May 7, 2012

Leadership Transitions in the Second Artillery Force at the 18th Party Congress: Implications for Roles and Missions

By Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao | Since its formation, the Second Artillery’s central responsibility has been nuclear deterrence. Yet, as the strategic environment changed, […]
November 11, 2011

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Signals Intelligence and Cyber Reconnaissance Infrastructure

By: Mark Stokes, Jenny Lin, and Russell Hsiao | This study offers a tentative baseline for assessing the GSD Third Department, affiliated Technical Reconnaissance Bureaus (TRBs), […]
September 9, 2011

New DF-31A ICBM Brigade in Hunan?

By Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao | An amateur photographer posted a video on China’s Youku website on August 24 capturing a probable Dongfeng-31A (DF-31A) convoy transiting downtown […]
August 2, 2011

Spotlight on New Second Artillery ICBM Base Leadership

By Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao | A Chinese government-affiliated publication has identified Major General Liu Qide [劉啟德] (b. 1957) as the newly assigned commander of 55 […]
July 25, 2011

Bound to fail

By: Randall Schriver | THE WASHINGTON TIMES | If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, […]
May 23, 2011

Taiwan, the People’s Liberation Army, and the Struggle with Nature

By: Mark Stokes and Tiffany Ma | Taiwan must manage some of the world’s most severe and complex security challenges. A vision for national security preparedness […]
December 30, 2010

Beyond the Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile (ASBM): China’s Next Generation Long Range Precision Strike Systems

By: Mark Stokes | Recent comments by Pacific Command (PACOM) Commander Admiral Robert Willard regarding China’s anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) program have attracted considerable media attention. As […]
August 3, 2010

Second Artillery Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile Brigade Facilities Under Construction in Guangdong?

By: Mark Stokes and Tiffany Ma | As the PRC’s Ministry of National Defense seems to be warming to the notion of discussing a possible withdrawal of missiles opposite Taiwan, the […]
July 9, 2010

Taiwan faces two Chinas

By: Randall Schriver | THE WASHINGTON TIMES | With the signing of the Economic Cooperative Framework Agreement (ECFA), we have further evidence that rapprochement between Taiwan and China continues. Though […]
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