It’s the time of year when lazy editors dig through already published material it’s worth taking a breath and reflecting on what’s passed through our pages over the course of the year. I thought about going through and selecting my favourites, but I realised that the efficient market hypothesis provided me with the way to make the right selection.
So without further ado, here are The Strategist‘s top ten ranking posts for 2013, as decided by you, our valued and discerning readers, presented in increasing order of popularity.
10. Why submarines for Australia? (Peter Briggs)
9. Xi Jinping and the Sabah enigma (Geoff Wade)
8. China’s maritime dilemmas (Benjamin Schreer)
7. China’s new map: just another dash? (Euan Graham)
6. The audacity of Jokowi (Natalie Sambhi)
5. Singapore and the US: not quite allies (Tim Huxley)
4. The future of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (Tim Huxley)
3. Submarines and maritime strategy – part 1 (Justin Jones)
2. Why Malaysia isn’t afraid of China (for now) (Shahriman Lockman)
1. China’s six wars in the next 50 years (Geoff Wade)
An honourable mention should go to the single most popular post of the year, which was the header for our coverage of the release of the 2013 Defence white paper, which links through to the ten pieces we put out during the day.
Andrew Davies is senior analyst for defence capability at ASPI and executive editor of The Strategist. He’s not at all put out that none of his posts made the top ten as selected by the ingrates who visit this site. Image courtesy of Flickr user Thomas Hawk.