In recent years, China has expended considerable efforts to build a sea-based nuclear force for the primary purpose of enhancing its overall nuclear deterrent. Although Beijing’s goal is limited and defensive, the practical implications of its efforts for regional stability and security will be significant.
China’s nuclear ballistic missile submarine program is making rapid progress and is on the verge of providing Beijing with a credible sea-based deterrent. Its implications could be far reaching.
Cybercrime seems invisible. Attacks arrive out of nowhere, their origins hidden by layers of sophisticated technology. Only the victims are clear. But every crime has its perpetrator—specific individuals or groups sitting somewhere behind keyboards and screens.
For many years, China has mostly relied on land-based nuclear weapons as its strategic deterrent. But now its fleet of nuclear-armed submarines is getting larger and more advanced. This long-term trend has far-reaching implications.
The 2018 Department of Defense Cyber Strategy is the third report of its kind. The changes in concepts mentioned in the report will have implications not only for the U.S. military but also for international cyber stability.
China’s global rise and its Belt and Road Initiative present a challenge to the shared interest of Europe and the United States in maintaining the rules-based international order.
Countering traditional notions of balance-of-power theory, smaller states have not joined together militarily to oppose the United States' rising power at the end of the Cold War, Chinese aggression in the South China Sea, or Russian offensives along its Western border.
China is increasingly central in world politics. Western nations should remain open to its initiatives and engage it in dialogue through multilateral institutions.
Cyberspace has become center stage for international competition and confrontation.
President Trump’s new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods begins on Monday. The impact on the U.S. economy is expected to be less severe but still substantial.