By Cortez A. Cooper III, RealClearDefense: " ... PLA concepts and capabilities also include military and para-military forces that operate below the threshold of war, such as increased presence in contested waters of fishing fleets and supporting maritime militia and navy vessels. These operations might spark conflict when an opposing claimant such as the Philippines, Vietnam, or Japan responds.”
This conference marked the launch of FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP), which focuses on the defense strategies, policies, and capabilities necessary to deter and/or defeat threats to the freedom, security, and prosperity of Americans and our allies... Read more
Clifford D. May — The Washington Times
Last week, presidential contender Joseph Biden asked rhetorically: “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man!” He added: “I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us!” As vice president and, before that, as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Biden met foreign leaders and voted on foreign policy legislation. On that basis, he fancies himself a foreign policy expert. But at least where China is concerned, he has not kept up. Evidence of China’s grand ambitions... Read more
By Mike Gallagher, The American Interest: "The Chinese Communist Party is hard-wired for hostile expansion—and it poses a threat to the free world unlike any since George Kennan’s time."
Zack Cooper | House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment
The growing transatlantic divide on China policy poses a serious challenge — not just for America’s relationships with its European allies and partners, but also for US grand strategy more generally. The United States’ greatest strength in the competition with China is our global network of alliances and partnerships. It is vital that the US pursue policies that unite these allies and partners in support of our shared interests and a rules-based international order.