Chinese-Tajikistani Security Cooperation Gaining Momentum In November 2022, China and Tajikistan agreed to increase bilateral security cooperation. The agreement marked the latest in a series of efforts since 1996 to increase security and economic cooperation. The partnership advances Chinese interests in the Central Asian region and comes as Russia, Tajikistan’s main security partner, is not…

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What instruments does China use to attempt to gain military influence abroad? These reports use FMSO’s M-DIME Research Project framework to assess the extent to which China has leveraged twelve tools of national power between 2013 and 2023 to gain military influence abroad. In doing so, they assess China’s current overall military influence abroad, as…

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by Ian M. Sullivan In its quest to become the predominant nation in the world, China is creating an armed capability to defeat the United States regionally and eventually globally. China’s military modernization covers every part of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities, and policy, or DOTMLPF-P. Click here.

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“Instruments of Chinese Military Influence in Iran” (by Lucas Winter, Jason Warner, and Jemima Baar) assesses that China’s current military influence in Iran is high, and is expected to increase over the next three years. Some of the primary instruments that China uses to gain influence in Iran are: defense-related diplomacy; cooperation in military intelligence/communication;…

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The Center for Naval Analyses released its report on the Doctrine of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Key Concepts.  This report is the second in a series focused on providing the US Army with basic information about how the PLA thinks about the issue of doctrine and some of their key guiding concepts for the…

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The Center for Naval Analyses released its report on The Personnel System of the PLA: 10 key Differences between the US and PRC Militaries.  This report will be a first in a series that supports the effort of providing US Army personnel with fundamental information about the people in the PLA. Specifically, this report identifies…

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Although it is crucial for Soldiers to stay up to date with the latest information about rapidly evolving threats and opposing forces, the traditional approach of disseminating lengthy and complex intelligence documents or in-person briefings may not be the most effective way to engage Soldiers who tend to exhibit a more self-directed and exploratory learning…

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Bradley Marvel, doctrine writer at TRADOC G2 and author behind ATP 7-100.3, Chinese Tactics, discusses the publication and the People’s Liberation Army. The Hindsight podcast is a production by the Army Foundry Platform located at Fort Liberty, NC. Their goal is to support the continuing education of their students by deep diving into topics that…

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