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Pentagon: Air-Launched Ballistic Missile Will Realize China’s Nuclear Triad
May 07, 2019

Pentagon: Air-Launched Ballistic Missile Will Realize China’s Nuclear Triad

By Ankit Panda
China’s new nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile will complete its triad.

M. Taylor Fravel on How the People's Liberation Army Does Military Strategy
January 30, 2019

M. Taylor Fravel on How the People's Liberation Army Does Military Strategy

By Ankit Panda
The Diplomat speaks with M. Taylor Fravel about how China's People's Liberation Army thinks about war.
The US 2019 Missile Defense Review: A View From Asia
January 25, 2019

The US 2019 Missile Defense Review: A View From Asia

By Joy Mitra
The U.S. Missile Defense Review will reverberate down Asia’s strategic chain.

Why China’s SSBN Force Will Fall Short for the Foreseeable Future
January 14, 2019

Why China’s SSBN Force Will Fall Short for the Foreseeable Future

By Robert Farley
China simply cannot rely on its SSBN force to act as a reliable second-strike deterrent against the United States.

Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
April 10, 2018

Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile

By Ankit Panda
China is developing a nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile, likely based off the DF-21.

Making Sense of Chinese Reactions to the US 2018 Nuclear Posture Review
February 27, 2018

Making Sense of Chinese Reactions to the US 2018 Nuclear Posture Review

By Raymond Wang
How is the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review perceived in China?

Today's Nuclear North Korea Is Yesterday's China: Lessons From History
August 05, 2017

Today's Nuclear North Korea Is Yesterday's China: Lessons From History

By Yevgen Sautin
North Korea isn't the first Asian communist state to acquire a nuclear ICBM capability of concern to the United States.
THAAD and the Future of Strategic Stability in East Asia
March 10, 2017

THAAD and the Future of Strategic Stability in East Asia

By Eric Gomez
Are China's concerns about U.S. missile defense exaggerated? Perhaps not.

THAAD and China's Nuclear Second-Strike Capability
March 08, 2017

THAAD and China's Nuclear Second-Strike Capability

By Ankit Panda
China may be afraid that THAAD will degrade its own nuclear second-strike capability.

US Starts Deploying THAAD Anti-Missile Defense System in South Korea
March 07, 2017

US Starts Deploying THAAD Anti-Missile Defense System in South Korea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The move is likely to deepen the growing rift between Beijing and Seoul.

Would China Use Nuclear Weapons in a War With Taiwan?
February 17, 2017

Would China Use Nuclear Weapons in a War With Taiwan?

By Ben Lowsen
China insists on "No First Use" of nukes, but the threat remains.

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