Daniel Urchick is a researcher for the online consultancy Wikistrat. He attends George Washington University for a M.A. in International Affairs focusing on Asia and security. His areas of professional interest include Russia, China, Central Asia, South Asia, and military modernization efforts.

Military strategy is inevitably defined – and redefined – by the defence industry and its innovators. One analyst looks at how a seminal strategic text now fits into the world of mini-UAVs, satellites, full motion video and other unprecedented ISR capabilities. Is it the technology that makes the real difference…or how we use it?...Full Article »
IntroductionI have previously asserted that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) “Peace Mission” military anti-terror exercises have numerous benefits for the Chinese military that are not available to it elsewhere. The Peace Mission exercises are multilateral and allow the PLA to practice joint and integrated warfare with the closest...Full Article »
Researcher Daniel Urchick puts himself into the shoes of China and assesses what the country will be looking to achieve in terms of military modernization in the coming years – and why.The views and opinions in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect or represent those of Defence IQ.––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––...Full Article »