Kevin Pollpeter

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Kevin Pollpeter

Research Scientist

EXPERTISE: Autonomy, AI and Drones, Defense Technology, China


Kevin Pollpeter is a research scientist in the CNA China Studies Division. He is an internationally recognized expert on China's space program and is widely published on Chinese national security issues, focusing on Chinese military modernization, China's defense industry, and Chinese views on information warfare. His publications include China Dream, Space Dream: China's Progress in Space Technologies and Implications for the United States; Planning for Innovation: Understanding China's Plans for Technological, Energy, Industrial, and Defense Development; and "Chinese Writings on Cyberwarfare and Coercion," in China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain. A Chinese linguist, he holds an M.A. in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at King's College London.


February 23, 2017

CNA analyst Kevin Pollpeter is speaking at the Hearings on China's Advanced Weapons on "Panel III: China’s Counterspace, Unmanned, and Artificial Intelligence Weapons Program." The panel is also available via webcast.


December 15, 2016

The China Maritime Studies Institute and the Naval Institute Press publishes Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: An Ambitious and Uncertain Course, with a chapter on "China’s Military Shipbuilding Research, Development, and Acquisitions System" by CNA analyst Kevin Pollpeter