A series of recent studies and interviews by prominent research and national security organizations and experts warn of an impending national security threat in the form of Chinese maritime dominance, and the very intentional strategic use of maritime as the centerpiece of the strategy of China to achieve global power.

This drumbeat of prominent and respected research and national security voices, combined with a series of congressional hearings on the subject, points to a problem that will require a holistic policy approach by all stakeholders to ensure a robust U.S. maritime industry that is capable of supporting the security needs of our nation.


The Hudson Institute’s Mike Roberts Joins the American Maritime Podcast

Tune in to the latest American Maritime Podcast for a conversation with Mike Roberts, an adjunct fellow with Hudson Institute’s Center for Defense Concepts and Technology. Mike previously served as President of the American Maritime Partnership.

Key topics include:

  • Addressing the “greatest hits” of misconceptions about the Jones Act
  • The growing influence of China in the global maritime space
  • The competitiveness of the Jones Act fleet

Dr. Michael Pillsbury, Author & China Expert, Joins the American Maritime Podcast

In our latest episode of the American Maritime Podcast, we hear from Dr. Michael Pillsbury, a leading expert on China. During the podcast, Dr. Pillsbury discusses China’s global mercantile strategy and maritime initiatives, the U.S. foreign policy response, and how the domestic American maritime sector is important to countering these efforts. Dr. Pillsbury is senior fellow and director for Chinese strategy at the Hudson Institute. He is a distinguished defense policy adviser, former high-ranking government official, and author of numerous books and reports on China, including The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower.

Admiral James Stavridis Discusses China Maritime Dominance Strategy and Maritime in the Biden Administration

In a December 2020 episode of the American Maritime Podcast, we hear from Retired Admiral James Stavridis about the growing threat of China to dominate the globe through investments in maritime and hear his thoughts about the possible Biden Administration approach to maritime policy.

Admiral Stavridis -- first navy admiral to become SACEUR 2 July 2009 MONS, Belgium — Admiral James Stavridis today became NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) assuming command of Allied Command Operations from outgoing SACEUR, General John Craddock. The change of command, presided over by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, marks the first time in NATO history that a navy admiral assumes the post since the position was established in 1951 when General Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first SACEUR. Admiral Stavridis is the sixteenth American officer to hold the prestigious post. “Today I am lucky enough to find myself standing on the bridge, ready to take the watch; but I know I am not taking the watch alone,” said Admiral Stavridis after assuming command. “With me are over seventy thousand shipmates – military and civilian – in three continents from the populated plains and coasts of Europe to the bright blue of the Mediterranean Sea; from the high mountain passes of Afghanistan to the distant Arctic Circle.” “You stand in a long line of heroes who ‘stood and delivered’ across this continent for decades in both war and peace,” Stavridis continued. “I honour your service, I pledge my support and loyalty to each of you, and I will continue to strengthen the pillars of our transatlantic bridge as we build new ones. That is my mission, and I will do my best." SACEUR is responsible to NATO’s Military Committee, the highest military authority in NATO, for the overall direction and conduct of military operations for NATO. A United States Flag or General officer, SACEUR is dual-hatted as Commander U.S. European Command. His command is exercised from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) at Casteau, Belgium.

Preparing the U.S. maritime industry to compete with China

Jon Kaskin, National Vice President of Legislative Affairs at the Navy League, discusses ways to maintain a big enough shipbuilding industry to be able to compete with China



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