Bruce Elleman

Bruce Elleman

Bruce Elleman is William V. Pratt Professor of International History at the US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. The opinions expressed in this article are strictly his own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US government, US Navy, or US Naval War College.

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Opinion | China’s Russia dilemma is also a land vs sea power predicament

From the heyday of the British Empire to the present, sea powers have set the global order and land powers have contested it. While China has traditionally been a continental power, its capabilities at sea have grown in recent years. Choosing to side with Russia would be a step backwards into the land power paradigm.

From the heyday of the British Empire to the present, sea powers have set the global order and land powers have contested it. While China has traditionally been a continental power, its capabilities at sea have grown in recent years. Choosing to side with Russia would be a step backwards into the land power paradigm.

24 Mar 2022 - 9:24AM