China’s Military Reforms and Risk Escalation
December 10, 2015
China’s Military Reforms and Risk Escalation
The devolution of authority portends a rise in dangerous incidents.
China’s Military Reforms and Risk Escalation
Take Notice, Asia: China's Military Is Getting Leaner and More Lethal
December 01, 2015
Take Notice, Asia: China's Military Is Getting Leaner and More Lethal
Reforms to the People's Liberation Army will help the Chinese military emerge as a more potent war-fighting force.
Take Notice, Asia: China's Military Is Getting Leaner and More Lethal
The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
November 20, 2015
The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
As Australia focuses on China's perceived advantages in the SCS, it's worth taking a closer look at that narrative.
The Myth of a ‘Strategic Imbalance’ in the South China Sea
Revealed: China Tests Secret Missile Capable of Hitting US Satellites
November 11, 2015
Revealed: China Tests Secret Missile Capable of Hitting US Satellites
A previously unknown anti-satellite weapon was recently tested in western China.
Revealed: China Tests Secret Missile Capable of Hitting US Satellites
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
November 05, 2015
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
A closer look at the specific military concerns posed by China's artificial islands.
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
Should the US Fear China’s New Space Weapons?
October 23, 2015
Should the US Fear China’s New Space Weapons?
Beijing is working on a host of different weapon systems designed to destroy or disable U.S. satellites in space.
Should the US Fear China’s New Space Weapons?
Hybrid Warfare With Chinese Characteristics
September 23, 2015
Hybrid Warfare With Chinese Characteristics
From Sun Tzu to Xi Jinping: Russia isn’t the only one who knows hybrid warfare.
Hybrid Warfare With Chinese Characteristics
Remember China's Announced 300,000 Troop Cut? Not Everyone's Happy About It
September 23, 2015
Remember China's Announced 300,000 Troop Cut? Not Everyone's Happy About It
Xi Jinping's announcement of a major troop cut in the PLA caught even China's military by surprise.
Remember China's Announced 300,000 Troop Cut? Not Everyone's Happy About It
Wondering Why China Held Its Parade? Here Are 5 Things Beijing Accomplished.
September 08, 2015
Wondering Why China Held Its Parade? Here Are 5 Things Beijing Accomplished.
There are both internal and external benefits of the military parade, despite some international concerns.
Wondering Why China Held Its Parade? Here Are 5 Things Beijing Accomplished.
US Air Force Presents New Guidelines on Dealing With China
August 15, 2015
US Air Force Presents New Guidelines on Dealing With China
The U.S. Air Force is trying to deepen its relationship with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
US Air Force Presents New Guidelines on Dealing With China
Xi Jinping’s New Generals
August 11, 2015
Xi Jinping’s New Generals
There are some oddities in the most recent round of PLA promotions.
Xi Jinping’s New Generals
The Rise of China's Nanjing Military Region
July 15, 2015
The Rise of China's Nanjing Military Region
The Nanjing Military Region has become a major source of PLA Air Force leaders.
The Rise of China's Nanjing Military Region
China's WW2 Military Parade to Include Russia, Mongolia - and Taiwan
June 26, 2015
China's WW2 Military Parade to Include Russia, Mongolia - and Taiwan
China divulged new details about its September 3 military parade this week.
China's WW2 Military Parade to Include Russia, Mongolia - and Taiwan
Star Wars: The US Gets Ready to Battle China and Russia in Space
June 25, 2015
Star Wars: The US Gets Ready to Battle China and Russia in Space
The American military will set up a new command center to better coordinate responses to attacks in space.
Star Wars: The US Gets Ready to Battle China and Russia in Space
The Big Story Behind China’s New Military Strategy
June 05, 2015
The Big Story Behind China’s New Military Strategy
China is becoming “more willing and able” to stake and defend its interests overseas.
The Big Story Behind China’s New Military Strategy
China Stages Military Exercise Along Myanmar Border
June 03, 2015
China Stages Military Exercise Along Myanmar Border
The People's Liberation Army is staging a live fire exercise along the Myanmar border.
China Stages Military Exercise Along Myanmar Border
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