U.S.-China Strategic Dialogue
Center on Contemporary Conflict
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An acknowledged weakness exists in U.S.-China deliberations due to the insufficient level of interaction and cooperation between the two countries_ security forces. As U.S. nuclear force reduction and Chinese nuclear modernization continue, discussions with our key Asian allies will help strengthen the credibility of extended deterrence and produce a needed exchange on new developments in Chinese nuclear forces and nuclear posture. Dialogue reduces misperceptions, clarifies the intent of U.S. nuclear policy, enhances the American understanding of Chinese views on the role of strategic force, and increases shared interests in nonproliferation and nuclear security.
FY 2013-2014. Project Lead: Ralph Cossa, Michael Glosny, Brad Glosserman & Christopher Twomey
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