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Chinese and U.S. Nuclear Strategies in a New Era of Great Power Competition

U.S. nuclear policy toward China is under review as China expands and modernizes its nuclear force. Three leading experts discuss China's view of the U.S. nuclear threat, the implications of China's nuclear modernization for U.S. nuclear strategy, and the prospects for nuclear escalation that could be created by conventional warfare in Northeast Asia.

Date & Time

Apr. 29, 2016
10:00am – 11:30am

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Chinese and U.S. Nuclear Strategies in a New Era of Great Power Competition

U.S. nuclear policy toward China is under review as China expands and modernizes its nuclear force.  Hear three leading experts discuss China's view of the U.S. nuclear threat, the implications of China's nuclear modernization for U.S. nuclear strategy, and the prospects for nuclear escalation that could be created by conventional warfare in Northeast Asia.

The papers discussed during this program were made possible by a two-year project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Discussant: Robert Litwak, Vice President for Scholars, Director of International Security Studies, The Wilson Center

Moderator: Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States


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Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

Nuclear Proliferation International History Project

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is a global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history through archival documents, oral history interviews, and other empirical sources. At the Wilson Center, it is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

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