China Maritime Studies Institute

The U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island is home to the China Maritime Studies Institute. Situated at the crossroads of academia, policy and operational study, the Naval War College has pioneered strategic and operational thought about the maritime domain for more than 100 years.

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About China Maritime Studies Institute

The Center for Naval Warfare Studies, as part of the U.S. Naval War College, provides a broad-based education as well as research and analysis to support several hundred students a year and inform the larger Department of the Navy senior leadership.  Our China Maritime Studies Institute (CMSI)  combines significant linguistic and technological resources with a close proximity to many of the United States’ leading academic institutions, creating relationships with unrivaled intellectual synergies.

In seeking to more fully understand the complexities of China’s emerging role in Asia-Pacific, CMSI continues to seek expanded collaborative relationships with government research centers, civilian academic institutions and other relevant organizations.  These partnerships facilitate research on China’s development as a maritime power.

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Eight Core Sectors

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China Maritime Studies Red Book

China Maritime Studies Number 14: China's Evolving Surface Fleet

The China Maritime Studies are extended research projects that the editor, the Dean of Naval Warfare Studies, and the President of the Naval War College consider of particular interest to policy makers, scholars, and analysts.

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China Maritime Studies Institute Conference

These annual conferences serve to stimulate focused research and foster dialogue among Chinese and American specialists resulting in enhanced understanding and continued productive research and analysis on focus areas. Although short in duration, the annual CMSI conferences provide a lasting impact on research that informs leaders and policy makers.

2017 CMSI Conference: China's Gray Zone Maritime Operations

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Our experienced and renowned faculty has years of earned expertise across a wide range of naval and educational topics. To learn more, please use the link below to access the online directory.

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