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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.

Taiwan Will Fight ‘to the Very Last Day’ If China Attacks
April 08, 2021

Taiwan Will Fight ‘to the Very Last Day’ If China Attacks

By Associated Press
Amid growing worries that China is preparing for military action, Taiwan’s foreign minister affirms Taiwanese “are willing to defend ourselves.”
Rumors of War in the Taiwan Strait
March 20, 2021

Rumors of War in the Taiwan Strait

By Denny Roy
Prospects of an imminent Chinese invasion are overblown – but that doesn’t mean Taiwan can be complacent.

China’s Military Actions Against Taiwan in 2021: What to Expect
December 18, 2020

China’s Military Actions Against Taiwan in 2021: What to Expect

By Ying-Yu Lin
A look at the security environment facing Taiwan in the upcoming year.

Would China Invade Taiwan for TSMC?
December 15, 2020

Would China Invade Taiwan for TSMC?

By John Lee
The second piece of a two-part analysis focusing on semiconductors and cross-strait geopolitics.

Taiwan, Chips, and Geopolitics: Part 1
December 10, 2020

Taiwan, Chips, and Geopolitics: Part 1

By John Lee
Taiwan’s TSMC is a critical part of the global semiconductor supply chain. What does that mean for the U.S. and China’s Taiwan policies?
What Taiwan’s Military Can Learn From the Armenia-Azerbaijan War
December 09, 2020

What Taiwan’s Military Can Learn From the Armenia-Azerbaijan War

By Eric Chan
Taiwan can take valuable lessons from the role of drones, decoys, and flexible thinking in the conflict.

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