Will China Embrace Nuclear Brinkmanship as It Reaches Nuclear Parity?
By Michael Tkacik
In the future, China may incorporate nuclear weapons into its framework of political threats, intimidation, and even the use of force to achieve its international goals.
Emulating Russia, China Is Improving Its Ability to Operate in the Gray Zone
By Colin P. Clarke
Chinese disinformation efforts have advanced far beyond mere troll farms and online bot armies recycling conspiracy theories on social media.
Shadow Risk: How Gray Zone Campaigns Can Escalate
By Carolina G. Ramos and Benjamin Jensen
At what point does the pressure generated and sustained by gray zone campaigns escalate?
How to Respond to Gray Zone Aggression in the Indo-Pacific
By Ross Brown
The U.S. and its allies and partners must rethink countermeasures if they want to compete in the gray zone.
Refining US Military Scenario-Planning for China and Russia
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Bryan Clark.
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.
Japan’s Legal Response in the Gray Zone
By James Kraska
China’s gray zone tactics around the Senkaku Islands are even more dangerous than similar moves in the South China Sea. How is Japan responding?
Will Beijing Use Force to End the Hong Kong Protests?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Sending in the troops is not unthinkable, but China's government has many other options at its disposal.
Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone
By Prashanth Parameswaran
How China thinks about and acts in the maritime gray zone, and what that means for the region’s future.