Taiwan Conflict

Pelosi’s Visit and the New Normal in Taiwan

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The contours of a ‘new normal’ are beginning to solidify in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit.

The Battle for Reality: Chinese Disinformation in Taiwan

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For a window into how state-sponsored disinformation can be disseminated and potentially countered, look no further than Taiwan.

China Dials Up Tensions in the Taiwan Strait

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A new strategic paradigm is emerging in one of the world’s most dangerous geopolitical flashpoints.

Trump Defies China with $2.2 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

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The pace of arms sales to the democratic, self-governing island is increasing under the Trump administration.

South China Sea Dispute: Taiwan


In the fifth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of the Taiwan claim.

President Trump and Taiwan Arms Sales

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With naked US-China acrimony looking like the new normal, will Taiwan finally get its game-changing arms package?

Global Forecast (03-29-2017)


Brexit begins, the Iraqi army makes slow steady in Mosul, and China looks to turn up the heat on Taiwan.

Global Forecast (12-14-2016)


UK inflation ticks higher, a bloody end to the battle of Aleppo, and China takes aim at Taiwan.

Four Empires on the Rise, Part Two

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In part two of a two-part series, Andre Ishii explores how classical geopolitics will increasingly manifest in the years to come.

Time to Reset Japan-Taiwan Security and Defense Relations

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The time is right for a new beginning in Taiwan-Japan relations.

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