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"Chinese Nuclear Strategy, No-First-Use, and US-Chinese Nuclear Stability"

on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 21:46

In this essay Iacopo Lash analyzes the nuclear strategies of China and the Unites States, contrasting them with one another and also with the policies of other prominent nuclear powers, including North korea, Great Britain, France, and Russia. Specifically, he attempts to locate common ground between the Chinese and American strategies which could facilitate the adoption of a bilateral non-first-use agreement. In the process Mr. Lash provides an excellent summary of the current U.S. and Chinese nuclear postures, as well as the evolution of their underlying strategic priorities.

Rep. Turner's Remarks

on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 16:29

The Honorable Michael R. Turner
Chairman, Strategic Forces Subcommittee,
House Armed Services Committee
June 28, 2012

As a Member of Congress on the House Armed Services Committee, I have access to some of the most highly classified intelligence and military planning in our government. But, our society depends on an informed citizenry as well.

That’s why I was grateful for the work Dr. Karber undertook through Georgetown University to assemble a comprehensive unclassified, entirely open-source product with the help of his students, on the so- called Chinese “Underground Great Wall”.


The American Presence in the South China Sea

on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 18:43


The standoff currently unfolding between the Philippines, supported by the United States,and China over outlying shoals has seen alarmist statements in the news with regard to imminentconflict and the heating up of tensions between the U.S. and China. Dan Blumenthal, of theAmerican Enterprise Institute, is correct when he states that, despite increasingly vocal claims ofviolence by the Chinese, neither side wants war.

Strategic Alliances Deepen in South China Sea

on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 18:43


One of the most important parts of China's insurance policy with respect to regionalsecurity includes unquestioned dominance in the South China Sea. The United States and itsprojection power has long been the main focus of Chinese efforts to consolidate control over thesea, which would buffer the mainland from potential incursions and allow China to crediblyclaim dominance over the region.