Q&As: Security & Defense
Asia’s Orphan: Taiwan's Strategic Culture in Context
Steven M. Goldstein (Harvard University) highlights the main findings of the NBR Special Report "Taiwan: Asia's Orphan?" and explains how Taiwan’s perception of its “orphan” status in the international system shapes its strategic culture, as well as its approach to its relationships with China and the United States.
China’s Evolving Cybersecurity and Cyber Development Strategy
Jing de Jong-Chen, Partner and General Manager of Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy at Microsoft Corporation, discusses China’s evolving cybersecurity and cyber development strategy. She provides context for the progress that the United States and China have made on cybersecurity issues to date and highlights the serious challenges that lie ahead.
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Behind the Official Narrative: China’s Strategic Culture in Perspective
Christopher A. Ford, chief legislative counsel for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, discusses the idiosyncratic characteristics of Chinese strategic culture. He argues that although the Chinese Communist Party’s official narrative depicts China’s strategic culture as essentially pacifistic and disinclined toward violence, its basic orientation is fundamentally realist.