China is dramatically enhancing its nuclear arsenal and military capabilities. Practitioners in the United States, Japan and elsewhere increasingly wonder what could motivate Chinese leaders to explore arms control as a way to mitigate the costs and instabilities of arms racing and potential conflict.
Nobumasa Akiyama is professor of International Relations at the School of International and Public Policy and the Graduate School of Law at Hitotsubashi University. He is also an adjunct research fellow at Japan Institute of International Affairs.
Perkovich works primarily on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation issues; cyberconflict; and new approaches to international public-private management of strategic technologies.
Brad Roberts is director of the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Among his recent publications is an edited CGSR Occasional Paper entitled “Taking Stock: US-China Track 1.5 Nuclear Dialogue."
TAKAMIZAWA Nobushige is a professor in the Graduate School of Public Policy at University of Tokyo. He served as Ambassador of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva from December 2016 to January 2020.
Caitlin Talmadge is associate professor of Security Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she specializes in the study of nuclear deterrence and escalation, civil-military relations, and military operations and strategy.
Yao Yunzhu is a retired major general of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, director emeritus of the Center on China-American Defense Relations, senior advisor to the China Association of Military Science, and senior adviser to the Pangoal Institution.
Tong Zhao is a senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program.