Conference

As China modernizes its strategic nuclear force and the U.S.-China relationship evolves, the United States faces a series of essentially new questions about its nuclear strategy. This conference presents the findings of a two-year Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (Elliott School, GW) research project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  The project frames U.S. nuclear policy broadly because China’s nuclear modernization has significant implications for U.S. conventional force requirements and its alliance commitments in Northeast Asia.  The project lays the foundation for these analyses by examining China’s view of the threat that U.S. forces pose to its nuclear and conventional capabilities.  Interactions between conventional and nuclear strategies are explored further by addressing the escalatory pressures created by U.S. responses to China’s force modernization. The project offers policy recommendations for future U.S. nuclear and conventional strategy. 

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Videos

Introduction and Overview
Charles Glaser, Director, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

Introduction and Overview from GW's Elliott School on Vimeo.

 

Panel I: Nuclear Security
Alexander Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW
Fiona Cunningham, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Charles Glaser, Director Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW
Steve Fetter, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Nuclear Strategy from GW's Elliott School on Vimeo.

Panel III: Conventional Strategy and Nuclear Escalation
Charles Glaser, Director, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW
Stephen Biddle, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW
Caitlin Talmadge, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW
Ivan Oelrich,Senior Fellow, Strategic Security Program, Federation of American Scientists

Conventional Strategy and Nuclear Escalation from GW's Elliott School on Vimeo.