China and international peace and security
The China and International Peace and Security Project aims to advance contemporary China studies with a particular emphasis on China’s role and impact in global, non-traditional and transnational security.
Through comprehensive research, analysis, policy-relevant publications and other outputs, the Project analyses China’s transformation and helps policymakers, opinion leaders, scholars, businesses and the general public more fully understand the foreign and security policy implications of China’s role.
SIPRI's goal is to be one of the largest and most internationally competent China projects of any think tank in Europe—and one with a unique, well-established presence in China.
The aim of the Project
The Project undertakes research that combines SIPRI's long-standing focus on traditional security issues with an in-depth study of China's evolving international relations to understand the drivers which shape Chinese views and policies as an emerging global power. Our aim is to:
- Provide an excellent theoretical and intellectual basis from which to build a better understanding of China and formulate responses to Chinese foreign policy
- Carry out projects which build on Project and SIPRI-wide expertise on China's foreign and security policy challenges, including:
- China's evolving relations with key countries and regions: Europe, East Asia, Russia, Central Asia, Africa and the Arctic
- China's approach to transnational security issues: energy security, climate security, climate change, peacekeeping and conflict resolution
- China's role in traditional security concerns: arms trade, small arms, military expenditure, nuclear non-proliferation, and export controls
- Generate a strong output of authoritative research and publications in the form of books, research reports, policy briefs and op-eds
- Conduct high-profile outreach activities to further disseminate Project findings through: conferences in Sweden, Europe, China and North America; briefings for government, business and non-governmental organizations; and regular updates to the Project website
- Strengthen Sweden-based expertise on contemporary China studies by facilitating regular exchanges with Chinese academics and policymakers