US Missile Defence Efforts and Chinas Reservations in East Asia

Dr. Christian Alwardt

In his latest publication in the academic journal Asian Affairs IFSH expert Christian Alwardt takes a look at US-American Missile Defence efforts in East Asia, which have been justified by referencing North Koreas missile programme. Although intended as deterred against North Korea, the US programme has great impact on US – China relations. The physicist and senior peace researcher Christian Alwardt analyses the intended setting of the US Ballistic Missile Defence system in East Asia, its plans and the likely strategic impact in order to understand the complexity of the situation and its possible destabilising consequences.

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