Friday, August 02, 2013

The Indo-Pacific Pivot, on Midrats

Remember when "Afghanistan" became "AFPAC" in the second half of the last decade? Concepts morph the more you study them.

Just as you started to get used to the "Pacific Pivot" - in case you missed it this summer, it is morphing in to the "Indo-Pacific Pivot."

Extending our view from WESTPAC in to the Indian Ocean, how are things changing that will shape the geo-strategic environment from Goa, Darwin, Yokohama, Hainan, to Vladivostok?

Our guest this Sunday, August 4th from 5-6pm Eastern to discuss this and more will be Dr. Toshi Yoshihara, Professor of Strategy and John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and co-author of Red Star over the Pacific, that was just translated into Chinese.

A returning guest to Midrats, Dr. Yoshihara some of the last few months in China and India, bringing an up to date perspective on this growing center of power and influence.

Dr. Yoshihara is Professor of Strategy and John A. van Beuren Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He is an affiliate member of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the war college. Previously, he was a visiting professor in the Strategy Department at the Air War College. Dr. Yoshihara has also served as an analyst at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, RAND, and the American Enterprise Institute. 

His research interests include U.S. alliances in the Asia-Pacific region, China’s military modernization, Chinese naval strategy, and Japan’s defense policy. He is co-author of Red Star over the Pacific: China's Rise and the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy (Naval Institute Press, 2010), Indian Naval Strategy in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge, 2009), and Chinese Naval Strategy in the Twenty-first Century: The Turn to Mahan (Routledge, 2008). He is also co-editor of Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age: Power, Ambition, and the Ultimate Weapon (Georgetown University Press, 2012) and Asia Looks Seaward: Power and Maritime Strategy (Praeger, 2008). His articles on maritime issues and naval strategy have appeared in Journal of Strategic Studies, Asian Security, Comparative Strategy, Orbis, Naval War College Review, Proceedings, and Joint Forces Quarterly. Dr. Yoshihara holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

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