Track 1.5/2 Security Dialogues with China: Nuclear Lessons Learned

September, 2014
IDA document: P-5135
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Michael O. Wheeler See more authors
This paper describes an informal dialogue process known as Track 1.5/2 between the United States and China, that has been underway since the 1990s. Insights from that process are used to assess what the United States can learn from such talks to increase its understanding of China's nuclear intentions and activities. The primary conclusion is that while one must not expect too much from such talks, they are valuable endeavors and serve multiple purposes. They thus are worth continuing.