Will Beijing Deploy 42,000 Drones to Secure the South China Sea?
May 12, 2015
Will Beijing Deploy 42,000 Drones to Secure the South China Sea?
American experts stress that China will deploy most of its growing fleet of UAVs locally.
Will Beijing Deploy 42,000 Drones to Secure the South China Sea?
What China Thinks of the Pentagon’s Report on the Chinese Military
May 11, 2015
What China Thinks of the Pentagon’s Report on the Chinese Military
China's Foreign Ministry voiced “strong opposition” to a recent DoD assessment on Chinese military strength.
What China Thinks of the Pentagon’s Report on the Chinese Military
What the Pentagon Thinks of China’s Military
May 11, 2015
What the Pentagon Thinks of China’s Military
The U.S. Department of Defense's 2015 report on China's military offers a detailed look into the PLA.
What the Pentagon Thinks of China’s Military
Alarm Over China’s S-400 Acquisition Is Premature
April 22, 2015
Alarm Over China’s S-400 Acquisition Is Premature
The S-400 is an impressive system, but China's acquisition of the system shouldn't spark alarm just yet.
Alarm Over China’s S-400 Acquisition Is Premature
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
April 22, 2015
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
The MSR is designed to pacify neighboring countries threatened by China’s territorial claims, but will it work?
China’s Maritime Silk Road Gamble
China Beware: Here Comes India’s Most Powerful Destroyer
April 22, 2015
China Beware: Here Comes India’s Most Powerful Destroyer
Is this India’s response to China’s Luyang III class?
China Beware: Here Comes India’s Most Powerful Destroyer
Japan's New Helicopter Carrier: Bad News for Chinese Subs?
March 28, 2015
Japan's New Helicopter Carrier: Bad News for Chinese Subs?
Japan now has all the building blocks to field a powerful carrier strike group.
Japan's New Helicopter Carrier: Bad News for Chinese Subs?
Why the PLA Revealed Its Secret Plans for Cyber War
March 24, 2015
Why the PLA Revealed Its Secret Plans for Cyber War
Revealing the organizational structure of the PLA cyber forces may serve a deterrence purpose.
Why the PLA Revealed Its Secret Plans for Cyber War
With Military Parade, Pakistan Sends Message to India, Taliban
March 24, 2015
With Military Parade, Pakistan Sends Message to India, Taliban
Sino-Pakistani military tech was on display, though China's president was conspicuously absent.
With Military Parade, Pakistan Sends Message to India, Taliban
Is China the Biggest Thief in Cyberspace?
March 16, 2015
Is China the Biggest Thief in Cyberspace?
According to some former U.S. officials, the answer is yes; however some experts harbor doubts.
Is China the Biggest Thief in Cyberspace?
After Myanmar Bombing, China Deploys Jets, Warns of 'Resolute Measures'
March 15, 2015
After Myanmar Bombing, China Deploys Jets, Warns of 'Resolute Measures'
A senior Chinese general has warned Myanmar of military consequences for its actions.
After Myanmar Bombing, China Deploys Jets, Warns of 'Resolute Measures'
4 Reasons China Can Fight a Modern War
March 13, 2015
4 Reasons China Can Fight a Modern War
Do not underestimate the PLA’s fighting capabilities, particularly its fighting resolve.
4 Reasons China Can Fight a Modern War
What Can the Middle Ages Teach Us About US Naval Strategy?
March 12, 2015
What Can the Middle Ages Teach Us About US Naval Strategy?
The history of European chivalry offers valuable insights for analyzing the Sino-US naval competition.
What Can the Middle Ages Teach Us About US Naval Strategy?
Myanmar May Have Just Bombed Chinese Territory -- Now What?
March 11, 2015
Myanmar May Have Just Bombed Chinese Territory -- Now What?
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson confirmed that Myanmar accidentally bombed Chinese soil. What are the consequences?
Myanmar May Have Just Bombed Chinese Territory -- Now What?
Is China's 'Non-Interference' Here to Stay?
March 09, 2015
Is China's 'Non-Interference' Here to Stay?
Major General Huang Xing's alleged involvement in supporting Myanmar's Kokang rebels puts China in a tricky position.
Is China's 'Non-Interference' Here to Stay?
China's 'New Normal' in 2015: Cause for Concern?
March 07, 2015
China's 'New Normal' in 2015: Cause for Concern?
The Diplomat's editors discuss China's defense budget, South China Sea reclamation efforts, anti-terror law, and more.
China's 'New Normal' in 2015: Cause for Concern?
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