June 28, 2017

Bolstering Taiwan’s Last Line of Defense

By: Ian Easton and Dee Wu | Taiwan has a big problem. In 2016, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) began a sweeping reorganization of its military with the […]
April 6, 2017

Trump Must Boost Taiwan Arms Sales Now

By: Ian Easton | Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both failed to make available to Taiwan the arms needed to mount a credible self-defense. President […]
March 7, 2017

Taiwan’s Anti-Invasion Strategy: Elevating Defense Capabilities from Crisis to Wartime

By Ian Easton |  Various sources from within the People’s Republic of China have allegedly suggested that time is running out for Taiwan’s democracy. In their narrative, China’s iron-fisted leader, […]
October 17, 2016

Challenges Facing Taiwan in the South China Sea

By: Ian Easton | In principle, Taiwan’s sovereignty claims and territorial holdings in the South China Sea should be viewed by the U.S. as an asset. […]
June 14, 2016

The Taiwanese Curve Ball: Why Taiwan’s New Government Will Put the Brakes on China’s Foreign Policy

By Ian Easton | Last year the outside world must have looked pretty good to the Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, from his […]
May 23, 2016

Taiwan’s Transition is a Strategic Opportunity for the United States

By: Ian Easton | Taiwan will inaugurate a new president this week who China hates but America should love. On May 20 Taiwan’s newly elected president, […]
March 30, 2016

Strategic Standoff: The U.S.-China Rivalry and Taiwan

By: Ian Easton | The CCP views Taiwan as a grave threat to its grip on power. Consequently, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is the […]
September 21, 2015

The South China Sea is Not Beijing’s Next Battlefield

By Ian Easton No one likes to admit they made a mistake, especially in Washington.  But what if America’s top strategic thinkers have gotten China’s military […]
March 3, 2015

Taiwan’s Naval Role in the Rebalance to Asia

By: Ian Easton | A comprehensive strategy for Asia begins with a careful assessment of the region’s geography and politics, which directly influence the trends we […]
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