The Case for Defending the Little Guy
Sticking up for smaller powers and Westphalian principles is worth it.
Pentagon Quietly Puts More Troops in Taiwan
Deeper U.S. engagement comes as the wisdom of strategic ambiguity is increasingly questioned.
Europe Is Doubling Down on Taiwan
As China gets more aggressive in its region, the European Union is refusing to back down.
The U.S. Is Getting Taiwan Ready to Fight on the Beaches
Biden continues Trump’s “porcupine strategy” to harden the island’s defenses.
‘Now You’re in a Situation’: Democrats Pressure Biden on Taiwan
Moderates want to give U.S. President Joe Biden more war powers to stave off a Chinese invasion. Progressives don’t agree.
Is Defending Taiwan Worth the Risk?
Chinese incursions and U.S. training of Taiwanese forces raise the specter of war. Is it a conflict the United States can handle?
The China-Lithuania Rift Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe
China is bullying Lithuania. The EU and NATO should push back.
Pressured by China, Lithuania Won’t Back Down Over Taiwan
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said his country is working to find a diplomatic solution.
Taiwan Isn’t Afghanistan, Whatever Beijing Says
The fall of Kabul is a crisis of competence, not credibility, for U.S. power in Asia.
China’s Neighbors Hope Afghanistan Pullout Means Pivot to Indo-Pacific
With the withdrawal completed, Washington’s strategic shift can commence.
After the Debacle: Six Concrete Steps to Restore U.S. Credibility
Each has bipartisan support and could be taken in short order.
Taiwanese Are Sympathetic but Uncertain About Hong Kong Refugees
Widespread support for protesters may not translate into policy.
Taiwan Showed How to Prosecute an Ex-President
The trial of Chen Shui-bian strengthened democracy, despite fears of division.
Beijing’s Attempts to Intimidate Taiwan Have Backfired
Chinese coercion has strengthened democratic resolve.
Even a Short War Over Taiwan or the Baltics Would Be Devastating
Scenarios and war games rarely take full account of civilian losses.
Taro Aso’s Taiwan Slip Was Likely Deliberate
The gaffe-prone Japanese politician was the perfect vehicle for plausible deniability when signaling support for Taipei.
The Pandemic Proves Only Technocrats Can Save Us
Populist politicians love to belittle experts, but when it’s a matter of life and death, the precautionary principle and expertise are what counts.
U.S.-China Spat Over Taiwan Extends to Vaccine Diplomacy
The United States is providing hundreds of thousands of vaccines right in China’s front yard.