Research: Security and Foreign Affairs

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This report surveys the history behind the China-North Korea relationship and examines the strategic rift between the two countries that recently rekindled Beijing’s longstanding fear that North Korea could jeopardize China’s interests in negotiations with the United States and South Korea.

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The Commission invites proposals for a report on the demographics of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and personnel challenges associated with PLA recruitment and retention.
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The report examines China’s deepening ties with Iran and the geopolitical constraints on the relationship.
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This issue brief examines China’s efforts to use the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), an organization o

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The report examines Beijing's ecosystem of programs and incentives designed to exploit the expertise of Chinese students and scholars studying in STEM fields at universities in the United States and other advanced countries.

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In mid-June 2020, China’s People’s Liberation Army and Indian troops engaged in a massive physical brawl in the Galwan Valley, located in the far-western Ladakh region along the China-Ind

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The following report, "China’s Space and Counterspace Capabilities and Activities," examines China’s military and civil space programs, including the role of military-civil fusion (MCF) and international cooperation in the development of its space program.

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China has become a leader in developing and exporting its smart cities technologies like networked cameras, sensors, and location services—and the rest of the Internet of Things—to collect a wide variety of data in order to control things like traffic, energy usage, and crime, and to augment stat

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This virtual public roundtable discussion “A ‘China Model?’ Beijing’s Promotion of Alternative Global Norms and Standards” assesses the intentions behind China’s efforts to revise international governance institutions, norms, and values. It examines Beijing’s vision for a revised global order, attempts to identify whether a distinguishable “China model” exists, and assesses the extent to which Beijing is seeking to export such a model to other countries.