Dr. Ian Forsyth ([email protected]), a former U.S. Defense Department analyst on East Asia, works for a strategy and technology consulting firm in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Forsyth holds a BA in East Asian Studies from the University of California at Davis, an MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a JD from Syracuse University’s College of Law. He recently completed his PhD in International Relations from the University of Southern California. His views are his alone.
China’s November 23, 2013 announcement of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) covering much of the East China Sea sparked both controversy and questions about China’s underlying motivations (Xinhua, November
Over the last year, it has become clear that China is determined to pursue its strategy of “salami slicing” in the South China Sea—gradually increasing its control through small moves