China and the New Strategic Nuclear Arms Race

by Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

This report, informed by extensive open-source research, examines changes in Chinese capabilities over the past several years, as well as more recent changes to US and Russian capabilities. The report also evaluates the quality of open-source research on Chinese capabilities, noting that research is focused heavily on the delivery systems and not enough on the weapons stockpiles themselves, leaving an open-source intelligence gap. Read the full CSIS report here

Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at CSIS, and previously served as Director of Intelligence Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. During a career that spans five decades he has completed a wide variety of studies on issues including energy, U.S. strategy and defense plans, the lessons of modern war, and NATO modernization.
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