Miles Maochun Yu

a professor of East Asia and military and naval history at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), The Hoover Institution

Miles Maochun Yu is a professor of East Asia and military and naval history at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). He is the author of numerous scholarly articles on military and intelligence history and newspaper columns; his books include OSS in China: Prelude to Cold War

Articles by Miles Maochun Yu

Alliance, Engagement, And America's Indolent China Strategy
The central pillar of America's predominance in world affairs in the past seven decades is the Unites States' ability to maintain and lead a system of alliances. In the Asia-Pacific region, the US-led alliance centered on the Washington-Tokyo-Seoul axis of democracies has been a credible guarante ...
China's Ascendance To The Position Of Chief Adversary
A significant portion of our national security establishment, painstakingly built up during the Cold War, has accepted the assumption that when it comes to threats from sovereign states, Russia, not China, is America's leading adversary. We routinely hear our national leaders speak of Vladimir Pu ...
China's Strategic Calculations And North Korea's Nuclear Gambit
Within hours of North Korea's January 6 nuclear test, President Park Geun-hye of South Korea picked up the phone and called President Barack Obama in the White House and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo to discuss a joint response to Pyongyang's latest nuclear gambit. Both leaders gave ...
What Do China's Cyclical Military Reforms Tell Us?
President Xi Jinping of China is conducting a far-reaching military reform. Yet, like the proverbial cyclical nature of dynastic changes in China's long imperial past, the Chinese communist armed forces, collectively known as the People's Liberation Army (PLA), has gone through five cycles of sim ...
Regional Tensions around China and the Role of the US in the Western Pacific
China’s endeavor to revive a grand “Chinese Dream” of past glory and preeminence in world affairs is the driving force in creating the current geopolitical tensions in the Asia Pacific region. The US Military superiority and American political hostility toward Chinese communism have been ab ...