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BATES GILL is Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy 101 Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He previously directed East Asian programs at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute, Monterey, California, and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and formerly held the Fei Yiming Chair in Comparative Politics at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, China. A specialist in East Asian foreign policy and politics, his research focuses primarily on Northeast Asian political, security, and military-technical issues, especially with regard to China. His current research addresses the divergence in strategic outlook which characterizes the U.S.-China relationship. He is the author of two books, China’s Arms Acquisitions from Abroad: A Quest for “Superb and Secret Weapons” (Oxford University Press, 1995, with Taeho Kim) and Chinese Arms Transfers (Praeger, 1992). His third book, for which he is co-editor, is entitled, Arms, Transparency, and Security in Southeast Asia (Oxford University Press, 1997). His works have appeared in The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Pacific Review, Asian Survey, Foreign Affairs, National Interest, Orbis, China Economic Review, China Quarterly, SIPRI Yearbook, Far Eastern Economic Review, Jane’s Defence Weekly, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Jane’s Defence Yearbook, and Business Times. Dr. Gill received his Ph.D. in foreign affairs from the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia.
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Authored by Dr. Bates Gill, Mr. Evan S. Medeiros.
Although China experienced a significant decline in its arms exports in the 1990s (down from the boom times of the 1980s), the PRC provides a significant array of lethal weapons and sensitive defense technologies to states around the world. These exports provide an invaluable means by which to assess the progress and performance of China's military-industrial complex.
Authored by Dr. Bates Gill, LTC Lonnie Henley.
Dr. Bates Gill argued that there is more to participating in the RMA than securing or producing high-tech weaponry. Army Lieutenant Colonel Lonnie Henley argues that, over the next 20 years, China will deploy a dozen or so divisions possessing relatively advanced systems, but that overall, the PLA will remain about a generation behind the U.S. Army.