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Talking Taiwan Security at the Hudson Institute

by Craig Hooper on June 30, 2017

The indefatigable Seth Cropsey over at Hudson Institute for American Seapower had me stop by to chat about Taiwan security issues. Despite the heat, it was a good time. Here’s the talk: My fellow panelists and I earned Hudson a little bit of coverage from Seapower Magazine. My takeaway quote there was this: Craig Hooper, […]


In Press: Talking Mines in the Taipei Times

by admin on August 5, 2014

The Taipei Times, in a friendly gesture, used my story on China’s recent mine warfare exercises in the South China Sea to advance some wider discussion mine warfare in China’s near seas. Here’s my bit: Craig Hooper, a former teacher at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, has reported that the Chinese navy conducted […]


The U.S. Navy’s desire for a direct Navy-to-Navy Hotline with China is not new, and has been articulated every few years to little or no effect. If direct Navy-to-Navy Hotlines between operational commanders have the potential to be important in Asian crisis management, then the U.S. Navy must start leading an effort to 1) make […]


So China announces, in advance, that a set of naval exercises will take place from June 30 to July 5.  And as expected, China fear-monger Andrew Erickson and the rest of America’s China “threat technicians” are freaking out. And why shouldn’t they?  The idea of China launching an “anti-access exercise” over America’s 4th of July […]

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And in April’s USNI Proceedings…

by Craig Hooper on March 29, 2010‘s Chris Albon and I cooked up a little article on China’s Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile threat. Read it here. zp8497586rq

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China's Navy: Hey, let's not panic…

by Craig Hooper on March 16, 2010

In Asia, America has gotta move away from a long-standing habit of engaging in simple, bilateral force measurements.  Asia is a multi-polar place, and America’s penchant for strategic over-simplification is going to land the U.S. into serious trouble. Put bluntly, U.S. Navy-folk need to remember there are a few other countries over on the other […]

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