Peter Wood

Peter Wood edited The Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief publication between 2015 and 2018. Prior to coming to The Jamestown Foundation, he worked at the American Enterprise Institute and as a defense focused Chinese-language researcher. He received his M.A. in International Studies with a focus on strategic studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Mr. Wood earned a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Tech University. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. You can follow him on Twitter @PeterWood_PDW

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    China-Russia Relations Reality Check

    In 2017, China and Russia trumpeted the closeness of their relationship, calling it a historic highpoint. Xi Jinping has made good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin a priority, visiting

    Hungary: China’s Gateway to the EU Market

    On November 24, Li Keqiang, China’s premier and top economic official, arrived in Budapest to great fanfare (China Economic Daily, November 29). Although Hungary is not typically on lists of

    China-Qatar Relations in Perspective

    On June 5, Saudi Arabia announced it was cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar and closing its land border in response to Qatar “supporting terrorism.” Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab

    Snapshot: China’s Eastern Theater Command

    Delivering his work report to the National People’s Congress, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang noted that “the Chinese mainland will resolutely oppose and contain ‘Taiwan independence separatist activities’” (“台独”分裂活动) (Xinhua, March

    Special Issue: Sino-Indian Relations

    As Editor I have the pleasure of introducing our special issue on Sino-Indian Relations. The issue brings together a number of top China-watchers to examine the current security situation between

    Manila’s Pivot Toward Beijing

    In mid-October, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited China. His visit was marked by a recalibration in Philippine policy toward China and the announcement of economic and military “separation” from the

    Chinese Military Aviation in the East China Sea

    On September 25, the Chinese Air Force performed a series of long-range patrols through the Miyako Strait and into the Western Pacific involving more than forty aircraft (Xinhua, September 25).

    Chinese Perceptions of the “Third Offset Strategy”

    China is deeply committed to a series of military reforms involving reorganization, more realistic training, and advanced weapons—all interconnected by information technology and with the various services and branches working

    Chinese Military Promises Aid to Syria

    China has announced a shift in its foreign policy toward Syria. During a visit to Damascus on August 14, People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Rear Admiral Guan Youfei (关友飞) noted

    Snapshot: China’s Southern Theater Command

    On December 31, 2015 China began a major overhaul of its structure military organizational structure. This included the abolition of the seven previous Military Regions (军区) and the creation of five

    China’s Great Fishnet

    With the announcement that the Permanent Court of Arbitration will rule on July 12 on its case between the Philippine and Chinese governments regarding China’s territorial claims in the South

    Chinese Signaling in the South China Sea

    The recent landing of a Y-8X maritime surveillance aircraft on Fiery Cross Reef (永暑礁) in the South China Sea in response to an emergency is further evidence that China has

    Taiwan’s Elections; Chinese Military Reform

    Taiwan’s Elections Editor’s Note: Ahead of Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections on January 16, we have devoted a number of this issues’ articles to the question of what cross-Strait relations

    Exercises Highlight PLA Amphibious Capability

    Immediately following the May release of its new maritime-focused National Defense White Paper, China is practicing “new type naval combat force” operations in the South China Sea (Xinhua, May 26;

    Why China Wants the Su-35

    A senior executive at Russia’s state arms export company, Rosoboronexport, has said that Russia will sign a contract to sell the advanced Su-35 jet to China in 2014, while confirming