CWP alum on NCUSCR discussing 'Is the U.S. or Chinese military bigger?'

May 20, 2024

The military force of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), is the largest standing army in the world. However, the United States maintains the highest military expenditure in the world. How can Americans evaluate whether the U.S. or Chinese military is bigger? In an interview conducted on April 15, 2024, Isaac Kardon discusses the comparative capabilities of the PLA and U.S. militaries, and how strategists evaluate the threat the PLA holds towards American territories. U.S.-China Counterpoints explores common perspectives on the U.S.-China relationship held by those in both countries. Guided by leading experts, this series examines the facts behind common viewpoints, and the details that shape U.S.-China relations behind the headlines. About the speaker: _________________________________ ► Subscribe to our channel: ► Check out the rest of our videos and podcasts here: ► Follow @NCUSCR on Twitter:   / ncuscr   ► Facebook:   / ncuscr   ► Linkedin:   / ncuscr   ► Instagram:   / ncuscr    ► Visit our website for the latest information on our upcoming events, programs, digital content, and more:

Is the U.S. or Chinese military bigger? | U.S.-China Counterpoints - May 20, 2024

Isaac B. Kardon, Ph.D. (孔适海博士) is senior fellow for China studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is an international security scholar, specializing in Chinese foreign policy and maritime strategy.

Dr. Kardon’s work has been published in the New York Times, International Security, Security Studies, Foreign Affairs, and the Naval War College Review, delivered as congressional testimony, and briefed across the joint force and interagency.

His first book, China’s Law of the Sea: The New Rules of Maritime Order was published by Yale University Press in 2023 and has been reviewed in Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and Foreign Policy.

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