Nov 25, 2023

Ten challenges to implementing Force Design 2030

By Bruce Stubbs

Bruce Stubbs points out key questions for the success of the US Marine Corps's Force Design 2030.

China Defense Policy

Issue Brief

Nov 22, 2023

The role of nuclear weapons in a Taiwan crisis

By Gregory Weaver

Nuclear deterrence would be key in a Taiwan crisis, in part because a PLA amphibious fleet would be vulnerable to a US nuclear strike.

China Conflict

New Atlanticist

Nov 22, 2023

Get up to speed on Taiwan’s upcoming elections

By Lev Nachman, Wen-Ti Sung

The elections on January 13, 2024, have the potential to drastically change the future of Taiwan and East Asian regional stability.

China Elections


Nov 17, 2023

Relying on old enemies: The challenge of Taiwan’s economic ties to China

By Jeremy Mark, Niels Graham

This economic challenge will be just as important to Taiwan’s economic and political well-being as the imperative to strengthen military capabilities and alliances in the Asia-Pacific, especially as Taiwanese companies join other multinationals in de-risking their investments in China.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Nov 10, 2023

Garlauskas’ analysis of East Asia simultaneous conflicts mentioned in Korea JoongAng Daily

On November 9, Markus Garlauskas’ analysis of simultaneous conflict scenarios in East Asia was referenced in a Korea JoongAng Daily article by retired Admiral Choi Yoon-hee, former chairman of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The article argues that the United States’ allies must build up their own capacity for defense and avoid relying solely […]

China Defense Policy

In the News

Nov 8, 2023

Lipsky quoted by Banking Risk and Regulation on banks assessing risks posed by China

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China Conflict

In the News

Nov 7, 2023

Global China Hub Nonresident Fellow Lev Nachman quoted in Focus Taiwan

Global China Hub Nonresident Fellow Lev Nachman spoke to Focus Taiwan about the upcoming Taiwanese presidential elections and the potential for collaboration between the campaigns of KMT nominee Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) and the TPP’s Ko Wen-je (柯文哲).

Elections Indo-Pacific

In the News

Oct 3, 2023

Rudder mentioned in Taipei Times

On October 2, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Lieutenant General Steven Rudder was mentioned in a Taipei Times article on the annual US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference, held this week in Virginia. The article identified LtGen. Rudder as one of several high-profile figures in the US defense and military community expected to be in attendance.

Defense Industry Indo-Pacific

In the News

Sep 29, 2023

Garlauskas quoted in VOA and iNews

On September 27, Markus Garlauskas was quoted several times in a Voice of America article, “South Korea’s Dilemma: Is North Korea the Only Threat?” He emphasized that South Korea should increase its preparations to deal with threats beyond North Korea, particularly China. The article also referenced IPSI’s recent report on the risks of Chinese intervention […]

Arms Control China

In the News

Sep 15, 2023

Webster in The Interpreter: Beijing’s plan for Taiwan challenges its offshore wind push

China Energy & Environment