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  • China

    Testimony

    Addressing PLA Rocket Force Modernization

    Feb 15, 2018

    China's growing missile capabilities could pose serious challenges for the United States and its allies. To protect its regional security interests, the United States should continue to monitor the PLA's modernization and adapt its own deterrence capabilities.

  • China

    Testimony

    U.S. Responses to PLA Modernization

    Feb 15, 2018

    In responding to the PLA's modernization, U.S. decisionmakers should consider two key facts. First, China recognizes a major war with America would likely destroy its national development objectives. Second, most of the PLA's modernization corresponds to capabilities the United States has already attained.

  • Veteran Health Care

    Testimony

    Supporting Military and Veteran Caregivers from All Eras

    Feb 6, 2018

    Research suggests ways to improve federal programs that support military and veteran caregivers. Notably, programs should be tailored to the needs of different populations, such as pre-9/11 and post-9/11 caregivers.

  • North Korea

    Multimedia

    Assessing North Korea's Chemical and Biological Weapons Capabilities and Prioritizing Countermeasures

    Jan 17, 2018

    International policy analyst John V. Parachini outlines what is known about North Korea's chemical and biological weapons capabilities—and what can be done to mitigate the threats.

  • Russia

    Newsletter

    The Russian Way of Warfare

    Jan 29, 2018

    Considering Russia's military modernization and intervention in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, how might Russia's military fight in the event of a major conflict against a peer or near-peer adversary? New research highlights 10 key characteristics of Russian warfare.

  • STEM Education

    Newsletter

    STEM Workforce Disparities

    Jan 18, 2018

    Women and racial/ethnic minorities are less likely to earn STEM degrees and enter STEM employment. Minorities also experience attainment and wage gaps in these jobs. Without stronger support for these groups, the STEM economy may fail to optimize the pool of potential workers needed to sustain growth and innovation.