Military

Scholarly Publications

The PLA’s Evolving Role in China’s South China Sea Strategy

December 2020

During the past eight months of the global COVID pandemic, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been active in promoting China’s claims in the South China Sea.  This essay evaluates PLA...

Peace on a Knife's Edge: The Inside Story of Roh Moo-hyun's North Korea Policy

February 2018

Peace on a Knife’s Edge is the translation of Lee Jong-Seok's 2014 memoir of South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the face of opposition at home...

China's Vision of World Order

October 2012

China has benefited from the liberal international order led by the United States.

Other Publications

The Precarious State of Cross-Strait Deterrence

Statement before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on “Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan”

News

Unpacking the Crisis in Xinjiang: James Millward on China's Assimilationist Policies and U.S.-China Engagement

March 2022

APARC Visiting Scholar James Millward discusses PRC ethnicity policy, China's crackdown on Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang province, and the implications of the Xinjiang crisis...

Reassessing China’s Capabilities and Goals for Strategic Competition

November 2021

On the World Class podcast, Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that in order to set effective policy toward China, the United States needs to better understand how and why China is projecting power.

What the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Means for Taiwan

September 2021

In a New York Times opinion piece, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan does not represent a potential catalyst for an impending Chinese attack on...

Old Events

Should War be Left to the Generals? Civil-Military Relations in India

February 3, 2022

Time:  7:30am-8:45am  California, USA 15 February 2022  3:30pm-4:45pm London, UK 15 February 2022 11:30pm-12:45am  Singapore, 15-16 February 2022 How does India’s civil-military relationship affect...

Is India Losing?: A conversation with Ashley Tellis

October 23, 2020

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Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

September 23, 2020

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Projects

The PRC at 70: Past, Present -- and Future?

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the China Program is making modifications...
English

Political Movements in an Authoritarian Hierarchy

This project investigates the sources of stability and conflict in authoritarian regimes, especially regimes that have a unitary national government, apply threats and repression to their own...
English

Reconciliation and Cooperation in East Asia

By linking internal, external, and regional aspects of historical injustice, the project seeks to move beyond state-oriented approaches and binary categories such as victim versus aggressor in...
English

Multimedia

Oriana Skylar Mastro Discusses China's Naval Capacity on the BBC World Service

September 2021

Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro joined BBC World Service's The Real Story host Ritula Shah and a panel of experts to discuss China's naval might and its military modernization program (the interview with Mastro starts at 24:00)  China has...

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates

March 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program seminar on March 3, 2017, titled "North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates," with Chung-in Moon, the Krause Distinguished Fellow at U.C.

People

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