Taiwan

Dialectic Derailed? Review of Xi Jinping’s The Governance of China, 2014-2022

Xi’s most obvious and consistent discrepancy lies not in any difference between what the Chinese government says and what the Chinese government does, but between what it says to Communist and to non-Communist audiences.

Xi’s Color Revolution Obsession

Xi Jinping is rolling out strategy to prohibit “western influences” in Chinese society from repeating so-called Color Revolutions such as those in the post-USSR.

Beijing Offers a Glimpse of Tomorrow in the Taiwan Strait

The United States are not prepared for a cold war with China over Taiwan, yet to avoid it, America needs to start acting as if they were already upon them, and learn from the last one.

Pelosi in Taiwan

Like Churchill as he mulled Cromwell, we must prepare for threats beyond, while still contending with today.

Conquering Taiwan — What has Xi Jinping learned from Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine?
Conquering Taiwan — What has Xi Jinping learned from Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine?

Xi Jinping is watching the Ukrainian invasion closely and is strategizing his long-term interactions with the democratic world based on the West’s response.

How “Strategic Ambiguity” Led to the Great War
How “Strategic Ambiguity” Led to the Great War

What we can gain from the origins of the Great War is that strategic ambiguity played a role in bringing on that cataclysm.

Marksism – No. 75: Olympics, Integralism, Taiwan
Marksism – No. 75: Olympics, Integralism, Taiwan

This week the editors discuss articles about the Olympics, integralism and post-liberalism, and Taiwan.

On Taiwan: Goal Clarity, Strategic Tacitness, and Tactical Ambiguity
On Taiwan: Goal Clarity, Strategic Tacitness, and Tactical Ambiguity

“Strategic ambiguity” does not accurately describe the US policy on Taiwan that has been executed by successive Republican and Democratic administrations over the past 40-some years. A better description would be “strategic tacitness.”

Taiwan Has Opportunities after Success during COVID-19
Taiwan Has Opportunities after Success during COVID-19

Taiwan and the US should develop a policy for if, and when, tensions with the People’s Republic of China escalate. For Taiwan, the opportunities of COVID-19 present the perfect time to do so.