Asia Fast Enough?Foreign Policy, June 4, 2012.

China’s Small Stick Diplomacy.” The Diplomat, May 20, 2012.

How to Outsmart China.” Foreign Policy, May 15, 2012.

Why Philippines Stands Up to China.” The Diplomat, May 14, 2012.

Taiwan’s Navy Gets Stealthy.” The Diplomat, April 30, 2012.

Small-Stick Diplomacy in the South China Sea.” The National Interest, April 23, 2012.

Beating ‘Voldemort Syndrome.’” The Diplomat, April 22, 2012.

Asymmetric Warfare, American Style.” Naval Institute Proceedings 138, no. 4 (April 2012): pp. 24-29.

The Strategic Corporal’s Evil Twin.” The Diplomat, March 17, 2012.

U.S. Confronts an Anti-Access World.” The Diplomat, March 9, 2012.

Global Insider: Despite Outpacing Competitors, India’s Navy Seeks to Upgrade.” World Politics Review, February 3, 2012. Written response to WPR editor about strategy, force structure, and modernization in the Indian Navy.

A Two-Ocean Navy No More?The Diplomat, December 18, 2011.

The Meaning of Sea Power.” The Diplomat, December 9, 2011. Coauthor.

Yes, China Could Have a Global Navy.” The Diplomat, November 20, 2011.

The South China Sea Is No Black Sea.” The Diplomat, October 5, 2011.

“Mahan’s Lingering Ghost.” Modern Ships (China) 448 (September 2011): pp. 16–23. Coauthor) Reprint from Proceedings.

America’s ‘Munich Moment’?The Diplomat, July 17, 2011.

Blue Water Dreams: Why China Wants an Aircraft Carrier.” Foreign Policy, June 27, 2011.

Are the Seas Becoming a No-Man’s Land?E-International Relations, June 18, 2011.

Monroe Doctrines in Asia?The Diplomat, June 15, 2011.

How to Track China’s Navy Dreams.” The Diplomat, May 31, 2011.

What’s the Matter with Mahan?” Naval Institute Proceedings 137, no. 5 (May 2011): pp. 34–39.

The Arctic Sea—A New Wild West?The Diplomat, April 20, 2011.

China’s Maritime Strategy Is More Than Naval Strategy.” China Brief 11, no. 5 (April 8, 2011): pp. 10–13.

Mao’s ‘Active Defense’ Is Turning Offensive.” Naval Institute Proceedings 137, no. 4 (April 2011): pp. 24–29.

Can China Defend a ‘Core Interest’ in the South China Sea?Washington Quarterly 34, no. 2 (spring 2011): pp. 45–59. Coauthor.

China’s Leisurely Aircraft-Carrier Ambitions.” E-International Relations, March 10, 2011.

Getting Real on Taiwan.” The Diplomat, March 7, 2011. Coauthor.

Is Bismarck China’s Man?” Feature article for special “China, What’s Next?” section, The Diplomat, February 2011.

U.S. Navy’s Indian Ocean Folly?The Diplomat, January 4, 2011. Coauthor.

When Comparing Navies, Measure Strength, Not Size.” Global Asia (East Asia Foundation, Seoul) 5, no. 4 (winter 2010): pp. 26–31. Special Issue on “Maritime Security in East Asia” co-edited by Robert D. Kaplan and Yoichi Funabashi. Coauthor.

China’s Navy: A Turn to Corbett?” Naval Institute Proceedings 136, no. 12 (December 2010): pp. 42-46. Coauthor. Reprinted in Modern Military Affairs (Beijing), March 2011, pp. 78–81.

Understanding Asia-Pacific Sea Power.” The Diplomat, October 21, 2010. Coauthor.

China’s Naval Buildup Not Over.” The Diplomat, September 29, 2010. Coauthor.

Why China’s Navy Is a Threat.” The Diplomat, September 17, 2010. Coauthor.

Ryukyu Chain in China’s Island Strategy.” China Brief 10, no. 18 (September 10, 2010): pp. 11–14. Coauthor.

A ‘Fortress Fleet’ for China.” Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy (Seton Hall University) 11, no. 2 (summer/fall 2010): pp. 19–32.

The Japanese Archipelago through Chinese Eyes.” China Brief 10, no. 16 (August 5, 2010): pp. 9–12. Coauthor.

Taiwan’s Navy: Able to Deny Command of the Sea?China Brief 10, no. 8 (April 16, 2010): pp. 8–11. Coauthor.

Taiwan’s Navy: Still in Command of the Sea?China Brief 10, no. 6 (March 19, 2010): pp. 9–11. Coauthor.

“Mahan’s Lingering Ghost.” National Defense Digest (Taiwan) 4 (2010): pp. 42–49. Coauthor. Reprint from Proceedings.

“The Next Arms Race.” The Diplomat, January 2010. Coauthor. Special issue titled “APAC 2020: The Decade Ahead.”

Mahan’s Lingering Ghost.” Naval Institute Proceedings 135, no. 12 (December 2009): pp. 40–45. Coauthor.

Why China Military Watchers Got It Wrong.” The Diplomat, September 10, 2009. Coauthor.

Is China a ‘Soft’ Naval Power?China Brief 9, no. 17 (August 20, 2009): pp. 4–7. Coauthor.Translated into Chinese, reprinted in official Chinese news service Xinhua.

A Chinese Turn to Mahan?China Brief 9, no. 13 (June 24, 2009): pp. 8–10. Coauthor.

Where Have All the Mush Mortons Gone?” Naval Institute Proceedings 135, no. 6 (June 2009): pp. 58–63.

“China’s New Undersea Nuclear Deterrent: Strategy, Doctrine, and Capabilities.” USI Digest (United Service Institution, New Delhi), March–August 2008. Reprint from summer 2008 Joint Force Quarterly, listed below.

China’s New Undersea Nuclear Deterrent: Strategy, Doctrine, and Capabilities.” Joint Force Quarterly (National Defense University Press) 50 (summer 2008): pp. 31–38. Translated into Chinese, reprinted in Shipborne Weapons.

An Indian Monroe Doctrine—But What Kind?” Naval Institute Proceedings 134, no. 4 (April 2008): pp. 20–25.

The Bureaucracy of Deterrence.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Atomic Scientists of Chicago) 64, no. 1 (March/April 2008): pp. 40–43, 55–56. Coauthor.

China Futures: Soft Power Goes to Sea.” The American Interest (Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies) 3, no. 4 (March/April 2008): pp. 66–67. Coauthor.

A New Naval Diplomacy.” Naval Institute Proceedings 133, no. 7 (July 2007): pp. 34–38. Coauthor.

Going Soft—China’s Alternative Route to Regional Influence.” Jane’s Intelligence Review 19, no. 7 (July 2007): pp. 54–55. Coauthor.

When Interests Collide: In China and India, Support for Nonproliferation Efforts Ultimately Hinges on National Interests.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (Atomic Scientists of Chicago), 62, no. 3 (May/June 2007): pp. 21–23.

“Soft Power at Sea: Zheng He and Chinese Maritime Strategy.” Naval & Merchant Ships (People’s Liberation Army Navy, Beijing) 3, no. 29 (February 2007). Reprint from October 2006 Proceedings, listed below.

“Assassin’s Mace in Space? China’s Anti-Satellite Test and U.S. Responses.” Foresight (Tokyo), February 15, 2007: pp. 20–21.

Soft Power at Sea: Zheng He and Chinese Maritime Strategy.” Naval Institute Proceedings 132, no. 10 (October 2006): pp. 34–38. Coauthor.

“Commerce, Bases, and Ships: China’s Economics-Driven Maritime Strategy.” Digest (Office of Strategic and Special Studies, Armed Forces of the Philippines), 3rd quarter 2006: pp. 12–15.

Roosevelt’s Pursuit of a Temperate Caribbean Policy.” Naval History 20, no. 4 (August 2006): pp. 48–53.

China’s ‘Caribbean’ in the South China Sea.” SAIS Review of International Affairs (Johns Hopkins University Press) 26, no. 1 (winter–spring 2006): pp. 79–92. Coauthor.

The Roosevelt Way: What the Rough Rider Can Teach Us About How to Stop Illicit Trafficking.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 62, no. 3 (May/June 2006): pp. 19–20.

Rough Waters Ahead: Without China on Board, the Proliferation Security Initiative May Struggle to Stay Afloat.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 61, no. 6 (November/December 2005): pp. 24–25.

The Right Stuff: A Fighter Pilot’s Guide to Nonproliferation.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 61, no. 5 (September/October 2005): pp. 25–26.

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense for China’s Navy.” The National Interest 4, no. 6 (June 2005).

WMD: Interdicting the Gravest Danger.” Naval Institute Proceedings 131, no. 2 (February 2005): pp. 72–75. Coauthor.

“Enough Talk About Military Service.” The National Interest 3, no. 35 (September 1, 2004).

Is Kerry Isolationist?The National Interest 3, no. 33 (August 18, 2004).

Machiavelli to Allawi: Kill the Sons of Brutus.” The National Interest 3, no. 29 (July 21, 2004).

Mahan Is Alive in China.” The National Interest 3, no. 27 (July 7, 2004).

“Render unto Caesar: Bureaucracy and Nonproliferation after the Iraq War.” Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (William S. Hein/The Fletcher School, Tufts University) 28, no. 1 (winter 2004): pp. 73–92. Coauthor.

Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Future of Nonproliferation.” The Monitor: International Perspectives on Nonproliferation (University of Georgia) 9, no. 2 (fall 2003): pp. 7–10. Coauthor.

Police Power: Theodore Roosevelt, American Diplomacy, and World Order.” Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 27, no. 1 (winter/spring 2003): pp. 125–45.

“The Puzzling Failure of America’s Counter Proliferation Policy in the Middle East.” Strategic Review (U.S. Strategic Institute, Boston University) 27, no. 4 (fall 1999): pp. 39–50. (Coauthor)