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  • ITOW: The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era

    The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New EraThe People's Republic of ChinaThe Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and The State Council Information OfficeAugust 2022  ContentsPreambleI. Taiwan Is Part of China - This Is an Indisputable FactII. Resolute Efforts of the CPC to

  • ITOW: PLA extends ‘Taiwan encirclement’ exercises

    PLA extends ‘Taiwan encirclement’ exercises with anti-submarine warfare, showcases unrivaled area denial capability; ‘drills will not stop until reunification’By Liu Xuanzun   Published: Aug 08, 2022 12:36 PM Updated: Aug 08, 2022 08:39 PM   Warplanes of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese

  • China's Space Program Through The Lens of Irregular Warfare Theory

    This article  examines the question of whether the PRC is using its space program as a method of irregular warfare with the goal of neutralizing the United States as a threat to its goal of achieving global hegemony. For purposes of this paper, a campaign of irregular warfare is defined as a

  • ITOW: PRC actions in response to Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

    Foreign Ministry announces countermeasures against Pelosi2022-08-05 17:40 In response to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's insistence on visiting Taiwan in disregard of China's strong opposition and solemn representations, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on August 5 the

  • CASI Webinar on Taiwan

    On June 21st, 2022, CASI hosted a webinar on Taiwan and its neighborhood.  We were delighted to be joined by Drew Thompson, Ian Easton, and Lukas Filler. The Speaker's Bios can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/CASI-ACC-BiosOn YouTube: https://youtu.be/o3paPM3RSJQOn

  • ITOW: Unswervingly Become the Mainstay of Building a Powerful Aerospace Power

    The “In Their Own Words” series is dedicated to translations of Chinese documents in order to help non-Mandarin speaking audiences access and understand Chinese thinking. CASI would like to thank all of those involved in this effort.In the “In Their Own Words” series, CASI and its collaborators aim

  • PLA Rocket Force as a Service: New Team Player or Increasingly Irrelevant?

    CASI's Director of Research, Rod Lee, contributed an article titled, "PLA Rocket Force as a Service: New Team Player or Increasingly Irrelevant?", in the Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute's 2020 PLA conference volume in Roger Cliff and Roy Kamphausen (eds.), Enabling a More Externally

  • CASI Webinar on the PLA Air Force

    In March of 2022, CASI hosted a webinar focused on the PLA Air Force.  We were honored to host Cristina Garafola, Derek Solen, and Eli Tirk for this session.You can watch the video on DVIDS at: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/851247/casi-webinar-plaafOr on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ZukCJvY8l4s

  • CASI Quarterly Update #2 for 2022

    Friends of CASI,What a great CASI Conference we had. We had a record 306 people registered, with great keynotes from the Secretary of the Air Force, and former Prime Minister Rudd. Thank you to all that attended and all of those who put in the time to make it happen! We will have a series of papers

  • Systems and Infrastructure Needed to Enable A Chinese Crewed Lunar Landing

    China’s successful completion of the third phase of its Lunar Exploration Program with the Chang’e-5 lunar sample return opens a new chapter in China’s study of the Moon.  China can now prepare for a permanent base on the Moon, the International Lunar Research Station, which may start crewed

  • Chinese Views of the Spectrum of Conflict: Theory and Action

    There is a widespread consensus among Western scholars that Chinese actions have become more aggressive in recent years. Foreign vessels have been rammed in disputed waters, transits of neighboring countries’ Air Defense Identification Zones have increased in number and scale, and border disputes

  • PLA Air Force: Bomber Force Training

    Bomber Unit TrainingThis paper provides information about bomber pilot training with a focus on daily training and over-water training in the Western Pacific and South China Sea, as well as participation in the Golden Dart competition in China and the Aviadarts component of the International Army

  • Competition with China: The Tiananmen Square Crisis

    Part of CASI's "Competition With China" video series which helps Airmen better understand the strategic competition with China broadly, and takes a deep look at many of the military and security aspects of that competition. CASI uses source documents to research and report on China’s aerospace

  • PLA Air Force Bomber Force Organization

    This report provides an overview of the organization of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force (PLAAF) Bomber force.According to the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s

  • Enter the Battleverse: China’s Metaverse War

    Article by CASI's Josh Baughman, originally published in Military Cyber Affairs: Vol. 5 : Iss. 1 , Article 2. available at https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1083&context=mcaIn China, 2021 was dubbed year one of the metaverse with extensive investment by local government,