Garrett Ehinger // Before America even considers abrogating the One China policy, it should focus on solving persistent underlying questions surrounding Taiwanese security and less risky alternative means of deterring China.
Stay Behind Forces in Taiwan: No Room to Swing a Gladius
Stanley Mitchell // Strategists and analysts should reconsider the value and purpose of SB operations in the context of Taiwan. Historical SB operations were intended to support and amplify the activity of a relatively closely located friendly force, and to facilitate the flow of operatives. All of this is made exponentially more difficult in an island like Taiwan.
Why China Lacks Subtlety about Its Intentions with Taiwan
Garrett Ehinger // Taiwan is only about 100 miles off the coast of China, and much like how the United States felt during the Cuban Missile Crisis, China perceives military and strategic threats from a US-aligned Taiwan. But there are other qualities of a democratic Taiwan that cause it to chafe the PRC.
Australia’s Atomic Dilemma: Is the Outback Going Nuclear?
Lake Dodson // Australia may finally accept the responsibility of becoming an internationally recognized, legitimate, nuclear state.
U.S.-China Competition: Is China Winning Without War?
Garrett Ehinger // China is not as affected by U.S. deterrence as American leaders might think. It recognizes the high costs that war with the United States would have...Thus it seeks to provoke the United States into further investment in deterrence while patiently entrenching itself around the globe.
An Interview with Former Sanders’ Advisor Daniel Bessner on the State of the Left’s Foreign Policy
Noah Schwartz // Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 campaigns reignited the progressive electoral American political project and raised questions about the foreign policy of such a project. To understand the foreign policy of the contemporary American Left, Realist Review reached out to Daniel Bessner.
How China’s Aggressive Taiwan Policy Undermines its Reunification Goals
Anthony Toh Han Yang // Taiwan’s intense efforts at bolstering its defenses may not rule out forceful reunification, making it harder and costlier for China to achieve reunification through violent measures.
China, Career Advice, and a Little George Kennan: An Interview with John S. Van Oudenaren
Grant W. Turner // Five Questions for John S. Van Oudenaren on China with some career advice for young I.R. scholars at the end.
Turning the Tide in Taipei: Assessing Taiwan’s Preparation for a PLA Attack
Alison O’Neil, Austin Hillebrandt, and Sofia Valle // Taipei must take concrete steps now if it is to challenge an increasingly aggressive China.
Countering China in Latin America Requires a More Reliable U.S.
By Scarlett Kennedy // A general lack of engagement on the part of the United States has left ample space for China to take the lead in Latin America.