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Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan


Hearing on "Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan" 

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Virtual via Webex

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10:30 AM – 10:40 AM: Opening Remarks: Hearing Co-Chairs Commissioner Goodwin [Opening Statement] and Commissioner Talent [Opening Statement]
10:40 AM – 12:10 PM: Panel I:
The Cross-Strait Military Balance

  • Lonnie Henley, retired Defense Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the Defense Intelligence Agency and Adjunct Professor, George Washington University [Testimony]
  • Fiona Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University [Testimony]
  • Michael Hunzeker, Assistant Professor, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government [Testimony]

12:10 PM – 1:10 PM: Lunch Break

1:10 PM – 2:40 PM: Panel II: Political Calculations Underlying Cross-Strait Deterrence

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM: Break

2:50 PM – 4:20 PM: Panel III: U.S. Policy and Cross-Strait Deterrence

  • Thomas Shugart, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security [Testimony]
  • Bonny Lin, Political Scientist, RAND Corporation [Testimony]
  • David Keegan, retired Foreign Service Officer and Adjunct Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies [Testimony]

4:20 PM – 4:25 PM: Closing Remarks

4:25 PM: Adjourn