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USCI’s Collection of Military Affairs Materials

Drawn from a variety of open sources, this collection focuses on strategic and security issues. USCI video presentations are listed at the bottom.
November 3, 2021
Military And Security Developments Involving The People’s Republic Of China 
Published each year the US Department of Defense as mandated by Congress in 2000. The report is to “in both classified and unclassified form, on military and security developments involving the People’s Republic of China. The reports address the current and probable future course of military -technological development of the People’s Liberation Army and the tenets and probable development of Chinese security strategy and military strategy, and of the military organizations and operational concepts supporting such development over the next 20 years. The reports also address United States-China engagement and cooperation on security matters during the period covered by the report, including through United States-China military-to -military contacts, and the United States strategy for such engagement and cooperation in the future.”
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Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. CRS is a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress.

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U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission 

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

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PRC State Council

China's Policies On Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation, 2017 (中国的亚太安全合作政策) 

China's Military Strategy in 2015

China’s National Defense - 2019 | 2010 (pub. 2011) | 2008 (pub. 2009) | 2004 | 2002 | 1998


White Papers

Click here for a list of the reports issued by the PRC State Council. 

Republic of China (Taiwan)

National Defense Report - 201520132011 | 2008 | 2006 | 20042002 | 20001998 | 19961993-1994 | 1992

Quadrennial Defense Review - 2017 | 2013 | 2009

USCI Video Presentations 


Mary Beth Long, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
Phillip Saunders,  Director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at the Institute for National Strategic Studies
Strategic Issues: Myths, Worries, and Choices (China Card conference), 2016
Andrew Scobell, senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation
Andrew Scobell and Tai Ming Chueng 
Andrew Yang, former ROC Minister of Defense
Andrew Scobell
Bates Gill, Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Territorial Disputes 
Fu Kuen-chen, Dean of Xiamen University's South China Sea Institute
Kal Raustiala, Director of the UCLA Ronald Burkle Center for International Relations 
Yang Cuibai, Director of the International Policy and Legal Research Center at Sichuan University 
Daniel Lynch, USC professor of International Relations 
Tom Hollihan and Patricia Riley, USC Annenberg professors 
Zhan Zhang, USCI visiting scholar 
David M. Lampton, Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Security/Regional Disputes (Tinted Lens conference), 2013 
Tom Hollihan
June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami 
Security/Regional Disputes (Tinted Lens conference), 2013 
Minxin Pei, Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College
Security/Regional Disputes (Tinted Lens conference), 2013