ISCS has been awarded a grant by the Carnegie Corporation of New York to study U.S. nuclear policy toward China. The ISCS project is one of four supported by a recent large Carnegie award to the Elliott School. As China modernizes and enlarges its strategic nuclear and conventional force, the United States will face an array of new questions and difficult policy challenges. The ISCS project will frame the full set of emerging nuclear issues, and the related set of conventional strategy issues, and analyze them fully. Among the key topics the project will address are U.S. nuclear strategy and forces; U.S. missile defense requirements and their implications for U.S. strategy and arms control; the implications of U.S. strategic nuclear choices for the U.S.-Japan alliance and for the nuclear proliferation decisions of Japan and South Korea; U.S. conventional strategy in East Asia and its relationship to U.S. nuclear strategy and capabilities; and, the possible escalatory dangers that could be generated by U.S. conventional operations. ISCS director Charles Glaser will lead the project. The other ISCS affiliated faculty members participating in the project are Stephen Biddle, Alexander Downes, Mike Mochizuki, and Caitlin Talmadge.