Volume 66, Number 2 (2013) Spring
Open water in the Arctic ice cap, in a U.S. Coast Guard image posted on the website of the U.S. Geological Survey. This 2009 image, which the photographer titles Reflections, was taken in August, but open water is appearing in ever-greater expanses of the region and for ever-larger proportions of the year—a fact that has drawn the attention of nations far from the pole. In this issue, Shiloh Rainwater explores the Arctic interests of one important non-Arctic nation, the People’s Republic of China.
From the Editor
Every ambitious naval officer should want to be a graduate of Newport.
John N. Christenson
Race to the North: China’s Arctic Strategy and Its Implications
Maritime Commerce Warfare: The Coercive Response of the Weak?
Douglas C. Peifer
Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West
Grant F. Rhode and Tonio Andrade
China as a Sea Power: A Preliminary Survey of the Maritime Expansion and Naval Exploits of the Chinese People during the Southern Song and Yuan Periods
Charles Horner, Lo Jung-pang, and Bruce Elleman
The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s
Dale C. Rielage and Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Potomac Fever: A Memoir of Politics and Public Service
John Hattendorf and J. William Middendorf II
Rebuilding the Royal Navy: Warship Design since 1945
Angus K. Ross, David K. Brown, and George Moore
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle against Fate
F. G. Hoffman and Robert Kaplan
The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery behind the Photo That Ended World War II
John Jackson, Lawrence Verria, and George Galdorisi
Reflections on Reading
Like Strangers Trapped in a Dark Room: Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War
Thomas Hone and Nicholas Lambert
U.S. Coast Guard photograph, by Patrick Kelley.