When: Thursday, May 23. 5:00 – 7:00. Cash bar and networking at 5, talk at 5:30pm.
Where: Hotel Santa Fe. 1501 Paseo de Peralta
Tickets: CIR members $10/12. Nonmembers $12/$15. Available here.
Asia is not Europe. China is not the Soviet Union. And this is not your father’s People’s Liberation Army… What does this mean for US-China relations?
Asia is not Europe: the Cold War isn’t over; geographic boundaries are not fixed; there is no balance-of-power politics; Asian security is built upon bilateral relationships.
China is not the USSR: does not have an ideological component, and more a regional than global military power. Not able to forge a containment coalition.
This is not your father’s PLA. It is a party army, and no longer focused on mass and quantity. Now focusing on information warfare and informationized war.
Dean Cheng brings detailed knowledge of China’s military and space capabilities to bear as The Heritage Foundation’s research fellow on Chinese political and security affairs. He specializes in China’s military and foreign policy, in particular its relationship with the rest of Asia and with the United States.
Cheng has written extensively on China’s military doctrine, technological implications of its space program and “dual use” issues associated with the communist nation’s industrial and scientific infrastructure. He previously worked for 13 years as a senior analyst, first with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), the Fortune 500 specialist in defense and homeland security, and then with the China Studies division of the Center for Naval Analyses, the federally funded research institute.
He is the author of the book Cyber Dragon: Inside China’s Information Warfare and Cyber Operations (2016), as well as a number of papers and book chapters examining various aspects of Chinese security affairs.