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Commentaries by Ian C. Forsyth

Ian C. Forsyth

Lead Analyst, United States Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC)

Dr. Ian Forsyth works for a strategic consulting firm in Hawaii advising SOCPAC on China issues. Prior to this, he worked as an Analyst focusing on China, Taiwan and Japan with the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Forsyth holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Syracuse University’s College of Law. His views are his alone.
  • Jul 13 , 2018

    By hosting a two-week defense forum in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China is establishing itself as a key player and partner not just in the economic arena in Africa, but also in the military-diplomatic arena as well. Will this yield positive results for Beijing, and if so, how deep and broad will they ultimately be?

  • Apr 24 , 2018

    The PRC’s Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) recently announced the so-called “31 Measures” relating to working relations with Taiwanese entities. But how genuine are these offers, and will winning wallets lead to winning hearts and minds, to paraphrase Lyndon Johnson?

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