China Defense and Security Conference 2014
Fourth Annual China Defense and Security Conference
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Root Conference Room
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036-2109
The Jamestown Foundation will hold its Fourth Annual China Defense and Security Conference on March 25 in Washington, D.C. In keeping with the Foundation's mission, the conference will focus on understanding China's rising military power and strategy by carefully examining Chinese-language… Show more sources. Speakers at the conference will provide an extensive overview of recent developments in military training and operations reform, and take on challenging questions in Chinese foreign policy, including:
How do Chinese leaders reconcile a drive to improve relations with neighboring states with increasingly aggressive actions in territorial disputes?
Is popular nationalism an external constraint on Chinese policy-making, or it is cultivated to support China's positions?
What is the role of cyber-warfare in Chinese strategic thought?
Get highlights on Twitter at #ChinaDefense2014 and by following @JTChinaBrief.
Registration 8:00 A.M.–8:30 A.M.
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Welcome 8:30 A.M.–8:40 A.M.
Glen E. Howard President, The Jamestown Foundation
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Panel One 8:40 A.M.–10:00 A.m.
Recent Developments In CHINA’S External RELATIONS
Moderator: Abraham M. Denmark Vice President for Political and Security Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research
“China’s ‘New Type of Major Power Relations’” Michael Chase Senior Political Scientist, Rand Corporation “The Party Work Conference on ‘Peripheral Diplomacy’” Bonnie Glaser Senior Adviser for Asia, Center for Strategic and International Studies
“New Trends in Chinese Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean” R. Evan Ellis Associate Professor, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
Q & A
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Coffee Break 10:00 A.M.–10:15 A.M.
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Panel Two 10:15 A.M.–11:50 A.m.
Reforms To Military Training And Operations
Moderator: Dean Cheng Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
“PLA Aviator Recruitment, Education and Training” Kenneth Allen Senior China Analyst, Defense Group Inc.
“The PLA’s Progress Toward Joint Operations” Kevin McCauley Independent Analyst
“Xi Jinping’s Military Reform Drive” Timothy Heath Senior Analyst, United States Pacific Command
“Winter Training: The PLA’s New Normal” Dennis Blasko Independent Analyst
Q & A
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Luncheon 11:50 P.M.–12:20 P.M.
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Panel Three 12:20 P.M.–2:00 P.M.
China ’S Strategy For The “Network DOMAIN”
“Chinese Views of Offense and Defense in the Network Domain” Joe McReynolds Research Analyst, Defense Group, Inc., Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis
“The Role of Cyber-Warfare in China’s Intelligence and Strategic Practices” Peter Mattis Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation
“The Chinese Approach to Defending Cyberspace” Leigh Ann Ragland Research Analyst, Defense Group, Inc., Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis
“Chinese Cyber-war up Close: The View from Taiwan” Russell Hsiao Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Project 2049 Institute
Q & A
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Coffee Break 2:00 P.M.–2:30 P.M.
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Panel Four 2:30 P.M.–3:25 P.M.
China ’S Territorial Dispute In The East China SEA
“Popular Nationalism and Territorial Disputes” Andrew Chubb Author, South Sea Conversations
“China's Maritime Strategic Direction and Taiwan's Peace Initiative” Alexander Huang Professor, Graduate Institute of Strategic Studies, Tamkang University
Q & A
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Concluding Remarks 3:25 P.M.–4:10 P.M.
“Regional Fallout from the Adiz Crisis: The Role of the Us in Managing Territorial Disputes in East Asia”
Admiral Timothy Keating, USN (Ret.) Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command
Q & A
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Conclusion 4:10 P.M.
Admiral Timothy Keating, USN (Ret.)
Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Command
Admiral Timothy Keating is a highly decorated, retired Admiral in the U.S. Navy and the former Commander of the United States Pacific Command (Cincpac), where he worked to preserve the security of our nation across the Asia-Pacific region. Previously he served as Commander of the United States Northern Command (Northcom), responsible for protecting the United States homeland and providing support to federal, state and local officials in times of crisis. During this same time, he also served as Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad), providing aerospace warning, air sovereignty and defense for the United States and Canada.
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Panel One: Recent Developments In CHINA’S External RELATIONS
Abraham M. Denmark
Vice President for Political and Security Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Abraham M. Denmark is Vice President for Political and Security Affairs at NBR, where he manages a team of resident and non-resident experts and staff to bring objective, detailed analysis of geopolitical trends and challenges in Asia to the attention of policymakers in Washington, D.C. Mr. Denmark has significant experience both inside and outside government. He previously worked as a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and served in the Pentagon as Country Director for China Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Denmark also serves as a Senior Advisor at the Center for Naval Analyses and is on the Advisory Council of the Emerging Science and Technology Policy Centre. He is a member of the National Committee on United States–China Relations, the U.S. Naval Institute, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Senior Political Scientist, Rand Corporation
Michael S. Chase, Ph.D., is a Senior Political Scientist at Rand and an adjunct professor in the China Studies and Strategic Studies Departments at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (Sais) in Washington, DC. A specialist in China and Asia-Pacific security issues, he was previously an Associate Professor at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, where he served as director of the strategic deterrence group in the Warfare Analysis and Research Department and taught in the Strategy and Policy Department. Prior to joining the faculty at NWC, he was a Research Analyst at Defense Group Inc. and an Associate International Policy Analyst at Rand. He is the author of the book Taiwan's Security Policy and numerous chapters and articles on China and Asia-Pacific security issues. His current research focuses on Chinese military modernization, China's nuclear policy and strategy and nuclear force modernization, Taiwan's defense policy, and Asia-Pacific security issues.
Senior Adviser for Asia, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia in the Freeman Chair in China Studies, where she works on issues related to Chinese foreign and security policy. She is concomitantly a senior associate with Csis Pacific Forum and a consultant for the U.S. government on East Asia. Prior to joining Csis, she served as a consultant for various U.S. government offices, including the Departments of Defense and State. Ms. Glaser has written extensively on Chinese threat perceptions and views of the strategic environment, China’s foreign policy, Sino-U.S. relations, U.S.-China military ties, cross-strait relations, Chinese assessments of the Korean peninsula, and Chinese perspectives on missile defense and multilateral security in Asia. She is currently a board member of the U.S. Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and she served as a member of the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board China Panel in 1997.
R. Evan Ellis
Associate Professor, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
Dr. Evan Ellis is an analyst of Latin American economic, political and security issues, with a research focus on Latin America’s relationships with China and other actors beyond the region, including India, Russia and Iran. He is Associate Professor with the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and non-Resident Senior Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC.
Dr. Ellis has published 75 works, including the 2009 book China in Latin America: The Whats and Wherefores and the 2013 book The Strategic Dimension of Chinese Engagement with Latin America, as well as articles in national security, finance, and technical journals. His new book, Chinese Companies On the Ground in Latin America is anticipated for publication through Palgrave Macmillan in late 2014. Dr. Ellis holds a PhD in political science with a specialization in comparative politics.
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Panel Two: Reforms To Military Training & Operations
Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Dean Cheng is currently the Senior Research Fellow for Chinese Political and Military Affairs at the Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining the Heritage Foundation, he was a senior analyst with the China Studies Division (previously, Project Asia) at Cna from 2001-2009. He specialized on Chinese military issues, with a focus on Chinese military doctrine and Chinese space capabilities. He has written a number of papers and book chapters examining various aspects of Chinese security affairs, including Chinese military doctrine, the military and technological implications of the Chinese space program, and the dual-use nature of Chinese industrial and scientific infrastructure.
He has testified before Congress, and spoken at the National Space Symposium, the Us National Defense University, the Us Air Force Academy Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Policy, and MIT.
Senior China Analyst, Defense Group Inc.
Ken Allen is a Senior China Analyst with Defense Group Inc. (Dgi), where he focuses on China’s military organizational structure, personnel, education, training, and foreign relations with particular emphasis on the Pla Air Force. During 21 years in the U.S. Air Force (1971-1992), he served as an enlisted Chinese and Russian linguist and intelligence officer with tours in Taiwan, Berlin, Japan, Hawaii, China, and Washington DC. From 1987-1989, he served as the Assistant Air Attaché in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He was inducted into DIA’s Defense Attaché Hall of Fame in 1997. He has B.A. degrees from the University of California at Davis and the University of Maryland and an M.A. degree from Boston University. He has written numerous monographs, book chapters, and journal articles on the Pla. He has also been a speaker at the first three China Defense and Security Conferences.
Kevin McCauley has spent the majority of his 30-plus year career in the Federal Government as the Senior Intelligence Officer (Sio) with the U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center (Ngic), Charlottesville, Va. He represented Ngic on numerous advisory boards and working groups supporting the Intelligence Community, National Intelligence Council (Nic) and U.S. Pacific Command (Pacom). Mr. McCauley has traveled extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific region for the government. Prior to becoming Sio for China and Taiwan, he was a senior analyst for the Soviet Union and Russia. He has written numerous intelligence products for decision makers and combatant commands, including contributing to the annual Report to Congress on China’s military power. Mr. McCauley is currently researching and writing a book on Chinese warfare. Timothy Heath
Senior Analyst, United States Pacific Command
Mr. Timothy Heath is Senior Analyst for the Uspacom China Strategic Focus Group, where he oversees strategic level assessments and research for the Uspacom commander. He has over fourteen years' experience as a China specialist in the Us government and eight years of experience in the Us Army. Mr. Heath has published academic articles in Asian Security, Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief, and the American Intelligence Journal, as well as a book chapter on party military relations in the forthcoming National Bureau of Asian Research/Strategic Studies Volume, A Retrospective of the Pla in the Hu Jintao Era . Mr. Heath’s first book on the organization and ideology of the CCP as a governing party is scheduled to be released late this year. A fluent Chinese speaker, Mr. Heath is currently pursuing a PhD in Political Science at the University of Hawaii and has a Master’s of Arts in Asian Studies from George Washington University.
Dennis J. Blasko, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), served 23 years as a Military Intelligence Officer and Foreign Area Officer specializing in China. Mr. Blasko was an army attaché in Beijing from 1992-1995 and in Hong Kong from 1995-1996. He also served in infantry units in Germany, Italy, and Korea and in Washington at the Defense Intelligence Agency, Headquarters Department of the Army (Office of Special Operations), and the National Defense University War Gaming and Simulation Center. Mr. Blasko is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School. He has written numerous articles and chapters on the Chinese military and defense industries and is the author of the book, The Chinese Army Today: Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century, second edition (Routledge, 2012).
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Panel Three: China ’S Strategy For The ‘NETWORK DOMAIN’
Research Analyst, Defense Group, Inc., Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis
Joe McReynolds is a Research Analyst at Defense Group Inc.'s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis. His research interests primarily center on China’s approach to computer network warfare and defense science & technology development. Mr. McReynolds has previously worked with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council for International Policy, and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Graduate Security Studies programs. He speaks and reads Chinese and Japanese, and has lived and studied in Nagoya, Guilin and Beijing.
Fellow, The Jamestown Foundation
Peter Mattis is a Fellow in the China Program at The Jamestown Foundation and a PhD student in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. He edited Jamestown’s biweekly China Brief from 2011 to 2013. Prior to The Jamestown Foundation, Mr. Mattis worked as an international affairs analyst for the Us Government. He received his M.A. in Security Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and earned his B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. He also previously worked as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Asian Research in its Strategic Asia and Northeast Asian Studies programs
Leigh Ann Ragland
Research Analyst, Defense Group, Inc., Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis
Leigh Ann Ragland is a research analyst at Defense Group Inc.’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis. Her primary research interests include PRC S&T development, military-civilian integration, and defense Rda process for electronics and It, particularly software. Ms. Ragland has 11 years of Chinese language experience and a broad background in It. Prior to joining Dgi, she worked at the Software and Information Industry Association and Springboard Enterprises. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Chinese Language and Literature from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and a certificate in advanced Chinese studies from Peking University.
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Project 2049 Institute
Russell Hsiao is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Project 2049 Institute, and a National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, DC. He served as Editor of China Brief from 2007-2011. He is currently a J.D. candidate at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC.
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Panel Four: China ’S Territorial Dispute In The East China SEA
Author, South Sea Conversations
Andrew Chubb is a PhD candidate in international relations at the University of Western Australia and runs the blog South Sea Conversations .
Professor, Graduate Institute of Strategic Studies, Tamkang University
Dr. Alexander Chieh-cheng Huang is professor at Tamkang University and Chairman & CEO of the Council on Strategic & Wargaming Studies in Taiwan. He is also a non-resident senior associate at the Washington DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Huang previously served in the Taiwan Government as Deputy Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council, and has been working closely with consecutive governments on foreign and security.
Dr. Huang did his graduate studies at School of Foreign Service (MSFS), Georgetown University and Department of Political Science, George Washington University where he received his doctoral degree. He specializes in Asian and Chinese foreign & security affairs. His most recent publication is “Taiwan in an Asian “Game of Thrones,” Asia Policy, (National Bureau of Asian Research, Jan. 2013).
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