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China and Taiwan: The Geopolitical Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight
October 21, 2022

China and Taiwan: The Geopolitical Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight

By Peter Birgbauer
Can the international community see through the fog of its current crises and adequately prepare for an even bigger crisis further down the road?

China’s Real Takeaway From the War in Ukraine: Grey Zone Conflict Is Best
October 06, 2022

China’s Real Takeaway From the War in Ukraine: Grey Zone Conflict Is Best

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
The steep costs of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will bolster China's continued use of its effective salami-slicing and grey zone tactics.
Building Taiwan’s Own Area Denial Capabilities
September 21, 2022

Building Taiwan’s Own Area Denial Capabilities

By Pei-Shiue Hsieh
Taiwan can use long-range anti-ship missiles to create its own A2/AD strategy.

How China’s Military Is Preparing for War With Taiwan
September 19, 2022

How China’s Military Is Preparing for War With Taiwan

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Joel Wuthnow.

How Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Drove Chinese Public Opinion Toward Reunification by Force
August 19, 2022

How Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan Drove Chinese Public Opinion Toward Reunification by Force

By Leo Chu
Since Pelosi’s visit, the future of the cross-strait issue has surged toward military conflict, as the Chinese public started to dismiss the possibility of peaceful reunification.

Potential Logistical and Operational Costs of a China-Taiwan Conflict
August 17, 2022

Potential Logistical and Operational Costs of a China-Taiwan Conflict

By Sara Hsu
Half of the global container fleet passed through the Taiwan Strait this year, making it a critical waterway for global supply chains.

Do Legislative Visits Actually Help Taiwan?
August 15, 2022

Do Legislative Visits Actually Help Taiwan?

By Andrei Lungu
Instead of deterring China, such visits in fact increase the risk of an invasion of Taiwan, because they create a nefarious incentive for it.
China’s New White Paper Lays out Vision for Post ‘Reunification’ Taiwan
August 11, 2022

China’s New White Paper Lays out Vision for Post ‘Reunification’ Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
For the first time, Beijing leaves open the possibility of an extended military occupation after unification, adding to fears that Taiwanese would be subject to a “re-education” campaign.

How Far Could the Quad Support Taiwan?
August 02, 2022

How Far Could the Quad Support Taiwan?

By Huynh Tam Sang and Trang Huynh Le
The Quad is supposed to help counterbalance China’s rise, but it remains unclear whether the bloc would intervene in the event of a Taiwan Strait conflict.

China Is Not Russia; Taiwan Is Not Ukraine
July 25, 2022

China Is Not Russia; Taiwan Is Not Ukraine

By Tiejun Zhang
The differences between each are stark enough that we can draw few useful parallels from the Ukraine War for Taiwan.

Xi Jinping Might Think He Can Handle His Own ‘Ukraine’
July 12, 2022

Xi Jinping Might Think He Can Handle His Own ‘Ukraine’

By Grant Newsham
Xi might look at what has happened in Ukraine, and to the Russians, and think he’s got a reasonable shot at Taiwan.
Japanese Former Defense Minister Morimoto Satoshi on a Taiwan Contingency
June 08, 2022

Japanese Former Defense Minister Morimoto Satoshi on a Taiwan Contingency

By Kosuke Takahashi
If “China can unify Taiwan while eliminating U.S. interference. This is the best scenario for China... The surrounding countries cannot help Taiwan.”

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