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Wings along the BRI: exporting Chinese UCAVs and security?

Alden, Christopher, Fiala, Lukas, Krol, Eric and Whittle, Robert (2020) Wings along the BRI: exporting Chinese UCAVs and security? Strategic Updates (May 2020). LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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China’s pursuit of military innovation has met a more active diplomacy along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Filling the void left by traditional suppliers, Chinese Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs) have proliferated along the BRI and are starting to affect Middle Eastern and African security landscapes. This Strategic Update explains the drivers and implications of these developments in the context of China’s modernising defence industrial base and more active role in security cooperation in the Global South.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 15:54
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2020 00:42

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