16 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Lifting the Shroud on China’s Defense Spending: Trends, Drivers, and Implications—An Interview with Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff

Nathaniel Austin, Lifting the Shroud on China’s Defense Spending: Trends, Drivers, and Implications—An Interview with Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff,” Policy Q&A, National Bureau of Asian Research, 16 May 2013.

In March, the Chinese government announced another multibillion-dollar increase of its defense budget. In order to gain a more nuanced understanding of the latest budget’s implications, NBR asked Andrew S. Erickson (U.S. Naval War College) and Adam P. Liff (Princeton University) to assess trends in China’s defense spending within the wider context of China’s military development and transparency, as well as its broader strategic and national interests. Erickson and Liff are the authors of “Demystifying China’s Defense Spending: Less Mysterious in the Aggregate,” to be published in a forthcoming issue of the China Quarterly. …

For further analysis on PLA budget issues, see:

Andrew S. Erickson, “China’s Defense Budget: A Richer Nation Builds a Stronger Army,” Inaugural Presentation in “China Reality Check” Speaker Series, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, 8 April 2012.

Adam P. Liff and Andrew S. Erickson, Demystifying China’s Defense Spending: Less Mysterious in the Aggregate,” The China Quarterly, published online by Cambridge University Press 25 March 2013.

Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff, China’s Military Development, Beyond the Numbers,” The Diplomat, 12 March 2013.
Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff, A Player, but No Superpower,” Foreign Policy, 7 March 2013.
Andrew S. Erickson, China’s Military Budget Bump: What it Means,” China Real Time Report (中国实时报), Wall Street Journal, 5 March 2013.