China’s Ballistic Missiles Update – 1999

China’s ballistic missiles pose a limited, but growing threat to the United States. Although in June 1998 Chinese President Jiang Zemin said that he and President Clinton agreed “we will…

Ballistic Missiles: Who Are the Future Suppliers?

Paper presented at the CSIS/NIC Conference on the Alternative Futures for Missile Proliferation I have been asked to predict how the spread of ballistic missiles might be fueled by exports….

China’s Submarine Forces

China currently possesses an aging force of Romeo- and Ming-class diesel submarines, as well as five nuclear-powered Han-class (SSN) submarines. China deploys only one Xia-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN),…

Iraq’s Missile Program Profile

By the time the first Gulf War began, Iraq had already proved its missile prowess. In the 1980’s, Iraq had fought and won a major conflict with Iran in which…

Pakistan’s Nuclear Capable Missiles

Pakistan has an extensive nuclear-capable ballistic missile program, as the April 1998 test-firing of the Ghauri missile illustrates. The program is almost entirely imported, despite official Pakistani claims to the…

Iran Missile Update – 1999

In July 1998, Iran took a giant step forward in its missile program by flight-testing the Shahab-3, an 800-mile nuclear-capable missile that will be able to reach Israel, Saudi Arabia,…

North Korea Missile Update – 1998

On August 31, 1998, North Korea launched what was initially believed to be a two-stage Taepodong 1 (TD1) missile eastward over Japan. The first stage of the missile fell into…

Testimony: China’s Proliferation Activities

Testimony of Gary Milhollin Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School and Director, Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control Before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence September 18, 1997 I am…