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Mark StokesMark Stokes is the Executive Director of the Project 2049 Institute. Previously, he was the founder and president of Quantum Pacific Enterprises, an international consulting firm, and vice president and Taiwan country manager for Raytheon International. He has served as executive vice president of Laifu Trading Company, a subsidiary of the Rehfeldt Group; a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; and member of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan. A 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran, Stokes also served as team chief and senior country director for the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Mongolia in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.  He holds a B.A. from Texas A&M University, and graduate degrees in International Relations and Asian Studies from Boston University and the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a fluent Mandarin speaker.

Contact email: [email protected]

Publications:

Stokes, M.; Hsiao, R. 2013. The People’s Liberation Army General Political Department: Political Warfare with Chinese Characteristics, Project 2049 Institute.

Easton, I.; Stokes, M. 2013. Half Lives: A Preliminary Assessment of China's Nuclear Warhead Life Extension and Safety Program, Project 2049 Institute.

Hsiao, R.; Stokes, M. 2013. Who will be in the Next Central Financial and Economic Leading Small Group? Asia Eye.

Stokes, M.; Hsiao, R. 2012. Countering Chinese Cyber Operations: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Interests, Project 2049 Institute.

Stokes, M.; Hsiao, R. 2012. Leadership Transitions in the Second Artillery Force at the 18th Party Congress: Implications for Roles and Missions, Asia Eye.

Stokes, M.; Cheng, D. 2012. China's Evolving Space Capabilities: Implications for U.S. Interests, United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Stokes, M.; Hsiao, R. 2012. Why U.S. Military Needs Taiwan, The Diplomat.

Stokes, M. 2012. China’s Nuclear Warhead Inventory: Alternative Approaches for Research and Analysis, United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Stokes, M.; Lin, J.; Hsiao, R. 2011. The Chinese People's Liberation Army Signals Intelligence and Cyber Reconnaissance Infrastructure, The Project 2049 Institute.

Blumenthal, D.; Schriver, R.; Stokes, M.; Hsiao, R.; & Mazza M. 2011. Asian Alliances in the 21st Century, The Project 2049 Institute.

Mastro, O. & Stokes, M. 2011. Air Power Trends in Northeast Asia: Implications for Japan and the U.S.-Japan Alliance, The Project 2049 Institute.

Stokes, M. & Ma, T. 2011. Taiwan, the People's Liberation Army, and the Struggle with Nature, The Project 2049 Institute.

Easton, I. & Stokes, M. 2011. China's Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Satellite Developments: Implications for U.S. Air and Naval Operations, The Project 2049 Institute.

Stokes, M. & Easton, I. 2010. Evolving Aerospace Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region: Implications for Stability in the Taiwan Strait and Beyond, The Project 2049 Institute.

Stokes, M. 2010. China's Nuclear Warhead Storage and Handling System, The Project 2049 Institute.

Stokes, M. 2010. Revolutionizing Taiwan's Security: Leveraging C4ISR for traditional and non-traditional challenges, The Project 2049 Institute.

Stokes, M. 2009. China’s Evolving Conventional Strategic Strike Capability: the anti-ship ballistic missile challenge to U.S. maritime operations in the Western Pacific and beyond, The Project 2049 Institute.

Blumenthal, D.; Mazza, M.; Schmitt, G. J.; Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2009. Deter, Defend, Repel, and Partner: A Defense Strategy for Taiwan, Taiwan Policy Working Group (American Enterprise Institute & Project 2049 Institute).

Stokes, M. 2009. China's Commercial Aviation Sector Looks to the Future, Futuregram 09-002, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2009. The U.S.-Japan Alliance: President Obama’s First 100 Days, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2008. Evolving Capabilities of the People's Liberation Army: Consequences of Coercive Aerospace Power for U.S. Conventional Deterrence, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2008. Memo to the Next President: The Inheritance in Asia and the Challenges and Opportunities for Your Presidency, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2008. Taiwan Liberates China, Current History 107, p276.

Stokes, M. 2008. Cleaning the U.S. Arms Sales Deck, Peace Forum.

Stokes, M. Taiwan Must Review Security Risks, Taipei Times, March 12 2008.

Stokes, M. Taiwan and Its Future: Reason for Guarded Optimism, the Formosa Foundation newsletter, Vol. vii, Summer 2008.

 

 

Events and conferences:

The 2010 DOD China Report: Defining the Challenge to Taiwan, September 28 2010, the Project 2049 Institute and the Heritage Foundation.

Evolving Aerospace Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region, May 25 2010, the Project 2049 Institute.

China’s Emergent Military Aerospace and Commercial Aviation Capabilities, May 20 2010, testimony before the U.S. - China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Taiwan-China: Recent Economic, Political, and Military Developments Across the Strait, and Implications for the United States, March 18, 2010, testimony before the U.S. - China Economic and Security Review Commission.

China 2025, October 19 2009, conference co-hosted by the Project 2049 Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations.

US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference - 2009, September 27-29 2009, Charlottesville, Viriginia.

Deter, Defend, Repel, and Partner: A Defense Strategy for Taiwan, August 3 2009, American Enterprise Institute.

Russian and Chinese Nuclear Postures in 2025, June 26 2009, the French Institute of International Relations.

The Taiwan Relations Act at 30: a Seminar on Capitol Hill, April 2 2009, the Project 2049 Institute.

Taiwan's Quadrennial Defense Review and Defense Strategy, April 2 2009, the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Capitol Hill briefing on Taiwan and Cross-strait relations, March 25 2009, International Assessment and Strategy Center.

China's Military Modernization: Goals and Objectives, June 18 2008, the Heritage Foundation.

 

 

Interviews and Multimedia:


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Mark Stokes spoke at the Jamestown Foundation's second annual China Defense and Security Conference.


Mark Stokes interviewed for a documentary by the USC U.S.-China Institute on the U.S. pivot.


Mark Stokes discussing the PLA's missile technology development at "China 2025" (co-hosted by the Project 2049 Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations)

Mark Stokes addressing the evolving aerospace trends in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

 
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