October 25, 2021

Righting a Wrong: Taiwan, the United Nations, and United States Policy

By: Michael Mazza and Gary Schmitt | Fifty years ago, on October 25, 1970, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 2758, which expelled “the representatives of […]
July 22, 2021

Hostile Harbors: Taiwan’s Ports and PLA Invasion Plans

By: Ian Easton | The scale of an all-out Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC) invasion by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) military—the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)—defies […]
December 1, 2020

Memo to the Next President: The Inheritance in the Indo-Pacific and the Challenges and Opportunities for Your Presidency

By: Randall G. Schriver |  The next President of the United States will assume office in an unprecedented historical moment with tremendous implications for international stability. In […]
September 1, 2020

Preparing for the Nightmare: Readiness and Ad hoc Coalition Operations in the Taiwan Strait

By: Mark Stokes, Yang Kuang-shun, and Eric Lee | Taiwan’s (Republic of China, ROC) defense readiness can be viewed from both strategic and operational perspectives. In our […]
June 30, 2020

Watching Over the Taiwan Strait: The Role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Taiwan’s Defense Strategy

By: Ian Easton, Mark Stokes, Yang Kuang-shun, Eric Lee, and Colby Ferland | Unmanned systems are likely to transform the Taiwan Strait battle space in the […]
June 4, 2019

Regime Resilience and Civil Resistance in Post-Tiananmen China

By: Yang Jianli and Han Lianchao | In the 1980s, conflicting patterns of economic liberalization and the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) dogmatic insistence on unchallenged social […]
February 14, 2019

A Golden Opportunity for a U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement

By: Dan Blumenthal and Mike Mazza | The United States and Taiwan can create a free trade agreement (FTA) that serves the interests of both sides. […]
September 25, 2018

The People’s Liberation Army Strategic Support Force: Leadership and Structure

By: Rachael Burton and Mark Stokes | The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Strategic Support Force (PLASSF) is one of the most significant components of the People’s […]
March 30, 2018

White Warships and Little Blue Men: The Looming “Short, Sharp War” in the East China Sea over the Senkakus

By: James E. Fanell and Kerry K. Gershaneck | China claims Japan’s Senkaku Islands and vows to seize them in a “short, sharp war,” if necessary. China’s successful seizure […]
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