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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.

The End of Strategic Ambiguity in the Taiwan Strait
September 13, 2020

The End of Strategic Ambiguity in the Taiwan Strait

By Eric Chan
The collapse of confidence in long-term advantage means the era of strategic ambiguity is over.

Will Beijing’s Taiwan Strategy Backfire?
September 24, 2019

Will Beijing’s Taiwan Strategy Backfire?

By Travis Sanderson
China’s strategy of global diplomatic isolation will harm Chinese interests in the long-run.

Why Did Beijing Suppress Wang Yang’s Remarks on Taiwan?
May 30, 2019

Why Did Beijing Suppress Wang Yang’s Remarks on Taiwan?

By Dave Brown
The Politburo Standing Committee member spoke candidly at a cross-strait media summit – apparently too candidly.
Taiwan Vows ‘Forceful Expulsion’ of Chinese Fighters Flying in Taiwanese Airspace
April 05, 2019

Taiwan Vows ‘Forceful Expulsion’ of Chinese Fighters Flying in Taiwanese Airspace

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen slammed a “provocative” encroachment of Chinese aircraft.

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