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A Tale of Two Crises: Why US Strategy in Ukraine Has Few Implications for Taiwan
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.

Who Wants to See a War Over 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.
What Role Could Civilians Play in Taiwan’s Defense?
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?

If China Attacks Taiwan, What Will Europe Do?
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.

What Do Taiwanese Think of China’s Record-Setting Incursions Into Taiwan’s ADIZ?
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?

The PLA’s New Generals: Security Implications
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.

Afghanistan, Taiwan, and America’s ‘Fighting Spirit’
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.
A Taiwan Contingency and Japan’s Counterstrike Debate
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.

How Chinese Unmanned Platforms Could Degrade Taiwan’s Air Defense and Disable a US Navy Carrier
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.

Why a Taiwan Invasion Would Look Nothing Like D-Day
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.

How the Biden Administration Can Support Taiwan
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.
Beijing’s Military-Heavy Approach to Taiwan Locks the US and China in a Security Dilemma
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.

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