In the NewsSep 16, 2023
Global China Hub assistant director Kitsch Liao spoke to Voice of America
On September 16, GCH assistant director Kitsch Liao spoke to VOA news about China’s new Fujian aircraft carrier, the training that will be required on the vessel, and the challenges posed by using electromagnetic catapults onboard.
In the NewsAug 18, 2023
Global China Hub Assistant Director Kitsch Liao spoke to The Daily Beast about the latest Chinese construction project in the disputed Paracel Islands.
On August 18, 2023, Assistant Director Kitsch Liao gave his thoughts to The Daily Beast on China’s newest construction project on Triton Island, in the disputed Paracel Islands, and what this construction means for security in the region.
In the NewsJul 4, 2023
“The Future of War”: Assistant director Kitsch Liao interviewed for The Economist
On July 4, 2023, Global China Hub Assistant Director Kitsch Liao spoke to The Economist about Chinese cyberwarfare and hybrid warfare against Taiwan, and what China’s current capabilities would mean in the event of a live conflict.
Kitsch Liao is an assistant director of the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Liao worked in the US Congress, in diplomatic postings, and as a cyber intelligence analyst for the private sector. He is also the cyber and military affairs consultant for Taiwan’s Doublethink Lab. He has worked on various projects with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Institute of National Defense and Security Research, the US Department of Defense, and Janes on topics including Taiwan’s order of battle; China’s chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear capability; and Chinese disinformation and cyber espionage operations.
Liao has also published with various journals and media outlets including the Diplomat, Jamestown China Brief, National Interest, among others. Liao has also provided commentary for media outlets such as the New York Times, Financial Times, Deutsch Welle, and Al Jazeera.
He received an MA in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BSc from Taiwan’s National Chengchi University.