Book from the People's Liberation Army Conference
Modernizing Deterrence: How China Coerces, Compels, and Deters
Modernizing Deterrence: How China Coerces, Compels, and Deters features papers from the 2021 People’s Liberation Army Conference convened by NBR and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s China Strategic Focus Group. Leading experts explore how the PLA’s modernizing capabilities and evolving doctrine suggest that a fundamental shift in China’s approach to deterrence may be underway. Taken together, the nine chapters collected in this volume reveal broad changes to China’s deterrence strategy across conventional, strategic, asymmetric, and emerging domains and consider how Chinese strategists and planners assess the PLA’s ability to navigate conflict scenarios when deterrence fails.