Wed, Jul 28, 2021

The security of defense trade with allies: Enhancing contact, contracts, and control in supply chains

The COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of "Buy American" policies have cast doubt on the ability of foreign suppliers to provide crucial defense goods and services to the US Department of Defense in times of crisis or conflict. Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow James Hasik recommends the expansion of security of supply agreements (among other measures) to fully leverage the defense-industrial bases of US allies and partners and best support US security priorities.

Issue Brief by James Hasik

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Wed, Jun 30, 2021

The case for greater US-EU collaboration on Taiwan

The United States and the EU emphasize different means, but they still have compelling joint interests that cry out for greater coordination—from the economy to shared security.

New Atlanticist by Philip Anstrén

China Conflict

Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Preble on the Net Assessment podcast: Taiwan middle path or muddled strategy?

On June 10, Christopher Preble and co-hosts debated the US strategic commitment to Taiwan, and the advantages and risks of establishing an unambiguous commitment to Taiwan’s defense, the focus of Patrick Porter and Michael Mazarr’s recent study on “Countering China’s Adventurism Over Taiwan: A Third Way.” They discuss the future of US-Taiwan relations, if the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy

Fri, May 28, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford explore a Western response to Belarus’s act of air piracy

On May 28, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discussed how the West should respond to Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko’s arrest of dissident journalist Roman Protasevich, the U.S. role in the […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus China

Wed, May 19, 2021

Kirchberger quoted in Financial Times: European show of support for US in Indopacific will remain limited

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.

In the News by Sarah Kirchberger

China European Union

Mon, May 3, 2021

Crouch in Defense News on Taiwan

On May 3, Forward Defense Senior Military Fellow Lt Col Matthew Crouch wrote an op-ed for Defense News on ambiguity surrounding the US commitment to Taiwan. Crouch argued that China is testing boundaries with President Biden, aiming to see the extent to which he would defend Taiwan; this will necessitate a firm stance on the part of the new administration.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Policy

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing March 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

China Coronavirus

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Mark in Foreign Policy on Taiwan and China’s codependent economic relationship

Read the full article here.

In the News by Jeremy Mark

China East Asia

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

FAST THINKING: Mr. Suga comes to Washington

President Xi, are you watching? US President Joe Biden welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide to the White House on Friday. And his first in-person meeting with a foreign leader was designed to send a clear signal to China.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

East Asia Japan

Tue, Apr 6, 2021

Manning quoted in Newsweek: China’s bet US is bluffing on Taiwan war risks dangerous miscalculation

On April 6, Robert Manning was quoted in an article in Newsweek entitled, “China’s Bet U.S. Is Bluffing on Taiwan War Risks Dangerous Miscalculation.” Manning argued that the least likely scenario is an invasion of Taiwan and urged policymakers to consider China’s interests and perceptions about US decline. “It seems all that now stands between […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Taiwan