People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Conference: Assessing China’s Military
In collaboration with the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), NBR convenes an invitation-only conference assembling the world’s leading specialists from academe, government, the military, and policy think tanks to examine critical trends in the study of China’s military.
Held annually in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the conference identifies a unique topic that changes every year through which to explore the key developments in PLA studies. The findings of each conference result in an edited volume published by SSI. Since its inception in 1990, the conference has remained an invaluable source of analysis and research on the PLA.
The National Bureau of Asian Research, in partnership with the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) of the U.S. Army War College, and U.S. Pacific Command held the 24th Annual People's Liberation Army Conference on February 21-23, 2014, in Carlisle, PA.
This year’s conference looked over the horizon to conduct an assessment of the PLA in the 2025-2030 timeframe. Built on the last several years of retrospective analyses at Carlisle, the presentations and discussions addressed the implications of potential PLA developments for analysts and policymakers.
Read the Colloquium Brief from the 2014 PLA Conference: The Chinese People's Liberation Army in 2025.