Fueled by decades of extraordinary economic growth, China has transformed itself into a major power on the world stage. The RAND Corporation has studied China and security issues in the Indo-Pacific region extensively over the past two decades. This brief introduction discusses the main findings from RAND's unclassified research in six main areas.
RAND Research on Key Defense Challenges
These pages are introductions to a variety of topics of great importance to U.S. defense decisionmakers. Each is part of a series initiated by RAND Arroyo Center, the Army's Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) for studies and analysis. These introductions succinctly synthesize decades of RAND research and analysis on topics that represent perennial and evolving challenges to our nation’s security.
The studies highlighted and synthesized within each introduction were sponsored by the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense and conducted in three FFRDCs managed by RAND: RAND Arroyo Center, RAND Project AIR FORCE, and the National Defense Research Institute (part of the RAND National Security Research Division).