The Biden administration releases its Indo-Pacific Strategy; Australia protests Chinese warship lasing of Australian maritime patrol aircraft in Australia’s exclusive economic; and more.
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Japan boosts defense spending and emphasizes defense cooperation with the U.S. and Australia as the possibility of a Taiwan emergency grows, while the U.S. makes an economic push in Southeast Asia, and countries in the region continue their maritime defense buildups.
The U.S. needs to act now to secure the technological dimensions of a looming Taiwan crisis, or risk losing far more than the island.
China will focus on its own security while pushing narratives of American decline.
An American president may soon face a moment of truth over Washington’s vague defense commitments to Taiwan as risks grow that Asia’s oldest frozen conflict will thaw.
Manufactured whistleblowing has become an element of disinformation campaigns to disrupt Taiwan’s sovereignty and stability.
While analysts focus on military means the PLA may employ to invade Taiwan, most miss the significance of disinformation and cyber disruption the CCP exploits to set the conditions for a political annexation much like what happened in Crimea.
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Thomas Shugart joined me and Eric Lofgren on another cross-over episode of ChinaAcquisitionTalk. Thomas spent 25 years in the US Navy and is currently an adjunct senior fellow at CNAS.
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Water Wars: Philippines 'No Fool' about Chinese Maritime Militia, While China Keeps Pressure on Taiwan
China increases incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone and masses its maritime militia in the Spratly Islands, reminiscent of its 2018 actions around Thitu Island.