China’s Word Game: A New Narrative of the “One China Principle”
By Chien-Huei Wu, Ching-Fu Lin, and Yun-Sheng Lin
China has been attempting to camouflage its “one China principle” as a “general principle of law” in the international arena to strengthen the legitimacy of its claim over Taiwan.
Will China Embrace Nuclear Brinkmanship as It Reaches Nuclear Parity?
By Michael Tkacik
In the future, China may incorporate nuclear weapons into its framework of political threats, intimidation, and even the use of force to achieve its international goals.
China’s Military Exercises Near Taiwan: Signaling and War Scares
By Narantsatsral Enkhbat
Beijing uses military exercises for a wide variety of reasons, from military training purposes to political and strategic ends.
China’s Naval ‘Silkworm Eating’ Strategy for Taiwan
By Andrew Orchard
A look at how the gradual encroachment strategy plays out with the People’s Liberation Army Navy surface force.
China’s Weapon of Choice in Taiwan
By Chihwei Yu
While military operations spark the most attention, China prefers an easier path: spreading disinformation and fake news in Taiwan.
Suppose the US Defeats a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan. What Then?
By Connor Swank
A Taiwan conflict in which the United States and its allies win the battles but lose the war would not be a historical first.
US-China-Taiwan Tensions: New Status Quo?
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Eric Chan
Crossing the Line: The Makings of the 4th Taiwan Strait Crisis?
By Olli Pekka Suorsa and Adrian Ang U-Jin
The PLA response to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit represents the riskiest and most intense challenge to the median line to date.
The Realist Underpinnings of China’s Taiwan Strategy
By Corey Lee Bell
Yes, “reunification” is a matter of national pride and prestige for China. But isolating Taiwan also serves a critical strategic function – and that helps explain Beijing’s response to Pelosi’s visit.
Beijing’s Strategic Dilemma on Cross-Strait Relations
By Zhenze Huang
China has been forced into a reactive position when it comes to cross-strait relations, largely thanks to its inflexibility.
Can the US Deter a Taiwan Invasion?
By David Gitter
Rethinking “strategic ambiguity” is important, but in the meantime Washington must compensate for its dwindling military advantage over China with more costly signals of political resolve.
Look to Hong Kong, Not Ukraine, For Signals About China’s Taiwan Plans
By Dennis Kwok and Johnny Patterson
Few took it seriously when Xi Jinping first said he would consolidate control over Hong Kong. We must not make the same mistake when analyzing Xi's plans for Taiwan.