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  • Conflict with China Revisited Prospects, Consequences, and Strategies for Deterrence

    Although armed conflict between the United States and China is not likely, the possibility is real enough to require prudent policies and effective deterrent measures. In the past six years, the range and capabilities of Chinese air and sea defenses have continued to grow, making U.S. forward basing more vulnerable and the direct defense of U.S.
  • Hypersonic Missile Nonproliferation

    Hypersonic missiles — specifically hypersonic glide vehicles and hypersonic cruise missiles — are a new class of threat because they are capable both of maneuvering and of flying faster than 5,000 kilometers per hour. These features enable such missiles to penetrate most missile defenses and to further compress the timelines for a response by a
  • China Leadership Monitor #54

    The Hoover Institution announces that issue no. 54 of the China Leadership Monitor is available online. 
  • Chinese Military Diplomacy, 2003–2016: Trends and Implications

    NDU’s Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs is pleased to announce the publication of China Strategic Perspectives 11: Chinese Military Diplomacy, 2003–2016: Trends and Implications by Kenneth Allen, Phillip C. Saunders, and John Chen. This monograph, originally presented at the CAPS-RAND-NDU PLA conference, examines the objectives,
  • China’s military ordered to pledge total loyalty to Xi

    BLUF: if the report is correct that the PLA has been ordered to pledge loyalty to XI himself, rather than in his role as CMC Chairman, this would be very significant.China’s military ordered to pledge total loyalty to XiAgence France-Presse, Nov. 6 | Not Attributed BEIJING -- China's military has been ordered to pledge absolute loyalty to President
  • China is investing very heavily in exploiting quantum entanglement.

    This article discusses China using quantum entanglement to link a satellite to a ground station.
  • Chinese air force signs commercial agreement with logistics companies

    http://eng.mod.gov.cn/news/2017-10/26/content_4795863.htmBEIJING, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force will cooperate with five Chinese non-military companies to upgrade civil-military logistics integration, according to an agreement between the companies and the PLA air force logistics department.The five companies are
  • The Chinese Communists' New Politburo Standing Committee

    Crowned for a second term as Communist Party general secretary, and with his "Thought" and signature policies enshrined in the party constitution, Xi Jinping on October 25 introduced the other six members of the Politburo Standing Committee, who, with Xi, will lead China over the next five years. The new Standing Committee looks more like Xi's
  • Exponential industrialization of space

    Strategic Clarity:  Exponential industrialization of space is more important than combat lasers and hypersonic fightersThis author takes the same position as the Air University Space Horizons faculty:https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/10/exponential-industrialization-of-space-is-more-important-than-combat-lasers-and-hypersonic-fighters.html
  • China & Grand Strategy

    China still lacks a grand strategyThe Chinese Communist Party Congress in October will indicate whether China has departed from its ‘peaceful rise’ in favour of an ambitious grand strategy.China’s one-party government is often noted for its ability to take a long-term strategic outlook, in contrast with Western democracies whose planning is
  • Environment, Security, Power: What China’s Changing Vocabulary Reveals About Its Future

    Looks at how use of terms has varied in work report speeches from 1997-2017.  Great power, security, and environment are up (“party” is up too, though this article doesn’t say so); “markets” are down.https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/19/world/asia/china-xi-jinping-language.html 
  • China’s Military Strategy White Papers

    2015 China's Military Strategy  The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China This copy has both the Mandarin and the English together, broken by paragraphs. 2015 White Paper-Eng and Ch.pdf
  • CASI Conference 2018

    CASI intends to hold its 2018 conference in Mid-May, likely Friday the 18th, 2018, in the D.C. area, likely at National Defense University.We are still working on the details, speakers, and logistics, so please check back often for details.  We will publish them here as they become available.Likely topics include:   Increased Chinese Air
  • Supporting Infrastructure Project

    As part of our 2017-18 research plan, CASI has a project researching the foundations of the Aerospace Industrial Base in China.  If you have information you feel would be relevant, or would like information about the project once it is completed (expected late summer 2018), please contact us. 
  • China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) Mission

            "Everything that Flies"MissionThe mission of Air University's China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) is to advance understanding of the capabilities, development, operating concepts, strategy, doctrine, personnel, organization, and limitations of China's aerospace forces, which include: the PLA Air Force (PLAAF); PLA Naval Aviation (PLAN
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