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Q&As: Taiwan Strait

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.

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

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.

February 2013

Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Lessons Learned for North America

Policy Q&A

In advance of the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit in Vancouver, Mary Alice Haddad (Wesleyan University) discussed her research on building environmental politics in China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea and the implications for other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

August 2012

China’s Military Modernization and Implications for Northeast Asia

Policy Q&A

China’s ambitious military modernization program and increasing defense spending have raised questions about the future security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Christopher W. Hughes (University of Warwick) assesses U.S. and Northeast Asian attitudes toward China’s military modernization.

May 2012

Cross-strait Relations on the Eve of Ma Ying-jeou’s Second Term


In January 2012, Taiwan re-elected President Ma Ying-jeou to a second term. On the eve of Ma's May 20 inauguration, Steven Goldstein (Smith College) provides an outlook for cross-strait relations in the president’s second term and offers key indicators for what might shape the relationship in the months and years ahead.

May 2012

Space, China’s Tactical Frontier

Policy Q&A

As China's space program continues to develop and grow, NBR spoke with Matthew Durnin from the World Security Institute for his thoughts on China’s evolving satellite program and what might be an appropriate response for the United States to have.


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