New Atlanticist

Dec 5, 2023

Meet Taiwan’s presidential candidates and their running mates

By Wen-Ti Sung, Lev Nachman

Expect to see these vice-presidential candidates front and center as the three parties change how they frame and run their campaigns.

Elections Taiwan
Image for Deliberate nuclear use in a war over Taiwan: Scenarios and considerations for the United States


Nov 30, 2023

Deliberate nuclear use in a war over Taiwan: Scenarios and considerations for the United States

By Matthew Kroenig

Matthew Kroenig argues the US and the PRC would have incentives to use nuclear weapons in a Taiwan war. The US must deter PRC nuclear use.

Arms Control China


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

Read the full article here.

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