February 27, 2018

Fixing Our Troubled Taiwan Strategy

By: Ian Easton | The following draws from Ian Easton’s new book, The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan’s Defense and American Strategy in Asia.   There is an odd […]
January 19, 2018

Airliners Have Become China’s Newest Means of Pressuring Taiwan

By: Chris Horton | THE NEW YORK TIMES | China has ratcheted up the pressure on Taiwan, an island democracy that it views as a breakaway province, […]
January 11, 2018

Taiwan plans to invest in advanced arms as China flexes its muscles

By: Jess Macy Yu, Greg Torode | REUTERS | Taiwan’s ruling party plans to use a long-term increase in defense spending to pursue advanced weapons systems, government […]
November 29, 2017

Interview with Author Ian Easton

By: The Project 2049 Institute | An Interview with author Ian Easton What is your book about? The book is about China’s secret military plan to […]
November 29, 2017

China’s Playbook for Conquering Taiwan

By: Ian Easton | THE DIPLOMAT | This Thanksgiving, as millions of American families sat down for turkey dinner and football, a dangerous game of chicken […]
November 8, 2017

Risk and Resiliency: China’s Emerging Air Base Strike Threat

By: Oriana Skylar Mastro and Ian Easton | Given the centrality of air power for U.S. power projection in the Western Pacific, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army […]
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, […]
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