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.
Following China’s Military Drills, Taiwan Settles Into New Normal
By Brian Hioe
China's live-fire drills did not spark much fear in Taiwan, where frequent Chinese military activities have long become a reality.
Do Legislative Visits Actually Help Taiwan?
By Andrei Lungu
Instead of deterring China, such visits in fact increase the risk of an invasion of Taiwan, because they create a nefarious incentive for it.
Taiwan’s KMT: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
By Micah McCartney
China’s aggressive maneuvers are making it harder for Taiwan’s main opposition party to finesse its cross-strait stance.
Which Asian Countries Support China in the Taiwan Strait Crisis – and Which Don’t?
By Shannon Tiezzi
An analysis of foreign ministry statements from across the Asia-Pacific region reveals which countries are hewing close to China's line, which lean toward the U.S., and which are staying neutral.
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.
Australia, China, and the Language of Humiliation
By Grant Wyeth
When Australia defends mutually beneficial rules – or the status quo in Taiwan – China takes offense.
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.
As China-US Ties Continue to Fray, Can Their Ambassadors Make Repairs?
By Chi Wang
During previous rounds of crisis, ambassadors helped negotiate solutions. Can Qin Gang and Nicholas Burns follow suit?
China Extends Threatening Military Exercises Around Taiwan
By Associated Press
Exercises near Taiwan were scheduled to end on August 7, but China’s military has announced new drills for the next week.
Pelosi Discusses Taiwan Tensions in Japan
By Mari Yamaguchi
The U.S. House speaker and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida both denounced China’s ongoing military drills near Taiwan, underscoring Japan's security concerns.
The Strategic Logic of Nancy Pelosi’s Visit to Taiwan
By James Lee and M. Patrick Hulme
Why did Pelosi go to Taiwan? Because Congress’ stance is particularly important for ensuring U.S. deterrence.