Strategic Studies Quarterly, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
/ Published December 02, 2013
China's Nuclear Weapons and the Prospects for Multilateral Arms Control
Lt Gen Frank G. Klotz, USAF Retired and Oliver Bloom
The prospect of formal discussions with China on strategic stability and nuclear arms control will remain a distant prospect regardless of what US and Russian officials may ultimately desire. China’s secretive approach is a huge obstacle to meaningful talks.
Convergent Technologies and Future Strategic Security Threats
The chief challenge of the twenty-first century is whether advanced technologies and breakthroughs in science will be largely benign or spawn entire groups of sinister future weapons and will future advanced weapons technologies remain in the hands of peaceful nations.
China-US Relations: Moving Toward Greater Cooperation or Conflict
Adam Lowther, John Geis, Panayotis Yannakogeorgos, and Chad Dacus
Terrorism in China: Growing Threats with Global Implications
Philip B. K. Potter
Chinese policymakers have had notable success limiting both the volume and effectiveness of terrorist attacks on their own soil, but this relatively calm state of affairs is under increasing pressure and is rapidly changing…recent incidents suggest we may be entering a new, more volatile, phase…. from the US perspective there are potential upsides.
The Future of US Deterrence in East Asia: Are Conventional Land-Based IRBMs a Silver Bullet?
David W. Kearn Jr
China’s missiles now threaten key US bases, hold US naval forces in the region at risk, and pose a clear challenge for US policymakers. US experts have proposed deploying conventional land-based IRBMs in the region to offset this growing Chinese advantage and deter China from future aggression.
Demystifying Conventional Deterrence: Great Power Conflict and East Asian Peace
Jonathan F. Solomon
China’s rapidly improving regional military clout, the erosion of US military power, and the increasing friction between US and Chinese interests in East Asia highlight how critical it is that US strategists revisit conventional deterrence principles. A grand strategy decoupled from those principles risks a ruinous Sino-US war.
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