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2018/08/17 | Nick Aspinwall
US Defense Act Angers China, Reaffirms Status Quo for Taiwan
The Taiwan provisions in the annual United States defense act change little, but there may be substance beneath the symbolism which further deepens US-Taiwan military ties.
2018/08/09 | East Asia Forum
OPINION: ASEAN Defense Meeting Holds Key to Rohingya Crisis
ASEAN nations have made great strides towards humanitarian cooperation in recent years.
2018/08/02 |
OPINION: Don't Conscript Taiwanese Women Without Addressing Patriarchy
The accomplishments of women in Taiwan's armed forces deserve to be celebrated. Its appalling patriarchal orthodoxy, on the other hand, does not.
2018/07/31 | Lo
GIF STORY: The US Navy's Asian Pivot and Historical Deployment
US Navy destroyers make headlines when they sail the Taiwan Strait – a regular part of the Seventh Fleet’s patrol. When we look at the history of US fleet deployments, it’s clear that the US uses its warships as waterborne ambassadors of global influence.
2018/07/26 | China Brief
ANALYSIS: Taiwan's Multipronged Quest for National Cybersecurity
Taiwan's unique position as a cyber threat hotspot presents an opportunity to galvanize its domestic cybersecurity industry.
2018/07/24 | TIME
North Korea Begins Dismantling Rocket Launch Site
Satellite images suggest Kim Jong-un is engaged in a confidence building exercise.
2018/07/19 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: US Gunboat Diplomacy in Taiwan Strait Does Nothing for Taipei
It would be a mistake to take the US decision to sail destroyers through the Taiwan Strait as an indication of support for Taiwan.
2018/07/18 | The Interpreter
ANALYSIS: Royal Navy Set Fair for Heightened Indo-Pacific Operations
The British Royal Navy is keen to demonstrate it remains a global power despite significant budget constraints.
2018/07/13 | East Asia Forum
ANALYSIS: Chinese Arms Sales Are Not a Diplomatic Weapon
China has not increased its arms exports to Belt and Road partners, nor has it penetrated markets traditionally reliant on Western suppliers.
OPINION: It's Time for Taiwan's Allies to Consider Their Own Taiwan Relations Act
China's heightened aggression towards Taiwan should be met with a legal response that shows democratic allies' willingness to come to Taiwan's aid.
2018/07/03 | The Interpreter
Rim of the Pacific Navy Exercises Underway amid Incoherent Trump Foreign Policy
This year's military exercise focuses on providing training for non-US navies, while demonstrating the incoherence of the Trump administration's foreign policy.
2018/07/02 | East Asia Forum
The World Is Waking Up to Beijing's South China Sea Ambitions
Governments from London to Kuala Lumpur are no longer content to allow China to operate uncontested in the South China Sea.