Articles in refereed journals

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Is a Chinese Military Attack on Taiwan Inevitable?” Clingendael Spectator (Netherlands Institute of International Relations, The Hague), October 6, 2021.

Review of Alessio Patalano, Postwar Japan as a Sea Power: Imperial Legacy, Wartime Experience and the Making of a Navy. Monumenta Nipponica 72, no. 2 (2017): pp. 278-280.

Review of Bernard D. Cole, China’s Quest for Great Power: Ships, Oil, and Foreign Policy. China Quarterly 232 (December 2017): pp. 1128-1129.

Review of Nalanda Roy, The South China Sea Disputes: Past, Present, and Future. Contemporary Southeast Asia 39, no. 2 (2017): pp. 411–413.

Deterring China in the ‘Gray Zone’: Lessons of the South China Sea for U.S. Alliances.” Orbis (FPRI/University of Pennsylvania) 61, no. 3 (summer 2017): pp. 322-339. Coauthor.

Taking Stock of China’s Growing Navy: The Death and Life of Surface Fleets.” Orbis 61, no. 2 (spring 2017): pp. 269-285. Coauthor.

Responding to China’s Rising Sea Power.” Orbis 61, no. 1 (winter 2017): pp. 91-100. Coauthor.

Review Essay: History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks, by Stewart Gordon.” Education About Asia (Association for Asian Studies/University of Tennessee) 21, no. 2 (fall 2016): pp. 66-67.

Is There an Asian Way of Maritime War?Comparative Strategy (Taylor & Francis/National Institute for Public Policy and Center for Strategic Studies, University of Reading) 35, no. 1 (2016): pp. 32-42.

Review of J. Lee Thompson, Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War. American Historical Review (Oxford University Press) 120, no. 1 (2015): pp. 277-278.

Review Essay: The Sea and Civilization, by Lincoln Paine.” Education About Asia 19, no. 2 (fall 2014): p. 90.

Strategic Features of the South China Sea: A Tough Neighborhood for Hegemons.” Naval War College Review 67, no. 2 (spring 2014): pp. 30-51.

Review of Vijay Sakhuja, Asian Maritime Power in the 21st Century. Pacific Affairs (University of British Columbia) 86, no. 1 (March 2013): pp. 118-120.

Review of Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy, by Sidney M. Milkis. Presidential Studies Quarterly, September 2012: pp. 671-672.

Review Essay: Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power.” Education About Asia 17, no. 1 (spring 2012): p. 66.

Inside, Outside: India’s Exterior Lines in the South China Sea.” Strategic Analysis (Routledge/Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi) 36, no. 3 (May–June 2012): pp. 358-363.

An Ocean Too Far: Offshore Balancing in the Indian Ocean.” Asian Security 28, no. 1 (2012): pp. 1–26. Coauthor.

Don’t Expect Much from Japan in the Indian Ocean.” Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (University of Calgary) 13, no. 2 (2011). Coauthor.

A Founding Era for Combined Maritime Security?” Strategic Analysis 35, no. 3 (June 2011): pp. 417–426.

Review of Colonel Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris. Presidential Studies Quarterly, June 2011: pp.  426–227.

Varieties of Mahanian Experience.” Asia Policy 12 (July 2011): pp. 161–168. Coauthor.

Tackling Somali Piracy Ashore: Maritime Security and Geopolitics in the Indian Ocean.” Strategic Analysis 34, no. 5 (September 2010): pp. 717–727.

Review of Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940–1945, by Vincent P. O’Hara. International History Review (Simon Fraser University, BC) 32, no. 3 (September 2010):  pp. 564–565.

History Rhymes: The German Precedent for Chinese Sea Power.” Orbis 54, no. 1 (winter 2009/2010): pp. 147–159. Coauthor.

The 20th Century: Asia Returns to the Sea.” Education About Asia 14, no. 3 (winter 2009): pp. 31–36.

Strongman, Constable, or Free-rider? India’s ‘Monroe Doctrine’ and Indian Naval Strategy.” Comparative Strategy 28, no. 4 (2009): pp. 332–348. Coauthor.

China’s Way of Naval War: Mahan’s Logic, Mao’s Grammar.” Comparative Strategy 28, no. 3 (July 2009): pp. 217–243.

“Schelling Goes to Sea: Deterrence in China’s ‘Contested Zone.’” Defence Studies (Routledge/Joint Services Command and Staff College, UK) 9, no. 2 (June 2009): pp. 189–206.

Thinking About the Unthinkable: Tokyo’s Nuclear Option.” Naval War College Review 62, no. 3 (summer 2009): pp. 59–78. Coauthor.

China’s Energy-Driven ‘Soft Power.’” Orbis 51, no. 4 (winter 2008): pp. 123–37.

A Clausewitzian Appraisal of Cross-Strait Relations.” Issues & Studies (Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University) 44, no. 4 (December 2008): pp. 29–70.

India’s ‘Monroe Doctrine’ and Asia’s Maritime Future.” Strategic Analysis 32 (November/December 2008): pp. 997–1011. Coauthor.

China and the United States in the Indian Ocean: An Emerging Strategic Triangle?Naval War College Review 61, no. 3 (summer 2008): pp. 47–66. Coauthor.

China’s Naval Ambitions in the Indian Ocean.” Journal of Strategic Studies (Taylor & Francis) 31, no. 3 (June 2008): pp. 367–394. Coauthor.

Japan’s Emerging Maritime Posture: Out of Sync or Out of Reach?Comparative Strategy 27, no. 1 (January–March 2008): pp. 27–43. Coauthor.

“‘A Striking Thing’: Leadership, Strategic Communications, and Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet.” Naval War College Review 61, no. 1 (winter 2008): pp. 51–67.

“Sea Power with Asian Characteristics: China, India, and the Proliferation Security Initiative.” Virginia Review of Asian Studies (Virginia Consortium for Asian Studies, Washington and Lee University), 2008. Reprint of 2007 piece from Southeast Review of Asian Studies.

The Proliferation Security Initiative: A Global Prohibition Regime in the Making?Defense and Security Analysis (Taylor & Francis/Centre for Defence and International Security Studies, University of Lancaster) 23, no. 3 (September 2007): pp. 281–95. Coauthor.

Review of Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Military Policy, by William C. Martel. Naval War College Review, autumn 2007: pp. 143–44.

Review of From Mahan to Pearl Harbor: The Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States, by Sadao Asada. Naval War College Review 60, no. 3 (summer 2007): pp. 136–37.

“Sea Power with Asian Characteristics: China, India, and the Proliferation Security Initiative.” Southeast Review of Asian Studies (Association for Asian Studies) 29 (2007): pp. 104–18.

Theodore Roosevelt and Elihu Root: International Lawmen.” World Affairs (Heldref/American Peace Society) 169, no. 4 (spring 2007): pp. 189–98.

India and the Proliferation Security Initiative: A U.S. Perspective.” Strategic Analysis 31, no. 2 (March–April 2007): pp. 315–337.

“‘Soft Power’ at Sea: Zheng He and China’s Maritime Diplomacy.” Virginia Review of Asian Studies, 2007. Reprint of 2006 piece from Southeast Review of Asian Studies.

Mao Zedong, Meet Alfred Thayer Mahan: Strategic Theory and Chinese Sea Power.” Australian Defence Force Journal (Australian National Defence College) 171 (2006): pp. 33–50. Coauthor.

“China Fashions a Maritime Identity.” Issues & Studies 42, no. 3 (September 2006): pp. 87–128.

Zheng He Goes Traveling—Again.” Education About Asia 11, no. 2 (fall 2006): pp. 19–25.

“‘Soft Power’ at Sea: Zheng He and China’s Maritime Diplomacy.” Southeast Review of Asian Studies 28 (2006): pp. 95–106.

Japanese Maritime Thought: If Not Mahan, Who?Naval War College Review 59, no. 3 (summer 2006): pp. 23–51. Coauthor.

“Lessons of the Korean War for the ‘Six-Party Talks.’” World Affairs 169, no. 1 (summer 2006): pp. 3–24.

“China and the Commons: Angell or Mahan?” World Affairs 168, no. 4 (spring 2006): pp. 172–91. Coauthor.

Maritime Counterproliferation with Chinese Characteristics.” Defense & Security Analysis 22, no. 1 (March 2006): pp. 5–21. Coauthor.

Military Culture and Chinese Export Controls.” Nonproliferation Review (Routledge/Monterey Institute of International Studies) 12, no. 3 (November 2005): pp. 473–502.

Command of the Sea with Chinese Characteristics.” Orbis 49, no. 4 (fall 2005): pp. 677–94. Coauthor.

Why Doesn’t America Have a Nelson? Does It Need One?” Naval War College Review 58, no. 4 (autumn 2005): pp. 14–24.

“China, a Unified Korea, and Geopolitics.” Issues & Studies 41, no. 2 (summer 2005): pp. 119–70. Coauthor.

Taiwan: Melos or Pylos?” Naval War College Review 58, no. 3 (summer 2005): pp. 43–61. Coauthor.

The ‘Human Factor’ and the Problem of Nuclear Security in Russia.” Perspectives on Political Science (Heldref) 34, no. 3 (summer 2005): pp. 154–61. Coauthor.

The Influence of Mahan upon China’s Maritime Strategy.” Comparative Strategy 24, no. 1 (January-March 2005): pp. 53–71. Coauthor.

Mahan, a ‘Place in the Sun,’ and Germany’s Quest for Sea Power.” Comparative Strategy 23, no. 1 (January-March 2004): pp. 27–62.

Immaculate Deception: Bismarck, the Ems Telegram, and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War.” Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict (University of Wisconsin), September/October 2003: pp. 26–42.

The Crusading Ethos in International Conflict: The Strange Case of the Third Crusade.” Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, September/October 2001: pp. 71–89.

Sarajevo, Whence Comes Thy Gloom? Ethnic and Religious Roots of the First World War.” Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict, September/October 2000: pp. 4–31.