Comparing Defense Innovation in the United States, China, Russia, and India

 A scholarly exchange and dialogues funded by the Ford Foundation allowed IGCC to bring together a group of international experts to engage in meaningful discussion on topics related to defense economics, industry, technology, and management.
 
The activities were part of a partnership between IGCC and the Central University of Finance and Economics Institute of Defense Economics and Management (IDEM). Collaborative activities on these topics are rare between the United States and China, but essential to help to improve transparency, reduce mistrust, and open up new avenues for cooperation between the two countries. The addition of experts from Russia and India added a comparative dimension to the discussion.
 
One of the key conclusions from participants was that this was the first time that there had been a detailed academic exchange on defense innovation. IGCC hopes to sustain the partnership long term as a platform for exchange and communication.

Activities

Conference
August 26–27, 2013
University of California, San Diego
 
Workshop
August 29, 2013
UC Washington Center, Washington, DC
 
We gratefully acknowledge support for these activities from the Ford Foundation and the Naval War College.
 
Conference Agenda [pdf]
Speaker Biographies [pdf]

Publications

CHINA
The Current State of Defense Innovation in China and Future Prospects
Tai Ming CHEUNG
 
Defense Innovation in China: History, Lessons, and Trends
CHEN Bo and LIU Qun
 
THE UNITED STATES
The State of Defense Innovation in the United States.: How to Cope in an Age of Austerity
Jacques S. GANSLER
 
The State of U.S. Defense Innovation
Andrew ROSS
 
RUSSIA
Defense Innovation in Russia: The Current State and Prospects for Revival
Dmitry ADAMSKY
 
The State of Defense Innovation in Russia: Prospects for Revival?
Vasily KASHIN
 
INDIA
The State of Defense Innovation in India: Can It Catch Up with Global Leaders?
Richard A. BITZINGER
 
Dismal Show Amid Pockets of Excellence: The State of Defense Innovation in India
Deba R. MOHANTY