Beyond Defense: China’s Pursuit of Unorthodox Force Multipliers
By Ron Matthews and Fitriani Bintang Timur
From animal mimicry to neuroscience, there is a hidden arms race underway in areas beyond “defense,” as traditionally understood.
PLA Drones Off Taiwan’s East Coast: The Strategic Implications
By Ying Yu Lin
Unmanned aerial vehicles operating to the east of Taiwan serve multiple purposes for China: gathering intel, testing joint operations, and sending a political signal.
Stop Talking About a ‘Chinese Way of War’
By Rick Chersicla
Sun Tzu and Mao Zedong’s teachings do not embody the theoretical underpinnings of a unique Chinese way of war, but rather demonstrate widely held general principles.
As Russia’s Military Stumbles in Ukraine, Chinese Strategists Are Taking Notes
By Lyle Goldstein and Nathan Waechter
China is drawing lessons from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Chinese military sources can tell us exactly what the PLA is learning.
Assessing 70 Years of China’s PLA Air Force
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Cristina Garafola.
China’s Military Actions Against Taiwan in 2021: What to Expect
By Ying-Yu Lin
A look at the security environment facing Taiwan in the upcoming year.
Strategic Planning in China's Military
By Elsa B. Kania
Which organizations are responsible for the PLA's high-level thinking on reform and innovation?
Going Blue: The Transformation of China’s Navy
By Andrew Poulin
Chinese naval vessels are increasingly operating father and farther away from their home waters.
It's Official: AIIB Constitution to Be Signed on June 29
By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, U.S-China relations, China's military strategy, and one woman's experience with urbanization. Friday China links.
China's Military Dream
By Greg Austin
The newest element in military strategy in China's most recent defense white paper is the emphasis on cyber power.