Small Wars Journal


On the Horns of a Dilemma – Addressing Chinese Security Engagement in the HOA

China’s increased security engagement in the Horn of Africa has important implications for United States’ policies equally in the region and globally. China’s expansion presents both risks and opportunities that the United States should judiciously consider and leverage to ensure continued stability and the advancement of interests shared between the U.S. and China.

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Nuclear Stability-Cyber Instability: A New Look at an Old Cold War Theory SWJED Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:08am
As security competition looms within the re-emerging 4+1 threat environment (China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran plus the constant challenge of transnational threats), those once-archaic concepts of ‘great power war’ and ‘nuclear deterrence’ are worth revisiting.
China’s Conscription Cycle: Challenges, Vulnerabilities and Opportunities SWJED Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:25am

The constraints and weaknesses imposed on China by the conscription policy likely restricts China’s options in the event of a crisis.

Book Review: “Chinese Intelligence Operations” SWJED Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:23am

In his book, "Chinese Intelligence Operations", Nicholas Eftimiades states that the “lucrative field of espionage…is highly suited to the People’s Republic of China".

Lessons from History: The Han-Xiongnu War and Modern China SWJED Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:15pm

As one of the oldest civilizations in human history, China maintains a level of subconscious devotion to its history and culture. This paper explores one of these devotions—the steppe.

Was the Sino-Indian Border War of 1962 Inevitable? SWJED Sun, 07/23/2017 - 7:56pm

History falls under the realms of highly contested narratives and the Sino-Indian border war is no exception.