Summary for the Conference on U.S.-China Strategic Nuclear Dynamics
October 19, 2006
On June 20 and 21, 2006, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), the RAND Corporation, and the China Foundation for International Strategic Studies (CFISS) jointly convened a unique “track 1.5” conference to discuss strategic nuclear weapons issues in the U.S.-China relationship. This was the third in a series of meetings that CSIS and CFISS initiated in January 2000, which has focused on the questions of strategic stability, nuclear strategy and doctrine, no-first-use (NFU), strategic reassurance, missile defense, and nonproliferation in U.S.-China relations. The aim of this conference series is to provide an unofficial but authoritative channel for discussing such sensitive issues in bilateral security relations.