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dc.contributor.advisorJasper, Scott E.
dc.contributor.authorOliver, Jeremy A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-15T19:38:02Z
dc.date.available2019-05-15T19:38:02Z
dc.date.issued2019-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/62279
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn the second decade of the 21st century, the Indo-Pacific region has been witness to increasingly coercive activities by China in the maritime domain. These activities have fundamentally challenged the traditional security architecture, proving to be adverse to the broader interests of nations in the region. However, countering Chinese provocations at sea has proven difficult, as Beijing has effectively manipulated the space between peace and war. That space is commonly referred to as the "gray zone" and is a space in which competitive interactions are managed using state and non-state actors with the ultimate goal of altering the status quo without provoking war. China has demonstrated that gray zone competition in the maritime domain can be a successful strategy with which to achieve its goal: expanding its control of the South China Sea. A critical element in China's gray zone maritime campaign is the operationalization of its fishing fleet into maritime militias. The Chinese maritime militias have played a prominent role in maritime disputes since 2009 and are responsible for some of the most dangerous interactions at sea. Because they are an abundant array of simple tactical units with strategic effect, it is essential that policymakers and security practitioners understand the impact that these units can have on the region’s long-term security.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/chinasmaritimemi1094562279
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleCHINA’S MARITIME MILITIAS: A GRAY ZONE FORCEen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTwomey, Christopher P.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorChinaen_US
dc.subject.authormaritime militiaen_US
dc.subject.authorgray zoneen_US
dc.subject.authorhybrid warfareen_US
dc.subject.authormaritime strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorterritorial sovereigntyen_US
dc.subject.authorPeople's Armed Forces Maritime Militiasen_US
dc.subject.authorPAFMMen_US
dc.subject.authorPeople Liberation Army Navyen_US
dc.subject.authorPLANen_US
dc.subject.authorterritorial claimsen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid30363


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