Category Archives: strategic culture

“China’s Nuclear Submarine Force,” China Brief, Jamestown Foundation.

This is my publication on China’s nuclear submarine force for Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief. It explores how China’s strategic use of geography in the South China Sea – to include the creation of new landmasses anchored with political and military bases … Continue reading

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Declassified: The U.S. Researched an Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) System Called NIKE-X in the 1960s

According to a declassified presidential memo from the Office of the Secretary of Defense to President Lyndon Johnson, the United States was researching an ABM system (the NIKE-X) during the early 1960s as part of its Cold War nuclear arms … Continue reading

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Foreign Correspondent’s Club Talk, Hong Kong 2014

I’ll be giving a talk at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Hong Kong about my research on the history of China’s nuclear weapons program.  Here is a PDF overview of the talk for participants; I look forward to meeting you! People’s … Continue reading

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New England Political Science Association Conference, 2014

I just attended the New England Political Science Association (NEPSA) conference held in Woodstock, Vermont at the Woodstock Inn. I presented a paper titled “The People’s Nuclear Weapon: Strategic Culture and China’s Nuclear Weapons Program during the Mao Era (1949 – 1975),” … Continue reading

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University of Macau Public Lecture, 23 April 2014

Today I delivered a public lecture at the University of Macau (UM), sponsored by UM’s Department of Government and the Youth Association of International Affairs.  The lecture was titled “The People’s Nuclear Weapon: Strategic Culture and China’s Nuclear Deterrent, 1949-1975.” … Continue reading

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