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Winter 2007 China Security Journal

January 1, 2007

The Winter 2007 issue addresses implications of the Chinese ASAT test with article titles such as: - Deterrence Revisited: Outer Space - US-Sino Relations in Space: From "War of Words" to Cold War in Space? - China's ASAT Test: Strategic Response - Nuclear Challenges and China's Choices - US Nuclear Primacy and the Future of the Chinese Deterrent and Crisis Management in China

V-22 Osprey: Wonder Weapon or Widow Maker?

December 1, 2006

Straus Military Reform Project Adviser Lee Gaillard provides an in-depth analysis of the glitch-plagued V-22 Osprey aircraft in his new monograph, "V-22 Osprey: Wonder Weapon or Widow Maker?"

Coping with a Nuclear North Korea

December 1, 2006

"China is the biggest loser with a nuclear North Korea." Zhang Liangu is professor of international strategic research at the Party School of the China Communist Party Central Committee.

North Korea's Strategic Significance to China

December 1, 2006

"What kind of security situation will China face if one day North Korea signs a treaty with the United States, following in Libya's footsteps?" Shen Dingli is the executive director and a professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai.

The Future for Iraq: Realities and Requirements

December 1, 2006

According to Zinni, the American people sent a clear message on Nov. 7 that they will no longer accept the current course in Iraq. With few good policy options left, the former head of Central Command suggests that we look at what might still work instead of what the administration will accept. Among his chief recommendations is the call for a Bipartisan Executive Group to oversee the vetting or screening of recommendations; to oversee and plan implementation; to monitor progress and determine resource requirements; to garner regional and international support; and to integrate efforts between government agencies.

The Fallacy of Nuclear Primacy

December 1, 2006

"The United States is easily deterred by any nuclear armed state, even by the most primitive and diminutive of nuclear arsenals." Bruce G. Blair is the President of the World Security Institute. Chen Yali is the editor in chief of Washington Observer.

Shifting Tides: China and North Korea

December 1, 2006

"The nuclear test was no less than a slap in China's face." Zhu Feng is a professor of the School of International Studies and director of the International Security Program in Peking University.

Paper Tiger with Whitened Teeth

December 1, 2006

"The authors, Keir Lieber and Daryl Pres, mistakenly link preventive capability in peacetime to coercive power in crisis." Li Bin is the Director of the Arms Control Program and Professor of the Institute of International Studies at Tsinghua University.

Beyond MAD

December 1, 2006

"The temptation to escape the logic of mutually assured destruction may be too powerful to resist." Ivan Safranchuk is the director of the Moscow office of the World Security Institute.

The 2007 Defense Budget May Not Be What You Think

October 1, 2006

Fiscal year 2007 (FY 07) started on Oct. 1, and Congress managed to pass the Department of Defense Appropriations Act FY 07 just in time. However, despite what the press has reported, the legislation is not what the title implies and the numbers are very different from what the responsible congressional committees are advertising. Straus Military Report Project Director Winslow Wheeler explains in a new "tutorial."

Defense Monitor: Where is America Going? Five Years After Sept. 11

September 1, 2006

This special issue of the Defense Monitor is a collection of articles released on the fifth anniversary of September 11th. The collection includes: Where is America Going? Five Years After Sept. 11; In the Name of Fighting Terrorism: The United States is Still Arming the World; The War on Terrorism: Winning the Un-Winnable; Defense Budget Tutorial: So, You Think You Know the Costs of the Wars?

Stewardship of Test-Free Nuclear Arsenals

August 1, 2006

Maintaining nuclear arms in the current policy environment that frowns upon weapons testing coexists with a set of unresolved and disquieting issues regarding the disposition of test-free arsenals. Ivan Sanfrachuk, director of the World Security Institute's Moscow office explores the Russian perspective on international policies regarding the safety and reliability of the world's nuclear arsenals.