July 20, 2020

Special Report: China Expands its Amphibious Forces in Challenge to U.S. Supremacy Beyond Asia

By: David Lague | REUTERS | [The] People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is preparing to challenge American power further afield. … Beijing has already deployed marines and […]
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 […]
January 13, 2020

Should Taiwanese Missiles Target Beijing?

By: Ian Easton | TAIPEI TIMES | For many years, China’s propaganda outlets have broadcast videos of military units attacking Taiwan. … Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media […]
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 […]
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 […]
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