The Military Dimensions of the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis

Following U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China has initiated unprecedented military exercises surrounding Taiwan, leading some experts to call this the beginning of the Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis. As we watch the military activities unfold, how is the PLA using force against Taiwan, and what are the larger strategic implications?

Conversation with Vipin Narang about his recently published book, Seeking the Bomb: Strategies of Nuclear Proliferation.

Most nuclear proliferation scholarship focuses on why states seek nuclear weapons. The question of how nuclear aspirants attempt to acquire the bomb has received far less attention, but is in many ways more consequential for international peace and security. What strategies have states employed to develop nuclear weapons? And what are the implications of these strategies for proliferation and conflict dynamics?

Where Does the China-India Border Dispute Stand? The Diplomat hosts Prof. Fravel and expert panel to discuss

Over the past months, China and India have continued the slow process of disengaging along sections of their disputed border in Ladakh. Yet the two sides continue to disagree about who is responsible for the standoff of 2020-21, which culminated in a deadly clash in Galwan Valley in June 2020. How do things stand along the border today, and what are the implications for the bilateral relationship?

China's Military Strategy in the New Era, with M. Taylor Fravel

"China's Military Strategy in the New Era," Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, with Speaker: M. Taylor Fravel, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science and Director of the Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New Year, Fresh Threats

What can mis- and disinformation scholars learn from the security studies field? Erik Lin-Greenberg joined Susan Landau, Gabrielle Lim, and Joan Donovan for a Shorenstein Center 'Big, If True Webinar.'  

Threats to Healthy Elections

Experts discuss a variety of threats to a healthy elections process in these unprecedented times and some actions that can be deployed to address and combat these challenges.

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