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 […]
April 27, 2020

Quarantine China’s Government

By: Ian Easton | TAIPEI TIMES | The type of behavior the Chinese Communist Party routinely demonstrates ought to disqualify any China under its leadership from […]
October 28, 2019

Has Xi Jinping’s War Countdown Begun?

By: Ian Easton | TAIPEI TIMES | The Taiwan Strait is arguably the most dangerous flashpoint on the planet. It’s fundamentally unstable and the threat from […]
August 5, 2019

Creating Strategic Knowledge

By: Ian Easton | Taipei Times | The current lights of public education in the United States are too dim, making it difficult to see the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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