August 13, 2018

The People’s Liberation Army Theater Command Leadership: The Eastern Theater Command

By: Rachael Burton and Mark Stokes | The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently celebrated its 91st anniversary. By its 108th in 2035, General Secretary Xi Jinping, who […]
July 6, 2018

How China Utilized Misinformation to Legitimize Repression in Xinjiang

By: Drew Jones | Introduction The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has long viewed the lands of Xinjiang as vital to its strategic interests. The region provides […]
June 1, 2018

Modernization of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Under the New Defense Planning Documents

By: Ben Rimland | Introduction For decades, the decisive technological and doctrinal advantages of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) and their American allies have combined […]
April 9, 2018

How the PLA Really Sees America

By: Ian Easton | In December 2017, the U.S. Government published a new National Security Strategy. This remarkable document referred to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) […]
March 21, 2018

Assessing the Resiliency of the Chinese Communist Party

By: Emily David and Gary Wang | Watch a video of the conference here. At the 19th Party Congress in Beijing, Chinese leaders projected an image of […]
March 9, 2018

Under the Radar: China’s Coercive Air Power in the Taiwan Strait

By: Colby Ferland | Watch a video of the conference here.  On January 4, 2018, the People’s Republic of China (PRC, China) unilaterally modified an aviation route […]
March 7, 2018

Covert Coverage: Xinhua as an Agent of Influence in the United States

By Emily Weinstein | “Xinhua serves some of the functions of an intelligence agency by gathering information and producing classified reports for the Chinese leadership on both […]
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 […]
December 3, 2017

The Untapped Potential of U.S.-Taiwan Trade Relations

By: Rachael Burton | Q&A with Rupert Hammond-Chambers  Since 2004, Taiwan has consistently ranked as one of the top 12 trading partners of the United States. While […]
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