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 […]
February 24, 2015

A Peculiar Panic: Russia’s S-400 SAM Sale to China

By Ian Easton | An excellent Defense News report came out late last year with word that Russia might soon sell its advanced S-400 surface to air missile […]
December 16, 2014

Standing Watch: Taiwan and Maritime Domain Awareness in the Western Pacific

By: Ian Easton and Randall Schriver | This paper provides a preliminary assessment of Taiwan’s naval intelligence capabilities and evaluates its role in a future U.S.-led […]
October 7, 2014

Taiwan, Asia’s Secret Air Power

By Ian Easton | No other democratic country in the world faces a more dangerous threat picture. Here’s what Taiwan is doing to ensure its air […]
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