Strategic Vision - September 2020

India-China Border Dispute Flares Up   

Raviprasad Narayanan

Beijing Seeks to Plant Red Flag on Mars

Tonio Savina

Chinese Dream Necessitates ‘World-Class Military’ 

M.S. Prathibha

Taiwan Public Lacks Understanding of Cyber Threats

Tobias Burgers, Hon-min Yau, & David J. Farber

Beijing Touts COVID-19 Successes to Boost Image 

Shao-cheng Sun


From The Editor

The editors and staff of Strategic Vision would like to wish our readers well this fall season. The Indo-Pacific region remains as dynamic and complex as ever, and we wish to keep our readers abreast of developments that continue to affect security in the region. To that end, we offer our latest issue.

We open this issue with Dr. Raviprasad Narayanan of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, who examines the border clash between China and India. Next, Tonio Savina, a Ph.D. student at the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies at Sapienza University in Rome, looks at China’s space program and the current mission to explore Mars.

Dr. M.S. Prathibha of the East Asia Center at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi offers an analysis of China’s drive to field a global military as a means to achieving the Chinese Dream.

Dr. Tobias Burgers, Dr. Hon-min Yau, and Dr. David J. Farber discuss the implications of a pair of surveys that reveal a fundamental lack of understanding about the seriousness of cyber threats among the Taiwan public.

Finally, Dr. Shao-cheng Sun, a visiting professor at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, examines China’s messaging on its fight against COVID-19.

We hope you enjoy this issue and look forward to bringing you the finest analysis and reporting on the issues of importance to security in the Taiwan Strait and the entire Asia-Pacific region.

Dr. Fu-Kuo Liu

Strategic Vision