Pre-eminence of Chinese Economic Concerns

Economic considerations with respect to regional security might be conveniently divided into two categories: The relative national priorities assigned to the development of...

Russia: Strategic Partner or Potential Threat to China? – II

ontinued from Part - I With respect to political aspects of the partnership, Beijing supported Moscow’s early opposition to the eastward expansion of the North...

Russia: Strategic Partner or Potential Threat to China? – I

In April 1996, erstwhile antagonists China and Russia unveiled what they termed a strategic partnership for the future. On that occasion in Shanghai, President...

Ancient Chinese Strategists and Comprehensive National Power

Although the phrase “Comprehensive National Power” was invented in 1984, it has cultural roots in Chinese ancient statecraft. In his book, Grand Strategy, Wu...

China – A Dominant Military Power of Asia

When one considers the nations with which China shares a common land frontier and mentally calculates the “comprehensive national power” of North Korea, Vietnam,...

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China

THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC) is pursuing a long-term, comprehensive military modernization program designed to improve the capacity of China’s armed forces to fight and...