Bernard D. Cole

Dr. Bernard D. Cole is Professor of International History at the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he concentrates on Pacific strategy, Sino-American relations, and the Chinese military. He is spending the 2004-2005 academic year as a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies of the National Defense University.

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    Articles by Bernard D. Cole

    The PLA Navy’s Developing Strategy

    China is now deploying the fruits of a dedicated effort to build a new navy, one capable of confronting modern maritime opponents, especially Taiwan, Japan and the United States. While

    The PLA Navy’s Developing Strategy

    China is now deploying the fruits of a dedicated effort to build a new navy, one capable of confronting modern maritime opponents, especially Taiwan, Japan and the United States. While

    Beijing’s Strategy of Sea Denial

    In October 1994, the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk was operating with its battle group in the Yellow Sea when it detected an underwater contact. Battle group aircraft began tracking

    Beijing’s Strategy of Sea Denial

    In October 1994, the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk was operating with its battle group in the Yellow Sea when it detected an underwater contact. Battle group aircraft began tracking

    Beijing’s Strategy of Sea Denial

    In October 1994, the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk was operating with its battle group in the Yellow Sea when it detected an underwater contact. Battle group aircraft began tracking

    The PLA Navy’s Developing Strategy

    China is now deploying the fruits of a dedicated effort to build a new navy, one capable of confronting modern maritime opponents, especially Taiwan, Japan and the United States. While

    WATERWAYS AND STRATEGY: CHINA’S PRIORITIES

    At a national maritime awards meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 20 December 2004, Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan emphasized the importance of marine development, regulation

    Shifting Balance Of Power In The Taiwan Strait

    The issue of Taiwan's future--independence or absorption by China--remains one of principle for all three of the major actors in this drama. Beijing insists that Taiwan is a Chinese province;