By Samuel M. Hickey Since the signing of a 25-year trade and military partnership between Iran and China in early 2020, there has been great speculation about the “selling off” of Iran to China. And while there has been further prediction that China’s increasing diplomatic efforts in the Middle East signal an intention to replace […]
By Samuel Hickey China’s efforts to increase its military strength and the signs that it may seek to increase its stockpile of nuclear warheads by the end of the decade are indeed challenges. However, as my colleague John Erath has noted, the initial response in Washington has had the wrong focus. It is time to think creatively to jumpstart […]
Research Analyst Samuel Hickey appeared on a recent episode of the Power Play podcast, where he discusses China’s recently launched hypersonic weapon, the state of China’s current nuclear arsenal, export control initiatives, and China-U.S. relations surrounding nuclear weapons and arms control.
Research Analyst Samuel Hickey wrote an op-ed in The Diplomat arguing that engaging China in talks for its accession to the Missile Technology Control Regime could open the way for broader arms control talks. “The November 15 virtual summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping produced no breakthroughs, but clearly both Washington and Beijing are […]
Senior Fellow John Isaacs wrote an op-ed in the National Interest arguing that an effective policy response to China’s military buildup should consider all aspects of the situation, not just the potential numbers of nuclear weapons or ships, and employ all instruments of policy, not just the military. “In early November, the Defense Department released […]