China, Arms Control, and Strategic Stability

    • Op-Ed

    A Looming Nuclear Expansion

    As the North Korean atomic crisis gathers momentum, the Trump administration is suggesting that the option of letting the East Asian allies acquire nuclear options is on the table.

    • Op-Ed

    China and America Need a One-Korea Policy

    Both the United States and China have to recognize the reality, if not the legitimacy, of each other’s fears about North Korea and make concessions that indicate their good faith in eventually moving toward a Korean Peninsula that is united.

    • Paper

    Toward A Nuclear Firewall: Bridging the NPT’s Three Pillars

    There is no clear, internationally accepted definition of what activities or technologies constitute a nuclear weapons program. This lack of definition encumbers nuclear energy cooperation and complicates peaceful resolution of proliferation disputes.

    • Op-Ed

    Can Trump Stop Kim Jong Un?

    North Korea has nuclear weapons, something that won’t change anytime soon. As bad as this is, recognizing that status in a way that paves the road for South Korea to follow suit would be even worse.

    • Prognosticating Proliferation in Asia

      With the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action diminishing the near-term prospect of an Iranian nuclear bomb, most proliferation prognosticators would likely pick South Korea, Japan, or perhaps Taiwan as the next place that could opt to develop nuclear weapons.

      • Testimony

      Checking China’s Maritime Push

      The only effective way to create a more stable environment in the maritime areas near China is for the United States to lead a serious diplomatic dialogue with Beijing and other claimants aimed at establishing mutually acceptable restraints, accompanied by strong U.S. and allied deterrence signals.

      • Event

      The Trump Administration’s Approach to North Korea

      North Korea’s most recent missile launch highlights the advancement of the country’s weapons program and the urgent need for U.S.-China cooperation to address this growing regional security threat.

      • Testimony

      China’s Advanced Weapons

      • James M. Acton
      • February 23, 2017
      • U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

      What can be learned about China’s hypersonic boost-glide weapon program from flight tests, and the implications of the program for the security of the United States and our allies.

      • Event

      What Does a Closer U.S.-Russia Relationship Mean for China?

      Rhetoric from U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has renewed discussions about a possible improvement of U.S.-Russia relations that has the potential to shift great-power dynamics in the Asia-Pacific.

      • Rethinking China’s Fast Reactor

        China might soon start construction of its first big breeder reactor, with questions remaining to answer on plant design, fuel, and the future direction of the country's fast reactor program.

      Carnegie Experts on
      China, Arms Control, and Strategic Stability

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        Tong Zhao
        Fellow
        Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
        Tong Zhao is a fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

      About the Program

      This two-track program offers both junior and senior experts opportunities to exchange views on nuclear, missile, space, conventional, chemical and biological weapon developments. It is intended as a regularized mechanism for Chinese and foreign experts to interact on targeted arms control issues, while engaging and educating a new generation of arms control experts. The program facilitates frank and open exchange on specific arms control issues and seeks to delineate concrete measures for advancing international cooperation with China.

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