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China, Pakistan Hold Defense Talks
June 15, 2017
China, Pakistan Hold Defense Talks
Among other things, Beijing and Islamabad agreed to “safeguard the security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.”
China, Pakistan Hold Defense Talks
Bolstering Taiwan's Last Line of Defense
June 15, 2017
Bolstering Taiwan's Last Line of Defense
There is a lot that Washington can do to boost Taipei's security in the face of the threat posed by Beijing.
Bolstering Taiwan's Last Line of Defense
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
May 18, 2017
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
The Diplomat's editors discuss recent naval procurement decisions and exercises across the Asia-Pacific region.
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
China Reduces and Restructures Army
May 01, 2017
China Reduces and Restructures Army
China eliminates five army corps as part of a restructuring and force reduction drive.
China Reduces and Restructures Army
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
April 26, 2017
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
Cyber, space and electronic warfare challenges to the US in the Western Pacific
China’s Vision of the Future Networked Battlefield
PLA Strategic Support Force: The 'Information Umbrella' for China's Military
April 01, 2017
PLA Strategic Support Force: The 'Information Umbrella' for China's Military
Beyond cyber and space warfare, the SSF will play a key role in conventional joint operations.
PLA Strategic Support Force: The 'Information Umbrella' for China's Military
China Holds Military Drills Near Unstable Myanmar Border
March 29, 2017
China Holds Military Drills Near Unstable Myanmar Border
Exercises come amid a new round of instability.
China Holds Military Drills Near Unstable Myanmar Border
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
March 24, 2017
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
Even a tactically “successful” invasion of the island might lead to strategic defeat for the PRC and the Communist Party.
What Happens After China Invades Taiwan?
China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps
March 24, 2017
China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps
The People’s Liberation Army allegedly plans to increase the size of its amphibious assault troops by 400 percent.
China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
March 24, 2017
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
China dispatched a PLA honor guard to Pakistan's Republic Day parade.
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
The PLA’s Potential Breakthrough in High-Power Microwave Weapons
March 11, 2017
The PLA’s Potential Breakthrough in High-Power Microwave Weapons
Though details are scarce, recent Chinese reports hint at a major advance in HPM technology.
The PLA’s Potential Breakthrough in High-Power Microwave Weapons
China Slows the Pace on Its Defense Spending Growth in 2017
March 05, 2017
China Slows the Pace on Its Defense Spending Growth in 2017
Anticipating slower overall growth, China slows the pace of its year-on-year defense spending growth.
China Slows the Pace on Its Defense Spending Growth in 2017
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
March 03, 2017
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
China returns to the Miyako Strait.
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
China's Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation?
February 18, 2017
China's Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation?
The new PLA branch might be China's key to leapfrogging the United States on military technology.
China's Strategic Support Force: A Force for Innovation?
'Optionality' and the Future of US Defense Procurement
January 05, 2017
'Optionality' and the Future of US Defense Procurement
“Optionality” may someday become one of the buzzwords that we simultaneously bemoan and find useful.
'Optionality' and the Future of US Defense Procurement
Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
January 03, 2017
Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
China’s investment in aircraft carriers will take a great deal of time and money to reach its full potential.
Keeping China’s Aircraft Carriers in Perspective
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