An Analysis of China’s Concept of Sea Power
An emerging sea power is usually considered as a critical variable to international power politics. China’s growing sea power in the 21st century is such an example. It has become increasingly important for the rest of the world to understand China’s sea power. An analysis of this concept should consider, as its starting-point, how China views and uses it. This is as important as the strength of its maritime forces. This paper examines five aspects of China’s concept of sea power. The analysis of these five aspects covers almost all scenarios that any nation may experience, i.e. whether it is weak or strong, facing disputes, handling global issues, and engaging in national development. This analysis aims at providing a broader and better understanding of China’s sea power.
The Political Split at the Heart of Taiwan’s Struggle against Foreign Disinformation
Taiwan’s struggle against foreign disinformation and concerns about China’s impact on its 2024 election has received much international attention recently. This issue brief examines the domestic and international politics behind […]
ISDP Annual Report 2023
ISDP’s Annual Report for the year 2023. We look back on 2023, a year in which tensions and conflicts captured the strategic space in ISDP’s focus areas, making headlines around […]
Will the PLA Pledge Total Allegiance to Xi Jinping?
This article was originally posted on The National Interest’s website, you can find the article here. Xi’s resolute grip on the three most powerful positions in Chinese society has […]
Europe’s Involvement in the Indo-Pacific Region: Determined on Paper, Timid in Reality
Introduction France adopted its Indo-Pacific strategy in 2018, Germany in 2020 and the EU in 2021. None of this comes a minute too soon as geo-political and geoeconomic competition in […]
Cross-Strait Relations: A Conflict in Slow Motion?
Abstract Xi Jinping’s much-anticipated centennial speech left little doubt that it remains “an unshakeable commitment” for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to resolve the Taiwan issue. With the global pandemic […]