31 August 2012

Strategic Asia 2012-13: China’s Military Challenge Book Launch Event

Ashley J. Tellis and Travis Tanner, eds., Strategic Asia 2012–13: China’s Military Modernization, Regional Stability, and U.S. Extended Deterrence (Seattle, WA: National Bureau for Asian Research, 2012).

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for the National Bureau of Asian Research will launch of the twelfth volume of its Strategic Asia series.

Select contributors from Strategic Asia 2012-13: China’s Military Challenge will present research findings that assess China’s growing military capabilities and regional responses, as well as the resulting challenges and opportunities facing the United States.




9:00 a.m. – WELCOME

Remarks by:

Robert M. Hathaway
Asia Program Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Richard J. Ellings
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research


Ashton B. Carter
Deputy Secretary of Defense


Land Forces: Priorities and Capabilities

Roy Kamphausen
The National Bureau of Asian Research

Naval and Air Force Modernization

Andrew Erickson
Naval War College

Long-Range Precision Strike

Mark A. Stokes
Project 2049

Space, Cyber and Information Warfare

Kevin Pollpeter
Defense Group, Inc.


Asia Responds to China’s Growing Power

Ashley J. Tellis
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Preserving U.S. Extended Deterrence

Dan Blumenthal
American Enterprise Institute


Richard J. Ellings
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research

12:00 p.m. – ADJOURN



For further information, please contact Greg Chaffin at 202-347-9767 or at psa@nbr.org.



Wednesday, October 3, 2012


8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Flom Auditorium, 6th Floor
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.


Space is limited. Click here to RSVP.

Please RSVP no later than September 28.


For media inquiries, please contact Sonia Luthra, Assistant Director of Outreach at (202) 347-9767 or media@nbr.org.


Praise for NBR’s Strategic Asia Series

“As America bolsters its engagement with Asia there has never been a more pressing need for careful and thorough analysis of the world’s rising military power, China. The National Bureau of Asian Research has answered that call with its latest volume, building on the excellence of previous volumes. Strategic Asia 2012–13: China’s Military Challenge is absolutely essential reading for policymakers, government officials, and military officers alike who seek a greater understanding of what China’s expanding military capabilities mean for the United States and our relationships throughout the region.”
Dennis C. Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence and Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

“This is an especially important time in America’s security relationships in the Asia-Pacific. NBR’s Strategic Asia Program provides the vital expert insights necessary to understand new policies, new positions, and the strategic dynamic challenges emerging in the region.”
Thomas B. Fargo, Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, and John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies, The National Bureau of Asian Research

“NBR’s Strategic Asia series is an unparalleled resource for the classroom, the board room, and the situation room. My staff used it at the NSC and it is serves as a core text for courses I now teach at Georgetown.”
Michael J. Green, Former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council, and Professor, Georgetown University

“For those interested in Asia, NBR’s Strategic Asia series is invaluable in identifying and clarifying the strategic imperatives that our nation must confront in dealing with the most vibrant region of the world.”
Carla A. Hills, Chair and CEO, Hills and Company International Consultants, and Chair, National Committee on United States-China Relations

“Now well into the Asia-Pacific century, it is critical that U.S. policymakers, academics, and citizens understand the salient forces driving events in the region. For the past twelve years I have relied upon NBR’s Strategic Asia Program for clear and penetrating studies that provide me a handle on what’s going on now and what’s likely ahead. This year’s volume, Strategic Asia 2012–13: China’s Military Challenge, addresses the core issue in the region with extraordinary results, making it once more a must read for practitioners as well as analysts and students.”
Jon M. Huntsman Jr., Former U.S. Ambassador to China and Former Governor of Utah

“The balkanized American governing system needs help in grounding policy in sound strategic assessments—Strategic Asia is an essential tool in this task. The Strategic Asia series offers deliberate and precise analyses for scholars, students, and policy makers. Twenty years from now, we will look back at this moment in Asia as one that required wisdom; this series is wise.”
David M. Lampton, Professor and Director of China Studies, Johns Hopkins–School of Advanced International Studies

“At a time when the world’s attention is increasingly focused on the ramifications of China’s rapid military modernization and the implications of America’s growing strategic emphasis on East Asia, this latest volume in the insightful Strategic Asia series will be an essential reference for scholars, students, and policymakers, seeking to understand these momentous developments.”
James B. Steinberg, Dean, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and Former Deputy Secretary of State

“At this time of immense global change and challenge, NBR’s Strategic Asia series delivers the complex perspectives that will well serve our nation’s decision-makers. Their latest volume, Strategic Asia 2012–13: China’s Military Challenge, in particular, masters the topic upon which Asia’s future security balance pivots.”
Robert F. Willard, Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command