On The Radar
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Iran poses the greatest threat to regional security and stability, the commander of U.S. Central Command said.
Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. spoke today at a Middle East Institute webinar titled, "Centcom and the Shifting Sands of the Middle East."
Read more: Iran Poses Greatest Threat to Region, Centcom Commander Says
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Since 2002, China’s leaders – including President Xi Jinping – have characterized the initial two
decades of the 21st century as a “period of strategic opportunity.”
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China’s leaders have benefited from what they view as a “period of strategic opportunity” during the initial two decades of the 21st century to develop domestically and expand China’s “comprehensive national power.”
Over the coming decades, they are focused on realizing a powerful and prosperous China that is equipped with a “world-class” military, securing China’s status as a great power with the aim of emerging as the preeminent power in the Indo-Pacific region.
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Washington, D.C., 11-2-1-2019
China’s attention to missions guarding its overseas interests and outward shifts in its military emphasis have increasingly propelled the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) beyond China’s borders and its immediate periphery.
Read more: Role of Communist China’s Military in Foreign Policy Objectives