November 23, 2015

Developments in China’s Conventional Precision Strike Capabilities

By: Akira Marusaki | Among the range of PLA capabilities undergoing modernization, this study focuses on conventional precision strike capability. In order to address the questions […]
August 6, 2015

Extending Domestic Governance Over the Seas: China’s State Oceanic Administration

By: Chisako T. Masuo | In 1982, General Liu Huaqing of China proposed the strategy of ‘offshore defense’ and drew a line through the Kurile Islands, […]
March 3, 2015

Taiwan’s Naval Role in the Rebalance to Asia

By: Ian Easton | A comprehensive strategy for Asia begins with a careful assessment of the region’s geography and politics, which directly influence the trends we […]
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 […]
June 5, 2014

China’s Relations with Taiwan and North Korea

113th Congress | U.S. House of Representatives | U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission | Ian Easton testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission […]
July 29, 2013

Half Lives: A Preliminary Assessment of China’s Nuclear Warhead Life Extension and Safety Program

By: Ian Easton and Mark Stokes | Nuclear warheads and their associated delivery vehicles (ballistic and cruise missiles) represent the most powerful and potentially destabilizing weapons […]
June 7, 2013

Upgrading the Japan-U.S. Defense Guidelines: Toward a New Phase of Operational Coordination

By: Sugio Takahashi | The Japan-U.S. alliance has unique organizational characteristics compared to other major U.S. military alliances such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) […]
June 3, 2013

Assessing Japan’s National Defense: Toward a New Security Paradigm in the Asia-Pacific

By: Ian Easton and Randall Schriver | Profound strategic changes are unfolding that have the potential to transform the fabric of the international system. It is […]
March 18, 2013

Clarifying U.S. – Japan Mine Warfare Roles, Missions, and Capabilities in the Persian Gulf: An Examination of International Legal Issues

By: Sean Henseler | The “Armitage/Nye Report” suggests that one area for potential increased alliance defense cooperation is minesweeping in the Persian Gulf. There is no […]
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