Conventional Prompt Global Strike: Progress, Prospects, and Implications for Strategic Volatility | Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy


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When and Where

  • 23/10/2014
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
    No. 1 East Zhongguancun Street, Building 1 Tsinghua University Science Park Innovation Tower, Room B1202C Haidian District, Beijing 100084 China
    Beijing
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Conventional Prompt Global Strike: Progress, Prospects, and Implications for Strategic Volatility | Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

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***RSVP*** Based on his recent research, James Acton will analyze the status of the U.S. CPGS program and assess its implications for regional and global security. Tong Zhao will moderate the event. Paul Haenle will introduce James Acton and make opening remarks.

Thursday, October 23, 10am-12pm
“Conventional Prompt Global Strike: Progress, Prospects, and Implications for Strategic Volatility”
James Acton, Senior Associate and Co-Director of the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Tong Zhao, Associate in the Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Paul Haenle, Director, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy | Free | Open to Public | Registration
 
For over a decade, the United States has sought to develop long-range, hypersonic conventional weapons for the Conventional Prompt Global Strike (CPGS) program. Successfully testing the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon in November 2011 marked an important breakthrough, although a second test in August 2014 was unsuccessful. Developing these weapons could have important implications—both positive and negative—for Asian-Pacific regional security. Confidence-building measures may reduce the risks of developing hypersonic weapons and instead enhance strategic stability. The United States and China can and should explore this avenue.
 
Based on his recent research, James Acton will analyze the status of the U.S. CPGS program and assess its implications for regional and global security. Tong Zhao will moderate the event. Paul Haenle will introduce James Acton and make opening remarks.
 
James Acton is a senior associate and co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research spans the field of nuclear policy. His most recent work focuses on Conventional Prompt Global Strike weapons and is widely regarded as among the most influential and authoritative work ever conducted on the subject.
 
Tong Zhao is an associate in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. His research focuses on strategic security issues, including nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, missile defense, strategic stability, and China’s security and foreign policy.
 
Paul Haenle is the director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. In addition to running the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center, Haenle is also an adjunct professor at Tsinghua, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses to Chinese and international students on international relations and global governance.
 
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