January 08, 2022
A Tale of Two Crises: Why US Strategy in Ukraine Has Few Implications for Taiwan
By Scott Singer and Mathias Gjesdal Hammer
The strategic lessons to be learned in a potential Ukraine conflict are limited – and potentially misleading when applied to Taiwan.
November 09, 2021
Who Wants to See a War Over Taiwan?
By Mu Chunshan
China is not about to invade Taiwan, but there are those in China, Taiwan, and the U.S. who benefit from pushing in that direction.
October 30, 2021
What Role Could Civilians Play in Taiwan’s Defense?
By Jacob Parakilas
Is there a place for civic defense in a world of high-tech strategic competition?
October 28, 2021
If China Attacks Taiwan, What Will Europe Do?
By Joris Teer and Tim Sweijs
Any decisions made in the event of a Chinese attack on Taiwan are likely to determine Europe’s place in the world for decades to come.
October 06, 2021
What Do Taiwanese Think of China’s Record-Setting Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ?
By Brian Hioe
Chinese military aircraft have broken consecutive records in the past week. What message is Beijing trying to send, and is it being received as intended?
September 28, 2021
The PLA’s New Generals: Security Implications
By Ying-Yu Lin
The significance and impact of the latest batch of promotion of senior PLA officers to the rank of general or admiral.
September 18, 2021
Afghanistan, Taiwan, and America’s ‘Fighting Spirit’
By Andrei Lungu
Long before the Afghanistan withdrawal, China had become convinced that the U.S. does not have the stomach for a protracted fight over Taiwan.
July 22, 2021
A Taiwan Contingency and Japan’s Counterstrike Debate
By Scott W. Harold and Satoru Mori
Japan’s increasing recognition that Taiwan is crucial to its own security has implications for Japan’s domestic defense debates and the Japan-U.S. alliance.
June 08, 2021
How Chinese Unmanned Platforms Could Degrade Taiwan’s Air Defense and Disable a US Navy Carrier
By Franz-Stefan Gady
A fictional war scenario showcases how emerging technological capabilities could be used in a future Sino-U.S. military confrontation over Taiwan.
May 26, 2021
Why a Taiwan Invasion Would Look Nothing Like D-Day
By Ian Easton
Our natural impulse when thinking about future amphibious operations is to look to the past. Yet the reality is that no good point of comparison for a Chinese invasion of Taiwan exists.
April 30, 2021
How the Biden Administration Can Support Taiwan
By Chip Gregson, Russell Hsiao, and Stephen Young
Deterring Chinese coercion will take a concerted effort across the economic, political, and military fronts.
April 20, 2021
Beijing’s Military-Heavy Approach to Taiwan Locks the US and China in a Security Dilemma
By Jo Kim
Beijing’s non-military options for coercing Taiwan are showing dwindling returns, meaning China is increasingly using military signaling to respond to any perceived provocation.