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 […]
March 4, 2019

Taiwan’s Nuclear Weapons Problem

By: Ian Easton | The Taipei Times | Taipei faces a potentially frightful future. The leaders of the People’s Republic of China (PRC, China) are building up their […]
January 15, 2019

America’s China Shock

By: Ian Easton | The Taipei Times | Last year, following decades of intense denial, the United States government made a shocking admission: It is locked in strategic […]
January 6, 2019

China’s Top Five War Plans

By: Ian Easton | This publication breaks down Beijing’s likely top five war plans to understand what may be driving China’s military reorganization and reform campaign. Easton analyzes […]
December 4, 2018

Why is Beijing Arming to the Teeth?

By: Ian Easton | The Taipei Times | The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is building up its military power in a sweeping and destabilizing fashion. Its principle […]
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