Xiao Tiefeng, Research Fellow at the Academy of Military Science
May 23, 2013
China’s growing defense budget seems to be a perpetual topic for speculation, interpretation, and allegations. Based on analysis from Xiao Tiefeng, China’s defense budget is neither growing excessively fast, nor is it extraordinarily large, nor is it a threatening factor to international peace.
Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
May 06, 2013
Officials in the George W. Bush as well as Barack Obama administrations have argued that China's military budget is excessive for the country's legitimate defense needs. But US military spending is much higher than that of China or any other country.
Kevin Baron, Reportor in The E-Ring for Foreign Policy
Apr 12, 2013
While China’s defense spending constantly comes under scrutiny, Kevin Baron analyzes the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army and breaks down where China’s military spending is going.
Zhao Xiaozhuo, Deputy director, PLA Academy of Military Science
Mar 07, 2013
China’s increased defense budget, Zhao Xiaozhuo writes that China’s national strategy will continue to be peaceful development and its defense policy is defensive in nature.
Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Jan 03, 2013
After the United States narrowly avoided a fall off the fiscal cliff, Richard Weitz provides analysis on how American’s budget woes will affect the Pentagon and the Pivot to Asia.
Justin Logan, Director, Cato Institute
Nov 30, 2012
For years, the one constant in Japanese politics has been instability. So perhaps it’s not surprising to see wildly unstable and conflicting statements ab