August 29, 2022
US-China-Taiwan Tensions: New Status Quo?
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Eric Chan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 04, 2022
Russia-Ukraine Tensions: Signals to China
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Karen-Anna Eggen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.