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US-China-Taiwan Tensions: New Status Quo? 
August 29, 2022

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?
August 17, 2022

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
August 13, 2022

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
August 11, 2022

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?
May 01, 2022

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
April 05, 2022

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.

Russia-Ukraine Tensions: Signals to China
January 04, 2022

Russia-Ukraine Tensions: Signals to China

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Karen-Anna Eggen.
Changing the Discourse on China’s Taiwan Policy
November 23, 2021

Changing the Discourse on China’s Taiwan Policy

By KAWASHIMA Shin
There has been much talk of an invasion. Time for a closer look.

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.

Dire Straits: Taiwan’s Fragile Status Quo
July 03, 2021

Dire Straits: Taiwan’s Fragile Status Quo

By Hanns W. Maull
For Taipei, Beijing, and Washington, the standoff is about national identities as much as territory.

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.
China’s Military Exercises Near Taiwan: The Lowdown on an Uptick
October 20, 2020

China’s Military Exercises Near Taiwan: The Lowdown on an Uptick

By Lu Li-shih
Since August, the PLA has carried out exercises aimed at testing its alongshore air defenses.

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