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Jul 2, 2024

Strengthening Taiwan’s resiliency

By Franklin D. Kramer, Philip W. Yu, Joseph Webster, Elizabeth Sizeland

Resilience is a nation’s ability to understand, address, respond to, and recover from any type of national security risk. Given the scale of risk Taiwan faces from mainland China, domestic resilience should be front and center in Taiwan’s national security strategy, encompassing areas such as cybersecurity, energy security, and defense resilience.

China Crisis Management

In the News

Jul 1, 2024

Garlauskas featured on VOA on RIMPAC exercise

On June 28, Markus Garlauskas was featured on a VOA television broadcast discussing the biennial RIMPAC exercise beginning this week, its goals, and how China might view this year’s exercise.

China Indo-Pacific

New Atlanticist

Jun 28, 2024

Dispatch from Taipei: Why Taiwan’s survival may depend on deterrence through resilience

By Markus Garlauskas

A repeated theme in recent discussions in Taipei was Taiwan’s ability to withstand Chinese coercion and to adapt and sustain its defenses while under attack.

China Indo-Pacific

In the News

Jun 27, 2024

Garlauskas referenced in the Weekly Blitz on Russia-North Korea relationship

On June 26, Markus Garlauskas’ analysis of the growing relationship between Russia and North Korea was referenced in an article by the Weekly Blitz, a Bangladeshi media platform, which also referred to the Scowcroft Center’s recent Taiwan delegation trip. 

Indo-Pacific Korea

In the News

Jun 27, 2024

Hinata-Yamaguchi quoted in South China Morning Post on Japan’s reaction to Russia-North Korea ties

On June 26, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi was quoted in a South China Morning Post article on Japan’s possible responses to the tightening Russia-North Korea relationship.

Defense Policy Indo-Pacific

Issue Brief

Jun 27, 2024

Production diplomacy for deterrence, readiness, and resilience in the Indo-Pacific

By Andrew Brown, John T. Watts, Markus Garlauskas

Production diplomacy provides opportunities to protect supply chains, strengthen alliances and partnerships, enhance deterrence, and build defense readiness, though it is not without risks and challenges.

Australia Defense Industry

In the News

Jun 25, 2024

Dean quoted in the Australian on AUKUS and nuclear energy debate

On June 25, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Peter Dean was quoted in the Australian, where he discussed how the political debate over the Coalition’s nuclear energy proposal could threaten bipartisan support for AUKUS and obtaining nuclear-powered submarines.

Australia Indo-Pacific

In the News

Jun 24, 2024

Dean quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald on implications of a second Trump administration for allies

On June 23, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Peter Dean was quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, where he shared what a second Trump administration could mean for allies. 

Australia Indo-Pacific

In the News

Jun 24, 2024

Kerg re-published in Asia Times

On June 22, IPSI nonresident fellow Brian Kerg’s recent New Atlanticist piece, “Think China can already take Taiwan easily? Think again,” was re-published in the Asia Times. In the piece, Kerg argues that China seeks to create a false narrative that it would inevitably prevail in an invasion of Taiwan.

China Conflict

In the News

Jun 24, 2024

Jo quoted in ASB Zeitung on recent Russia-North Korea agreement

On June 21, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Bee Yun Jo was quoted in ASB Zeitung regarding the recent Russia-North Korea agreement, which contains a concerning clause allowing for potential military assistance between the two nations. 

Defense Policy Indo-Pacific