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Q&As: Taiwan/ROC

June 2018

China's Evolving Military Strategy against Taiwan

Policy Q&A

Bernard D. Cole (U.S. National War College) discusses China's evolving military strategy and provides insight into its force planning in the Taiwan Strait.

August 2017

Taiwan Sees Its Cyber Capabilities as the Hard Reality of Soft Power


The current administration in Taiwan has significantly increased its focus on enhancing the island’s cyber capabilities, committing greater resources to developing cyber infrastructure and fostering homegrown talent.

May 2017

Asia’s Orphan: Taiwan's Strategic Culture in Context

Policy Q&A

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.

May 2016

What Do China’s Military Reforms Mean for Taiwan?


Phillip C. Saunders and Joel Wuthnow (Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at the U.S. National Defense University) discuss the implications of recent People's Liberation Army reforms on Taiwan

November 2015

Implications of the 2015 Taiwan-China Meeting


NBR president Richard J. Ellings comments on the significance of the upcoming November 7 meeting in Singapore between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou.

January 2015

Divisions between China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan


Political divisions in and among China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan will continue to simmer throughout 2015. Developments in 2015 will determine the course of Hong Kong and Taiwan’s elections in 2016 and 2017, which could alter economic and governance relations with Beijing.

December 2014

Putin’s Asia Strategy for 2015


In the face of falling oil prices and economic sanctions, Russia has reinforced its pivot to Asia. In this commentary, Morena Skalamera (Harvard University) highlights Putin’s strategies to further embrace Asian markets in relation to energy trade and resource development.

November 2014

U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in the Pacific Century

Policy Q&A

Ashley J. Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) discusses some of the main research findings from NBR’s forthcoming volume, Strategic Asia 2014-2015: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power

April 2013

Taiwan's Leadership Changes


Looking at leadership changes in Taiwan, including a September 2012 cabinet reshuffle that replaced important several members of the national security team, Edward I-Hsin Chen (Tamkang University) examines President Ma Ying-jeou's cross-strait policies and draws implications for U.S.-Taiwan relations.

September 2012

Continuing a Peaceful Rise: China’s Foreign Policy After the Leadership Transition

Policy Q&A

It is widely expected that Xi Jinping will be named the successor to Hu Jintao at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China this fall. Shen Dingli (Fudan University) discusses implications of the leadership transition for China’s foreign policy, its relations with neighboring states, and the future of the U.S.-China relationship.

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