Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs

Director: Dr. Phillip C. Saunders

CSCMA serves as a national focal point and resource center for multidisciplinary research and analytic exchanges on the national goals and strategic posture of the People’s Republic of China and the ability of that nation to develop, field, and deploy an effective military instrument in support of its national strategic objectives. The center keeps officials in the Department of Defense (DOD), other Government agencies, and Congress apprised of the results of these efforts. CSCMA also engages the faculty and students of the National Defense University and other components of the DOD professional military education system in aspects of its work and thereby assists their respective programs of teaching, training, and research. The center also has an active outreach program designed to promote exchanges among American and international analysts of Chinese military affairs.