Deciphering Chinese Deterrence Signalling in the New Era: An Analytic Framework and Seven Case Studies
The authors examine how China's approach to deterrence signalling is evolving along with its expanding objectives, growing military capabilities, and the availability of new communication channels—and how regional countries should respond.
May 27, 2021
In this report, authors assess China's military theory, strategy, and guiding principles, in addition to doctrinal or operational concepts, to help U.S. strategists and planners formulate responses to China's evolving military strategy and doctrine.
Sep 29, 2020
The PLA and China's Rejuvenation: National Security and Military Strategies, Deterrence Concepts, and Combat Capabilities
This study describes China's national and security strategies and its approach to war and escalation control; summarizes its military capabilities developments; and reviews its concepts for deterrence in strategic and conventional domains.
Dec 6, 2016
Testimony presented before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on January 21, 2016.
Jan 21, 2016
RAND's exploratory analysis of China's development and use of unmanned systems focuses on maritime unmanned systems, the roles China sees for them, Chinese development of unmanned vehicles, and uses for such systems in the East and South China Seas.
Mar 12, 2015
China's Incomplete Military Transformation: Assessing the Weaknesses of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)
The PLA is keenly aware of its many weaknesses and is vigorously striving to correct them. Although it is only natural to focus on the PLA's growing capabilities, understanding the PLA's weaknesses -- and its self-assessments -- is no less important.
Feb 13, 2015