military modernization

Chinese Army Building in the Era of Jiang Zemin

Author: Dr Andrew Scobell To many in the United States, China looms large and threatening. This monograph attempts to answer, through an analysis of China’s defense establishment under the leadership of Jiang Zemin, questions such as: What are the national security and national military goals of China’s leaders? What strategies are Chinese leaders considering in …

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China’s Strategic Modernization: Implications for the United States

Author: Major Mark A Stokes Conventional wisdom portrays the People’s Republic of China (PRC) People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as a backward continental force that will not pose a military challenge to its neighbors or to the United States well into the 21st century. PLA writings that demonstrate interest in exploiting the revolution in military affairs …

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China’s Quest for Security in the Post-Cold War World

Author: Dr Samuel S Kim In April 1996, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was, “China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and . . . or Peer Competitor.” Dr. Samuel S. Kim of Columbia University argues that, while post-Tiananmen China is a growing regional …

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China’s Transition into the 21st Century: U.S. and PRC Perspectives

Author: Dr David Shambaugh, Senior Colonel Wang Zhongchun This past April the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. The theme, “China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and . . . or Peer Competitor,” was especially timely. Dr. David Shambaugh and Senior Colonel Wang Zhongchun look at China from …

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China and the Revolution in Military Affairs

Author: Dr Bates Gill, LTC Lonnie Henley In April 1996, the Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute held its Seventh Annual Strategy Conference. This year’s theme was, “China Into the 21st Century: Strategic Partner and…or Peer Competitor.” Dr. Bates Gill of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), on a panel entitled, “Seizing the RMA: …

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