China

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...

From Denial to Punishment: The Security Dilemma and Changes in India’s Military Strategy towards China

November 2018

This article argues that China’s rise and its growing military power have intensified the Sino-Indian security dilemma.

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

Other Publications

Can China’s Military Win the Tech War?

July 2020

As the Chinese government has set out to harness the growing strength of the Chinese technology sector to bolster its military, policymakers in the United States have reacted with mounting alarm.

How the West could win a technological ‘shadow war’ with China

June 2020

A new shadow war is underway within the International Telecommunication Union, one of the obscure organizations that sets global technical standards.

How to use the next stimulus to counter China

May 2020

“Build back better” was the mantra New Orleans adopted after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

News

5 Questions: David Relman on Investigating Origin of Coronavirus

June 2021

Microbiologist David Relman discusses the importance of understanding how the coronavirus emerged.

Oriana Skylar Mastro Testifies on Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan to Congressional Review Commission

February 2021

China may now be able to prevail in cross-strait contingencies even if the United States intervenes in Taiwan’s defense, Chinese security expert Oriana Skylar Mastro tells the U.S.-China Economic and...

The Soft War That America Is Losing

January 2021

The US depends far more on its soft power than authoritarian China does. Once it is lost, it is hard to get back.

Events

Between the Cold War Arms Race and African Decolonization: Fallout Risks from French Nuclear Weapons Tests in Algeria (1960–66)

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Escaping the Deadly Embrace: Encirclement at the Origins of World War I

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.   Seminar Recording:  /*-->*/ https://youtu.be/RZZT4lXaG1w   About the Event: What lies at the origins of major wars?

Projects

Regional Conflict and Cooperation

Regional conflicts present their own set of unique challenges to the international community.
English

Consortium for Research on Information Security and Policy

As part of a response to growing government concern over the threat of cyber attacks directed against critical national infrastructures, the National Security Agency (NSA) contracted with Stanford...
English

Project on Peace and Cooperation in the Asian-Pacific Region

The Project on Peace and Cooperation in the Asian-Pacific Region has been a cornerstone of research at the Center for International Security and Cooperation for three decades.
English

People

oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Adam Segal Adam Segal Affiliate
yeajin yoon Yeajin Yoon Affiliate
2018 02 12 miis day1 high res 112 Melissa Hanham Affiliate