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. […]
July 5, 2016

Reaching the Limits: China as a Responsible Stakeholder

By: John Lee | Given the U.S.-China economic relationship and China’s importance in Asia, America’s temptation is to seek a comprehensive cooperative framework to perpetuate its […]
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 […]
February 1, 2016

The United States and Future Policy Options in the Taiwan Strait

By: Mark Stokes and Sabrina Tsai | Taiwan is a core interest in U.S. foreign policy. Its values, technological prowess, and geostrategic position align with foundational American values and […]
August 6, 2015

Extending Domestic Governance Over the Seas: China’s State Oceanic Administration

By: Chisako T. Masuo | In 1982, General Liu Huaqing of China proposed the strategy of ‘offshore defense’ and drew a line through the Kurile Islands, […]
July 27, 2015

The PLA General Staff Department Third Department Second Bureau: An Organizational Overview of Unit 61398

By: Mark A. Stokes | In May 2014, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced indictments against five Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officers on charges […]
July 14, 2015

TPP From Taiwan’s Vantage Point: Political, Trade, and Strategic Considerations

By: Sara Yi-ying Lin | Established in 2008, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been closely followed by the major trading nations in the Asia-Pacific. Taiwan, or […]
May 21, 2015

Rebuilding Deterrence: Post-2015 Defense Guidelines Challenges Facing the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Sugio Takahashi | On 27 April 2015, Japan and the U.S. concluded the new Guidelines for the Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation. This paper will explore the […]
May 12, 2015

Chinese Activities in the South China Sea: Implications for the American Pivot to Asia

By: Kelsey Broderick | This paper analyzes the background of the South China Sea dispute and the extent to which the American rebalance has influenced China’s […]
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