Researchers at the PLA’s National University of Defense Technology examine the U.S. strategy of deterrence by denial against China since 2017, tracing developments across the Trump and Biden administrations and assessing likely impacts on China’s efforts to shape its regional security environment. The authors argue that while these strategies have “achieved some of the expected effects,” they will be constrained abroad by the security interests of regional U.S. partners and allies and domestically through disagreement among U.S. political parties and U.S. military branches about how to approach denial capability building.
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In this sweeping analysis of China’s behavior in military crises since 1949, a prominent security analyst argues how Beijing has refined and improved its international crisis management paradigm over time and provides suggestions for future improvements. He argues that China should “closely integrate crisis management, conflict resolution, and opportunity management” as part of its peaceful development.
The CCP Politburo holds “study sessions” on a semi-regular basis, in which an outside academic or government expert leads a discussion on a selected topic. Such sessions are important signals as to what issues the senior leadership finds important. The July 29, 2022 session focused on cultivation of high quality personnel in the military forces to build a “world-class military”.
Analysis of the current trajectory of Sino-Russian military cooperation, with a discussion of challenges and obstacles facing future cooperation.
Lengthy analysis of Sino-Russian cooperation as a force for diplomacy and multipolarity in space, emphasizing the two countries’ opposition to a perceived U.S. arms race and weaponization of space.
A chapter covering “strategic deterrence” from the revised textbook by the PLA’s National Defense University (NDU), which serves as an authoritative study reference for senior PLA officers on military doctrine and strategy. This chapter offers insights into the evolution of PLA missions and thinking about how modern technology, military and dual use capabilities, as well as domestic and international developments have shaped the theory and practice of strategic deterrence.
An interview with an unnamed official from the Political Work Department of the Central Military Commission explains Xi Jinping’s recent regulations on “party building” within the military.