February 22, 2018

China Is Tightening the Screws on Taiwan. Will Trump Act – and Risk Losing Beijing?

By: Cipher Brief Analysis | THE CIPHER BRIEF | Bottom line: Beijing aimed skyward with its latest attempt to expand areas of influence, unilaterally opening up several flight routes […]
January 19, 2018

Airliners Have Become China’s Newest Means of Pressuring Taiwan

By: Chris Horton | THE NEW YORK TIMES | China has ratcheted up the pressure on Taiwan, an island democracy that it views as a breakaway province, […]
January 11, 2018

Taiwan plans to invest in advanced arms as China flexes its muscles

By: Jess Macy Yu, Greg Torode | REUTERS | Taiwan’s ruling party plans to use a long-term increase in defense spending to pursue advanced weapons systems, government […]
November 29, 2017

Interview with Author Ian Easton

By: The Project 2049 Institute | An Interview with author Ian Easton What is your book about? The book is about China’s secret military plan to […]
November 29, 2017

China’s Playbook for Conquering Taiwan

By: Ian Easton | THE DIPLOMAT | This Thanksgiving, as millions of American families sat down for turkey dinner and football, a dangerous game of chicken […]
November 8, 2017

Risk and Resiliency: China’s Emerging Air Base Strike Threat

By: Oriana Skylar Mastro and Ian Easton | Given the centrality of air power for U.S. power projection in the Western Pacific, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army […]
January 17, 2017

The United States and Future Policy Options in the Taiwan Strait

By: Mark Stokes | NOTE: This post draws largely from a Project 2049 study, authored by Mark Stokes and Sabrina Tsai, published in February 2016. With the […]
November 23, 2015

Developments in China’s Conventional Precision Strike Capabilities

By: Akira Marusaki | Among the range of PLA capabilities undergoing modernization, this study focuses on conventional precision strike capability. In order to address the questions […]
July 15, 2015

China’s Fifth Generation Air Power Development

By Ryan Henseler | Throughout its history, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has lagged behind the aerial […]
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