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Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
May 17, 2019
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
A look at Taiwan's military force posture and procurement amid advances in capability by China's PLA.
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion, Part 3: Taiwan's Countermeasures
China’s Influence Operations in Asia: Minding the Open Door Challenge
May 14, 2019
China’s Influence Operations in Asia: Minding the Open Door Challenge
While attention to Beijing’s conduct is important, addressing the permissive conditions that create an enabling environment for its activities should remain front and center.
China’s Influence Operations in Asia: Minding the Open Door Challenge
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
April 19, 2019
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
What would be the role of China's missile and naval forces in an invasion of Taiwan?
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion Part 2: Missile and Naval Domains
Does Russian Military Aviation Have Anything Left to Offer China?
April 05, 2019
Does Russian Military Aviation Have Anything Left to Offer China?
A look at the possibility of further Russia fighter sales to the People’s Liberation Army.
Does Russian Military Aviation Have Anything Left to Offer China?
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain
April 03, 2019
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain
How would the PLA use its air power in a Taiwan invasion in a late 2019 time frame?
Anatomy of a Taiwan Invasion: The Air Domain
China Isn’t Hearing Asia’s Fears About Its Military Buildup
March 11, 2019
China Isn’t Hearing Asia’s Fears About Its Military Buildup
The response to the country’s new defense budget suggests that Beijing continues to be tone deaf to regional anxieties.  
China Isn’t Hearing Asia’s Fears About Its Military Buildup
Is China’s Path to Military Parity With the US Through Intellectual Property Theft Doomed?
March 08, 2019
Is China’s Path to Military Parity With the US Through Intellectual Property Theft Doomed?
A new article turns conventional wisdom on competitive military modernization on its head.
Is China’s Path to Military Parity With the US Through Intellectual Property Theft Doomed?
M. Taylor Fravel on How the People's Liberation Army Does Military Strategy
January 30, 2019
M. Taylor Fravel on How the People's Liberation Army Does Military Strategy
The Diplomat speaks with M. Taylor Fravel about how China's People's Liberation Army thinks about war.
M. Taylor Fravel on How the People's Liberation Army Does Military Strategy
The Linkages Between China's Global Military Ambitions and the Belt and Road Initiative
September 06, 2018
The Linkages Between China's Global Military Ambitions and the Belt and Road Initiative
A new U.S. Department of Defense report describes trends in Chinese military modernization.
The Linkages Between China's Global Military Ambitions and the Belt and Road Initiative
What Are China’s Military Recruitment Priorities?
August 10, 2018
What Are China’s Military Recruitment Priorities?
The recruitment priorities of China’s military reflect, among other things, its growing technological sophistication.
What Are China’s Military Recruitment Priorities?
China Tests New 'Waverider' Hypersonic Vehicle
August 09, 2018
China Tests New 'Waverider' Hypersonic Vehicle
The hypersonic aircraft sustained speeds above Mach 5.5.
China Tests New 'Waverider' Hypersonic Vehicle
Army Day in China Exposes Xi Jinping’s PLA Challenges
August 02, 2018
Army Day in China Exposes Xi Jinping’s PLA Challenges
Problems abound, from closing down PLA businesses to taking care of veterans.
Army Day in China Exposes Xi Jinping’s PLA Challenges
Where Are the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Guided Bombs?
July 20, 2018
Where Are the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Guided Bombs?
Why the PLA still lacks widespread deployment of guided direct attack munitions.
Where Are the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Guided Bombs?
China's Navy Commissions 41st Type 056/056A Stealth Warship
June 13, 2018
China's Navy Commissions 41st Type 056/056A Stealth Warship
The Chinese Navy reportedly commissioned another Type056 stealth corvette into service this month.
China's Navy Commissions 41st Type 056/056A Stealth Warship
China’s Security Gambit in the Indian Ocean
May 11, 2018
China’s Security Gambit in the Indian Ocean
Should China’s expanding naval footprint in the Indian Ocean be a cause for concern?
China’s Security Gambit in the Indian Ocean
Could China Flash Invade Taiwan?
May 02, 2018
Could China Flash Invade Taiwan?
A look at what would be the ultimate nightmare scenario for Taiwan.
Could China Flash Invade Taiwan?
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