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Q&As: Military

June 2018

China's Evolving Military Strategy against Taiwan

Policy Q&A

Bernard D. Cole (U.S. National War College) discusses China's evolving military strategy and provides insight into its force planning in the Taiwan Strait.

November 2017

On the Eve of Trump’s Visit to China: Examining Beijing's Strategic Priorities

Policy Q&A

Oriana Skylar Mastro (Georgetown University) argues that China is pursuing a military strategy of “regional power projection” to protect its national interests and shape both the regional security architecture and the decision-making of other actors.

August 2016

Declaring Consistent Commitments: U.S. Maritime Policy in the Asia-Pacific

Policy Q&A

Admiral Jonathan Greenert (ret.), former U.S. chief of naval operations, discusses U.S. maritime and security interests in the Asia-Pacific and provides recommendations on how to maintain regional stability and ensure commitments to allies in an interview with NBR.

May 2016

What Do China’s Military Reforms Mean for Taiwan?


Phillip C. Saunders and Joel Wuthnow (Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at the U.S. National Defense University) discuss the implications of recent People's Liberation Army reforms on Taiwan

November 2015

The Parameters of Japan’s New Security Legislation Are Being Framed in Africa


Jeremy Taylor looks at the African context in which the deepening and widening of Japan’s international security posture is taking place and the role of those deployments in advancing the military normalization agenda of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

October 2015

A Shared Destiny in the Asian Commons: Evaluating the India-U.S. Maritime Relationship


Earlier this week, the Indian Navy and the U.S. Navy completed Exercise Malabar, an annual joint maritime interaction in the Bay of Bengal. Abhijit Singh (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses) reflects on the strategic fundamentals of the India-U.S. maritime partnership.

September 2015

Building a New Type of U.S.-China Military-to-Military Relationship

Policy Q&A

Major General Yao Yunzhu, director of the Center on China-America Defense Relations at the PLA’s Academy of Military Science, discusses the recent positive developments in U.S.-China military-to-military relations.

June 2015

The U.S. Response to China’s Military Modernization

Policy Q&A

Mark Cozad of the RAND Corporation analyzes the new defense capabilities that China has developed and their effect on U.S. interests in Asia. He maintains that Chinese military modernization has advanced even when U.S. attention was focused on Afghanistan and the Middle East and recommends robust development of U.S. military capabilities to maintain the balance of power and the United States’ leadership role in Asia.

July 2014

The U.S.-India Defense Relationship: Strengthening Ties and Overcoming Challenges

Policy Q&A

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, foreign editor of the Hindustan Times, outlines options for strengthening the U.S.-India defense relationship, including reforms the new Modi government should implement, and explains how enhanced defense ties with the United States align with India’s foreign policy goals.

May 2014

Five Chinese Military Officers Indicted. Now What?


NBR's president Richard J. Ellings discusses the implications of the recent indictment of Chinese military officials for cyberespionage and suggests that more needs to be done to protect U.S. intellectual property.

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