China: Hard Landing and Turbulent Political Transition?

04/13/2012
By. Dr. Harald Malmgren China’s exports of high labor content, low value added manufactures are no longer internationally competitive. A shift in export orientation to lower labor content, higher value added manufactured exports will take time measured in years.  A shift in export priority to infrastructure projects in the Third…

Implications of China-Russia Nuclear Modernization

10/20/2011
10/20/2011 By Richard Weitz China and Russia have the world’s two most powerful militaries after that of the United States. China is undertaking perhaps the most comprehensive military modernization program in the world today, while Russia still has approximately as much nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons potential as the United…

Shaping a Pacific Strategy I

10/05/2011
The Conventional Wisdom 10/05/2011 - Clearly China is a central aspect of any US Pacific strategy.  China is building up its forces, studies the US and its ups and downs very carefully, and are funding innovative technologies and shaping asymmetrical strategies to deal with US legacy forces and strategies.  For…

PLA Navy Capabilities on the March

08/07/2011
By Dr. Richard Weitz 08/07/2011 - The PRC’s sustained military buildup has over time allowed the PLAN to modernize many of its platforms and weapons systems. Since the late 1990s, China has undertaken an ambitious modernization program that has produced approximately one hundred new warships since 2001. The PLAN already…

USN Mines and Mining in the AirSea Battle Concept

07/30/2011
What Weapons that Wait? By Dr. Scott C. Truver 07/30/2011 - “I have always deemed it unworthy of a chivalrous nation,” Adm. David G. Farragut wrote in 1864, after he “damned the torpedoes” at Mobile Bay. “But, it does not do to give your enemy such a decided superiority over…

China-Russia Relations and the United States: At a Turning Point?

04/13/2011
By Dr. Richard Weitz Premier Wen Jiabao shakes hands with Vladmir Putin on a visit to St. Petersburg. Alexey Druzhinin/AFP(Credit: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-11/24/content_11599087.htm) 04/12/2011 - Since the end of the Cold War, the improved political and economic relationship between Beijing and Moscow has affected a range of international security issues. China and…

China Gaining Control of Global Telecom Industry

01/27/2011
By Richard McCormack 01/28/2011 - This article was originally Published in Manufacturing and Technology News, January 19th, 2011 [caption id="attachment_14983" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="http://www.uscc.gov/index.php"][/caption] China’s steady rise as a telecommunications manufacturing and research powerhouse has “profound” national security and economic ramifications for the United States, according to the United States-China Economic…

Striking a few bad chords ?

01/26/2011
Tell it to the Marines A Comment on Lang Lang’s Performance at the White House By Ed Timperlake Lang Lang's Jamming Session At The White House : "Diplo Speak" or "Diplo Gaffe" ? Credit photo: www.dispatch.com, January 26th, 2011 o1/26/2011 - "Battle on Shangganling Mountain" : A Classic War Propaganda…