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 […]
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 […]
December 4, 2018

Why is Beijing Arming to the Teeth?

By: Ian Easton | The Taipei Times | The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is building up its military power in a sweeping and destabilizing fashion. Its principle […]
April 13, 2017

Hearing on Hotspots along China’s Maritime Periphery

115th Congress | U.S. House of Representatives | U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission | Ian Easton testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, […]
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 […]
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, […]
March 3, 2015

Taiwan’s Naval Role in the Rebalance to Asia

By: Ian Easton | A comprehensive strategy for Asia begins with a careful assessment of the region’s geography and politics, which directly influence the trends we […]
September 22, 2014

Able Archers: Taiwan Defense Strategy in an Age of Precision Strike

By: Ian Easton | This study describes efforts currently underway in the People’s Liberation Army for conducting precision strike operations against Taiwan, and explores Chinese military-technical […]
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