Following North Korea’s third nuclear test, Dr. Andrei Lankov writes that China’s strategic goals for its rogue ally are defined by “three no’s.” Unfortunately for the international community, a nuclear North Korea rests at the bottom of this list.
Following a difficult confirmation process, Chuck Hagel has been sworn in as the 24th U.S. Secretary of Defense. Hagel faces many challenges including the DPRK nuclear threat, the dispute over the Diaoyu/Senkaku islands, and how to navigate the bilateral relationship with China.
During the Cold War, deterrence was a strategy used to dissuade other nations from using nuclear weapons. Now, in order to avoid a cyber arms race, Yang Jian encourages the United States to end its strategy of cyberspace deterrence and institute a paradigm shift embracing global collective security.
Given the recent cyber espionage allegations against PLA Army Unit 61398, Franz-Stefan Gady reiterates that China is not the only country engaging in cyber espionage. However, the real issue is how to avoid that these sort of attacks lead to escalating tensions between the two great powers on a strategic level.
Tensions between the United States and China over cyber security appear to be coming to a head. A recent U.S. National Intelligence Estimate singled out China as the country most aggressively engaging in commercial cyber espionage against the U.S. private sector. Shortly thereafter, President Obama, in his State of the Union address, stressed the need [...]
The recent allegation that Chinese military was behind hacker attacks” against US websites by certain US firms and media are not only annoying but also laughable, write officers at China’s Ministry of National Defense.
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