China, Arms Control, and Strategic Stability

    • Op-Ed

    Nuclear Powers Must Lead on Arms Control

    The Nuclear Weapons States (NWS) are under-utilizing the P5 Process, endangering global efforts to promote disarmament through transparency and confidence-building measures. If reinvigorated, however, the Process has the potential to make greater contributions to arms control.

    • Op-Ed

    China’s Dilemmas over Stalled North Korean Denuclearization Talks

    • Tong Zhao
    • February 21, 2020
    • Panel on Peace and Security of Northeast Asia

    As North Korea continues to stall talks with the United States and South Korea, there is a greater need for China to play a more assertive role to help break the impasse.

    • Podcast

    The Erosion of the Global Arms Control Regime

    The U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and the expiration of the New START treaty in 2021 threaten to derail decades-long efforts to maintain an effective global arms control regime.

    • Podcast

    The Trump Administration’s Shifting Rhetoric on China

    Recent speeches by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated the Trump administration’s China-related grievances. They also, however, revealed a new openness to engaging with China.

    • Podcast

    QUICK TAKE: What Does China Think About Soleimani’s Killing?

    The U.S. strike on Qasem Soleimani took the world by surprise. How have news of the attack and other related developments been received in China?

    • Podcast

    Is the U.S.-China Relationship in a Downward Spiral?

    The administration has taken a “wrecking ball” to China policy solely to halt Beijing’s rise and express American grievances. Escaping this negative spiral will require good-faith actions from both countries.

    • Event

    Security Challenges and Arms Control: European Lessons for Asia

    International security and stability are facing new challenges with the increase of great power competition and the termination of key arms control treaties, which threaten to destroy the world’s existing cooperative security institutions.

    • Podcast

    Will North Korea Take a “New Path” in 2020?

    As 2019 draws to a close, Haenle and Zhao sat down again to analyze developments involving North Korea, the United States, and China over the past year and discuss Kim Jong-un’s end of year deadline for the United States to change its approach to denuclearization negotiations.

    • Podcast

    Three Speeches in October

    In October 2019, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Delaware Senator Chris Coons, delivered speeches laying out their respective visions for the U.S.-China relationship. In this episode, Paul Haenle spoke with Robert Daly about American and Chinese reactions to the speeches.

    • Q&A

    Why You Should Care Whether Japan and South Korea Keep Sharing Intel

    Japan and South Korea appear poised to let thorny political disagreements torpedo intelligence swapping on North Korea’s nukes and missiles. That would leave both countries and the United States all worse off and have broader regional security implications.

Carnegie Experts on
China, Arms Control, and Strategic Stability

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    Tong Zhao
    Senior Fellow
    Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    Tong Zhao is a senior 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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