In the NewsMay 19, 2021
Kirchberger quoted in Financial Times: European show of support for US in Indopacific will remain limited
By Sarah Kirchberger
Sarah Kirchberger was quoted in the Financial Times on how the increased European naval presence in the Indo-Pacific reflects growing concerns over Chinese military activities in the region.
100 Ideas for the first 100 daysApr 25, 2021
#96: Impose Costs on China and Help Taiwan Defend Against Increasing Chinese Air Force Operations in Taiwanese Airspace
By: Sarah Kirchberger What is the the kernel of the issue? The Chinese Air Force has been ratcheting up pressure on Taiwan by violating the Taiwanese Air Identification Zone (ADIZ) with increasingly larger numbers of combat aircraft (25 Chinese aircraft constituted the most recent incursion) at an increasing frequency. If these trends continue, Chinese air […]
Dr. Sarah Kirchberger is a nonresident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. She serves as head of Asia-Pacific Strategy and Security at the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK) and vice president of the German Maritime Institute (DMI). Her current work focuses on maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region, emerging technologies in the maritime sphere, Russian–Chinese military-industrial relations, China’s arms industries, and China’s naval and space development.
Before joining ISPK she was assistant professor of contemporary China at the University of Hamburg, and previously worked as a naval analyst with shipbuilder TKMS Blohm + Voss. She is the author of Assessing China’s Naval Power: Technological Innovation, Economic Constraints, and Strategic Implications (2015). Her earlier work includes a monograph on informal institutions in the Chinese and Taiwanese political systems as well as studies of reform discourses within the Communist Party of China and of Mainland Chinese perceptions of Taiwan’s post-war transformation. She completed undergraduate and graduate studies in Sinology, Political Science and Archaeology in Hamburg, Taipei, and Trier and holds an MA and a PhD in Sinology from the University of Hamburg.