December 2, 2019

Can We Be Honest About China?

By: Ian Easton | TAIPEI TIMES | One of the most remarkable things about China is how poorly understood it is, even by experts. By way […]
October 28, 2019

Has Xi Jinping’s War Countdown Begun?

By: Ian Easton | TAIPEI TIMES | The Taiwan Strait is arguably the most dangerous flashpoint on the planet. It’s fundamentally unstable and the threat from […]
September 17, 2019

Why the U.S. Defends Taiwan

By: Ian Easton | TAIPEI TIMES | For many Asia-watchers, one of the biggest surprises of Donald Trump’s last two years and eight months in high […]
August 5, 2019

Creating Strategic Knowledge

By: Ian Easton | Taipei Times | The current lights of public education in the United States are too dim, making it difficult to see the […]
July 17, 2019

What Rare Earths Tell Us about China’s Competitive Strategy

By: Ian Easton | The National Interest | The recent debate over whether or not China will carry through on its threats to stop exporting rare earth […]
June 25, 2019

Compete to Defeat the PLA

By: Ian Easton | Taipei Times | China’s growing military power is a source of shared concern in Washington and Taipei. To avoid an enemy attack […]
June 25, 2019

A Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Would Be a Bloody, Logistical Nightmare

By: Ben Westcott| CNN | Roaring out of the sky, an F-16V fighter jet lands smoothly to rearm and refuel on an unremarkable freeway in rural Taiwan, surrounded […]
May 20, 2019

Xi Jinping’s Master Plan to Support Taiwan Independence

By: Ian Easton | The Taipei Times | According to the Central Propaganda Department, Xi Jinping (習近平) is a wise man, a great man, a man with a […]
April 15, 2019

Building a Better Status Quo

By: Ian Easton | The Taipei Times | This month gaggles of distinguished diplomats, politicians, and military officers will gather together in Washington and Taipei to celebrate the […]
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