Cristina L. Garafola

My research focuses on Chinese defense issues, China's influence on regional actors, and implications for the United States.

You can learn more about my research and how to get in touch with me at the links above. 

My book is now available!

70 Years of the People's Liberation Army Air Force

Coauthored with Ken Allen, this book was published by the China Aerospace Studies Institute. We analyze the PLAAF’s evolution since its founding in 1949 through recent major developments. We focus on six main areas: strategy and theory, organizational structure, personnel, education, training, and military diplomacy and exchanges. The book concludes by exploring directions the PLAAF may pursue in each area leading up to the 80th anniversary of its founding in 2029. It's available on Amazon now and you can access a free PDF version here.