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  • Report: Maritime Security East of Suez

    At the height of America’s postwar power, in the 1960s and 1970s, the U.S. Seventh Fleet was able to sustain an unchallenged presence “East of Suez” to embrace the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean, the Indonesian Straits, and the South and East China Seas as well as the Western Pacific. Today the U.S. remains the

  • Report: Extended Deterrence and Security in East Asia

    In view of their centrality to the Cold War U.S.-Soviet relationship, deterrence and extended deterrence are inevitably loaded terms, weighted down by history. With this in mind, applying the logic of extended deterrence in modern-day East Asia requires special care to avoid some of its assumptions; it should be clear, for example, that China is