More Than Just Nuclear: Risk Reduction in the China-US Relationship
By Fiona S. Cunningham
There is a strong case for discussing this new “nuclear plus” feature of both countries’ approach to strategic deterrence.
China’s Concerns About Nuclear Escalation and the Way Forward
By Guo Xiaobing
China has every reason to worry about the credibility of its nuclear deterrence capabilities.
China Studies Nuclear Risk in the Context of the Ukraine War
By Lyle Goldstein and Nathan Waechter
What lessons does Russia’s nuclear signaling hold for a prospective Chinese war to force unification with Taiwan?
The Ukraine War Might Kill China’s Nuclear No First Use Policy
By Denny Roy
Putin has used nuclear threats to prevent direct NATO intervention in the Ukraine War. Could China do the same in a Taiwan conflict?
A Case for China’s Pursuit of Conventionally Armed ICBMs
By Roderick Lee
Circumstantial evidence suggests China might consider using its growing inventory of intercontinental ballistic missiles in a conventional strike role.
What Threat Do China’s New Missile Silos Pose to the US?
By Adam Cabot
The silos will significantly complicate counterforce options. What can Washington do?
Lora Saalman on How Artificial Intelligence Will Impact China’s Nuclear Strategy
By Franz-Stefan Gady
A look at how AI and other emerging technologies will impact China's nuclear strategy.
Is China Abandoning Its 'No First Use' Nuclear Policy?
By Ben Lowsen
China is modernizing its nuclear arsenal. Will this affect its “No First Use” nuclear policy?
Pulling Back the Curtain on China’s Rocket Force
By David C. Logan
What can we learn about China's most secretive military branch by examining the career paths of its senior officers?
China’s Evolving Approach to Nuclear War-Fighting
By James Johnson
China is dismantling the barriers impeding a war-fighting posture. Does that spell the end of No First Use?
Who Will Command China's New SSBN Fleet?
By David C. Logan
How will China use its fledgling ballistic missile submarine fleet?
The US Should Admit Its Vulnerability to Chinese Nuclear Attacks
By Ben Rimland
Acknowledging that MAD is once again at play will make U.S. nuclear deterrence more realistic.