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SITC Policy Briefs


SERIES 8: The Human Dimension of China's Defense Science, Technology, and Innovation System

Setting the Stage: Analytical Frameworks

Research Brief 2015-1: The Human Dimension in Chinese Defense Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Overview

Research Brief 2015-2: China’s Talent Recruitment Programs: The Road to a Nobel Prize and World Hegemony in Science?

Research Brief 2015-3: Surveying China’s Science and Technology Human Talents Programs

The Management of Defense Programs

Research Brief 2015-4: Red, But More Expert: The Evolution of China’s “Two Chiefs” Program Manager System

Research Brief 2015-5: Puppies Who Climbed Out of the River: The Roles and Influence of Chief Commanders and Chief Designers

Bureaucratic Politics and Higher Education

Research Brief 2015-6: The Political and Bureaucratic Influence of the Defense Industrial Lobby in the Chinese Policy Process

Research Brief 2015-7: Higher Education and China’s Defense Science and Technology Establishment

Innovation Teams and China’s Cyber Workforce

Research Brief 2015-8: Defense Science and Technology Innovation Teams: Mechanisms and Indicators for Indigenous Innovation in China
Darren J. WRIGHT

Research Brief 2015-9: The Human Capital Ecosystem Underlying the PLA’s Network Weapons Development

China’s Defense Science and Engineering Communities

Research Brief 2015-10: Experts in Defense: How China’s Academicians Contribute to Its Defense Science and Technology Development

Research Brief 2015-11: Specialist Communities: People and Cultures in China’s Defense Science and Technology System


SERIES 7: Getting to Innovation: Assessing China's Defense Research, Development, and Acquisitions System

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Kevin Pollpeter 

2013 Overview

Policy Brief 2014-1: Changing Trends in the Global Research, Development, and Acquisition Process
Maggie MARCUM and Aliaksandr MILSHYN

Policy Brief 2014-2: Assessing High-Risk, High-Benefit Research Organizations: The “DARPA Effect”

Policy Brief 2014-3: A Comparative Study of Global Fighter Development Timelines

Cross-cutting Issues in China’s Research, Development, and Acquisition System

Policy Brief 2014-4: A Model for Analysis of China’s Defense Life Cycle Management System
Susan M. PUSKA, Aaron SHRABERG, Daniel ALDERMAN, and Jana ALLEN

Policy Brief 2014-5: The Role of Foreign Technology Transfers in China’s Defense Research, Development, and Acquisition Process

Policy Brief 2014-6: China’s Technology Acquisition System, Processes, and Future as an Integrator and Supplier

Sector Assessments

Policy Brief 2014-7: The Research, Development, and Acquisition Process for the Beidou Navigation Satellite Programs

Policy Brief 2014-8: Research, Development, and Acquisition in China’s Aviation Industry: the J-10 Fighter and Pterodactyl UAV
Andrew ERICKSON, Hanlu LU, Kathryn BRYAN, and Samuel SEPTEMBRE

Policy Brief 2014-9: Enabling Information-Based System of System Operations: The Research, Development, and Acquisition Process for the Integrated Command Platform

Policy Brief 2014-10: The Type 054/054A Frigate Series: China’s All-Purpose Surface Combatant
Gabe COLLINS, Morgan CLEMENS, and Kristen GUNNESS

Policy Brief 2014-11: China’s Defense RDA in the Ordnance Sector: A Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Case Study
Cortez A. COOPER, III, Daniel ALDERMAN, and  Mark COZAD

Policy Brief 2014-12: China’s Nuclear Weapons Program and the Chinese Research, Development, and Acquisition (RDA) System
Michael S. CHASE, Stephanie LIEGGI, Andrew S. ERICKSON, and Brian LAFFERTY


SERIES 6: Comparing U.S. and Chinese Approaches to Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Policy Decision-making

The History and Evolution of STI Policy Decision-making 

STI Research Brief 1: The Historical Evolution of STI Policy Decision-making and Key System Characteristics in the United States
Stephanie SHIPP, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech 

STI Research Brief 2: Evolution and System Characteristics of China’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies
WANG Yuan, Chinese Academy of Science and Technology Development

The Roles of Key Actors

STI Research Brief 3: The Role of Top-Level Key Actors in STI  Decision-making in China
SHI Dinghuan, Counselor of the State Council; former Member of the CPC Leading Group, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

STI Research Brief 4: The Role of the President in STI Policy-Making in the United States
David HART, Center for Science and Technology Policy, George Mason University

STI Research Brief 5: The Role of Congress in U.S. Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
David GOLDSTON, Natural Resources Defense Council 

STI Research Brief 6: Key Leaders in U.S. Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
David GOLDSTON, Natural Resources Defense Council

STI Research Brief 7: The Evolving Organization of U.S. Innovation Agencies: An Overview
William B. BONVILLIAN, MIT Washington Office 

The Influence of Financial and Budgetary Concerns on STI Decisions

STI Research Brief 8: Key Players and the Nature of Their Interactions in U.S. STI Policy: Resource and Budgetary Allocations by the White House and Congress
Mike HOLLAND, Center for Urban Science and Progress, New York University

STI Research Brief 9: Key Players and the Nature of Their Interactions in Chinese STI Resource and Budgetary Allocations
GUO Rong, Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development

The Influence of Other Organizations: National Academies, Federal Agencies and Ministries, R&D Institutes, Industry and Advisory Groups

STI Research Brief 10: The Roles and Influence of Congressionally-Chartered Honorific Organizations on STI Policy Decision-making in the United States
Deborah STINE, Carnegie Mellon University

STI Research Brief 11: National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology Roles and Influences on STI Policy-making
Kaye Husbands FEALING, University of Minnesota

STI Research Brief 12: Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers and Universities: Roles and Influence on STI Policy Decision-Making in the United States
Charles V. SHANK, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

STI Research Brief 13: The Role of Research Institutes and Universities in Science and Technology Decision-making in China
SUN Fuquan, Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development

The U.S.-China Innovation Gap

STI Research Brief 14: Measuring the U.S.-China Innovation Gap: Initial Findings of the UCSD-Tsinghua Innovation Metrics Survey Project
Peter COWHEY, Tai Ming CHEUNG, Barry NAUGHTON, and  Eric ANDERSON, UC San Diego
XUE Lan, CHEN Ling, and WANG Gangbo, Tsinghua University

SERIES 5: Rich Region, Strong States: The Political Economy of Security in Asia

I. The Economic Underpinnings of Military Power in the Asia-Pacific Region Over the Next Decade

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-1: Asian Defense Spending Trends

David J. Berteau and Joachim Hofbauer

II. The Military-Security Underpinnings of Economic Dynamics in Asia

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-2: The East Asian Political Economy: Stylized Facts and Security Debates
Stephan Haggard

III. Domestic Dynamics

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-3: Domestic Dynamics
T.J. Pempel

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-4: Can China’s Political System Sustain Its Peaceful Rise?
Susan L. Shirk

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-5: Drafting the U.S. Defense Budget: Cost Versus Risk
Tom Mahnken

IV. Key Trends in the Economic Geography of Security in Asia

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-6: China’s Political Uses of Sea Power
Toshi Yoshihara

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-7: Assessing Future Flashpoints in the South China Sea
Brad Kaplan

V. Trends in the Military-Security Dimensions of Industrialization, Technology Development, and the Changing Locus of Innovation in Asia

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-8: Japan in Asia’s Space Race: Directions and Implications
Saadia M. Pekkanen

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2013-9: The Third Wave: Innovation and Strategic Military Capacity in the Future
Peter Cowhey

SERIES 4: The Chinese Defense Economy Takes Off: Sector-By-Sector Assessments and the Role of Military End-Users  (IGCC, Oct. 2013).


SERIES 3: Changing Military Dynamics in East Asia: Grand Strategic and Technological Drivers and the Implications for U.S. and Regional Security

I. Evolving Grand Strategies

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 1: The United States’ Grand Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region
Thomas G. Mahnken

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 2: Changing Military Dynamics in East Asia: Australia’s Evolving Grand Strategy
Andrew Shearer

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 3: Grand Strategies on the Korean Peninsula
Stephan Haggard

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 4: A Dynamic Defense Force for Japan
Sugio Takahashi

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 5: India’s Grand Strategy: Some Preliminary Thoughts
Timothy D. Hoyt

 II. Technological Drivers

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 6: Japan’s Defense Industry in the Northeast Asia Strategic Landscape
Sugio Takahashi 

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 7: Southeast Asian Approaches to Military Technology and Defense Science and Technology
Richard A. Bitzinger

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 8: Regional Macro-Trends in the Development of Military Technology and Defense Science and Technology
Richard A. Bitzinger

 III. Implications

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 9: Through the Lens of Distance: Understanding and Responding to China’s “Ripples of Capability”
Andrew S. Erickson

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 10:Explaining Varying Asian Responses to China: Strategic Evolution in the Cases of Japan, Korea, and Thailand
John F. Fei

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 11: Japan’s China Strategy
Sugio Takahashi 

SITC-NWC Policy Brief 12: AirSea Battle and Escalation Risks
Joshua Rovner


SERIES 2: New Perspectives on Assessing the Chinese Defense Economy: 2011 Industry Overview and Policy Briefs

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Front Matter and Introduction

I.  New Perspectives on the Workings of the Chinese Defense Economy

Policy Brief 19. Rejuvenating the Chinese Defense Economy: Present Developments and Future Trends
Tai Ming Cheung

Policy Brief 20. Industrial Innovation in China’s Defense Research, Development and Acquisition Process
Tai Ming Cheung

Policy Brief 21. China’s Military Representatives: Striving Toward Professional Contracting and Procurement
Susan M. Puska, Joe McReynolds, and Debra Geary

Policy Brief 22. China’s Defense High-Tech Leadership: Implications for S&T Innovation
Eric Hagt

Policy Brief 23. China’s Defense Innovation System: Making the Wheels Spin
Kathleen A. Walsh and Ed Francis

Policy Brief 24. Civil–Military Integration Efforts in China
David Yang

II.  Case Study of the Chinese Space and Missile Industry

Policy Brief 25. The Chinese Missile Industry
Mark Stokes

Policy Brief 26. Organization as Innovation: China’s Human Spaceflight Program’s Efforts to Instill a Quality Management System
Kevin Pollpeter

Policy Brief 27. Frameworks for Analyzing Chinese Defense and Military Innovation
Tai Ming Cheung, Thomas G. Mahnken, and Andrew L. Ross

Policy Brief 28. Locating China’s Place in the Global Defense Economy
Richard Bitzinger, Michael Raska, Collin Koh Swee Lean, and Kelvin Wong Ka Weng

Policy Brief 29. China’s Rise as a Global S&T Power and China–EU Cooperation
Oliver Bräuner


SERIES 1: Policy Briefs on the Rise of the Chinese Defense Economy: Innovation Potential, Industry Performance, and Regional Comparisons

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I.  Understanding Military Innovation and Its Application to China's Emergence as a Major Defense Power

Policy Brief 1. On Military Innovation: Toward an Analytical Framework
Andrew Ross

Policy Brief 2. Understanding Military Innovation: Chinese Defense S&T in Historical and Theoretical Perspective
Thomas Mahnken

Policy Brief 3. The Chinese Defense Economy’s Long March From Imitation to Innovation
Tai Ming Cheung

Policy Brief 4. Does Doctrine Drive Technology or Does Technology Drive Doctrine?
Dennis Blasko

II. Assessing the State of China's Defense Technological and Industrial Base

Policy Brief 5. Contemporary Chinese Defense Industry Reform and Civil–Military Integration in Three Key Organizations
Edward Francis and Susan M. Puska

Policy Brief 6. China’s Defense Electronics Industry: Innovation, Adaptation, and Espionage
James Mulvenon and Matthew Luce

Policy Brief 7. China’s Shipbuilding Industry Development: A Boost for Naval Ship Production?
Gabe Collins

Policy Brief 8. China’s Ordnance Industry Under Modernization
Arthur Ding

Policy Brief 9. Trends in the Development of China’s Aviation Industry
Alison Peet and Samm Tyroler-Cooper

Policy Brief 10. China’s Space Industry in 2009: A Year in Review
Kevin Pollpeter

Policy Brief 11. Spin-on for the Renaissance? The Current State of China’s Nuclear Industry
Jingdong Yuan

III. China's Defense Technological Rise in Comparative Perspective: The Role of Defense Industries in Other Asia-Pacific Countries

Policy Brief 12. China’s Defense Technology and Industrial Base in a Regional Context
Richard Bitzinger

Policy Brief 13. The Slow Death of Japanese Techno-Nationalism? Comparative Lessons for China’s Future Defense Production
Christopher Hughes

Policy Brief 14. Defense Innovation and Industrialization in South Korea
Chung-In Moon and Jae Ok Paek

Policy Brief 15. The Current State of European Union–China High-Tech Cooperation
May-Britt Stumbaum and Oliver Bräuner