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U.S. defense of Taiwan

Correcting the Record on US Taiwan Policy
October 28, 2022

Correcting the Record on US Taiwan Policy

By Ben Lowsen
The important nuances of “strategic ambiguity” and other elements of U.S. policy are often lost in the headlines.

China and Taiwan: The Geopolitical Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight
October 21, 2022

China and Taiwan: The Geopolitical Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight

By Peter Birgbauer
Can the international community see through the fog of its current crises and adequately prepare for an even bigger crisis further down the road?
Making Sense of Biden’s Taiwan Policy
September 22, 2022

Making Sense of Biden’s Taiwan Policy

By Denny Roy
The Biden team thinks its adjustments to Taiwan policy will prevent a miscalculation by Beijing. Unfortunately, that may itself be a miscalculation.

How Far Could the Quad Support Taiwan?
August 02, 2022

How Far Could the Quad Support Taiwan?

By Huynh Tam Sang and Trang Huynh Le
The Quad is supposed to help counterbalance China’s rise, but it remains unclear whether the bloc would intervene in the event of a Taiwan Strait conflict.

Xi Jinping Might Think He Can Handle His Own ‘Ukraine’
July 12, 2022

Xi Jinping Might Think He Can Handle His Own ‘Ukraine’

By Grant Newsham
Xi might look at what has happened in Ukraine, and to the Russians, and think he’s got a reasonable shot at Taiwan.

Japanese Former Defense Minister Morimoto Satoshi on a Taiwan Contingency
June 08, 2022

Japanese Former Defense Minister Morimoto Satoshi on a Taiwan Contingency

By Kosuke Takahashi
If “China can unify Taiwan while eliminating U.S. interference. This is the best scenario for China... The surrounding countries cannot help Taiwan.”

What Could European Militaries Contribute to the Defense of Taiwan?
April 01, 2022

What Could European Militaries Contribute to the Defense of Taiwan?

By Franz-Stefan Gady and Oskar Glaese
It is clear that European militaries can contribute to the defense of Taiwan if required – and they can start taking the necessary steps now.
Biden, Taiwan, and Strategic Ambiguity
October 25, 2021

Biden, Taiwan, and Strategic Ambiguity

By Dennis V. Hickey
Even U.S. presidents apparently need a primer on the U.S. stance on Taiwan’s defense.

What the Fall of Afghanistan Means for Taiwan
August 17, 2021

What the Fall of Afghanistan Means for Taiwan

By Vincent Chao
Afghanistan and Taiwan have few parallels, but Taipei can still draw some important lessons from the tragic fall of Kabul.

The Road Ahead for Taiwan-US Relations
July 17, 2021

The Road Ahead for Taiwan-US Relations

By Melissa Conley Tyler
Increased U.S. support has raised hopes in Taiwan – and some of those expectations may be difficult for Washington to meet.

Why a Taiwan Invasion Would Look Nothing Like D-Day
May 26, 2021

Why a Taiwan Invasion Would Look Nothing Like D-Day

By Ian Easton
Our natural impulse when thinking about future amphibious operations is to look to the past. Yet the reality is that no good point of comparison for a Chinese invasion of Taiwan exists.
Why US Strategic Ambiguity Is Safer for Taiwan
April 27, 2021

Why US Strategic Ambiguity Is Safer for Taiwan

By Simon Shin-wei Chen, Wang Kai-chun , and Samuel Hui
U.S. strategic ambiguity toward Taiwan restricts any unilateral decisions by both sides of the strait that could potentially escalate the situation.

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