Is China deferring on disarmament?

By Private: Janice Sinclaire | December 6, 2016

This week we begin the third and final round of the Development and Disarmament Roundtable on China’s role in the nuclear world order. Is China a responsible nuclear stakeholder? Is Beijing abandoning the banning of the bomb? Or is the country merely waiting for the United States and Russia to lead the way?

Read on for more insights into how China should address disarmament and nonproliferation as its power and confidence increase.

In the nuclear world order, what role for China?
Hua Han, Rajesh Rajagopalan, Gregory Kulacki

Individual roundtable articles:
China, the increasingly responsible nuclear stakeholder
Hua Han

How China can address the world’s nuclear disorder
Rajesh Rajagopalan

China unwisely defers on disarmament
Gregory Kulacki

Washington and Moscow hold the keys to the door of disarmament
Hua Han

China and nonproliferation: Divergence between policy and actions
Rajesh Rajagopalan

Chairman Xi abandons banning the bomb
Gregory Kulacki

More reading:

China’s nuclear forces, 2016 Free access from the July/August subscription journal
Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris

China’s security agenda transcends the South China Sea
Free access from the July/August subscription journal
John W. Lewis and Xue Litai

How to save the INF Treaty (and arms control): Invite China
Petr Suchy and Bradley A. Thayer

What if China develops MIRVs?
David Cromer Logan and Tong Zhao

Drawing a line between conventional and nuclear weapons in China

David Cromer Logan

China’s rapidly expanding centrifuge enrichment capacity
Hui Zhang


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