May 14, 2015

Challenges for the PLAN in the Western Pacific: Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Tetsuo Kotani | China is further developing its anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities, particularly its submarine fleet and cruise missiles launched from land-based aircraft, to defeat an […]
May 12, 2015

Chinese Activities in the South China Sea: Implications for the American Pivot to Asia

By: Kelsey Broderick | This paper analyzes the background of the South China Sea dispute and the extent to which the American rebalance has influenced China’s […]
April 10, 2015

SPECIAL: Sun Tzu Simplified: An Approach to Analyzing China’s Regional Military Strategies

By Dennis J Blasko | The Art of War by Sun Tzu can be summarized into what I call 1) the prime objective: to win without fighting and 2) the […]
September 22, 2014

Able Archers: Taiwan Defense Strategy in an Age of Precision Strike

By: Ian Easton | This study describes efforts currently underway in the People’s Liberation Army for conducting precision strike operations against Taiwan, and explores Chinese military-technical […]
May 9, 2014

China’s Air Defense Identification System: The Role of PLA Air Surveillance

By: Mark Stokes | In the wake of the 18th Central Committee’s Third Plenum in November 2013, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Ministry of National […]
February 19, 2014

China’s Evolving Reconnaissance-Strike Capabilities: Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Ian Easton | The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is investing considerable resources into a military architecture that has the potential to alter the strategic […]
September 27, 2013

China’s Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific: Implications for Regional Stability

By: Ian Easton | The military modernization program being undertaken by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is changing the security environment in the Asia-Pacific. Driven […]
May 14, 2013

China’s Military Power and America’s Poor Pacific Hedge

By Ian Easton | As linguistic constructs in international relations go, hedges are far more appealing than walls. Unlike the image of static concrete block fixtures, […]
March 11, 2013

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project: Organizational Capacities and Operational Capabilities

By: Ian Easton and L.C. Russell Hsiao | Revolutionary advances in unmanned technologies and the prospects offered by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in surveillance, targeting and […]
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