North Korea Military May Become Hotbed of Coronavirus Infections

Voice of America

Defectors said crowded, often unhygienic barracks and soldiers' poor diet could lead to a rapid spread of the coronavirus, which in turn could pose a serious threat to North Korea's regime stability.


Taiwan's Election Campaigns Paused After Helicopter Crash Kills Top Military Officer

Daphne K. Lee

A helicopter crash on Thursday killed Taiwan's military chief of staff and seven others only days ahead of the general election. Presidential and legislative candidate have paused their campaigning activities.


China Sails New Aircraft Carrier Through Taiwan Strait

Deutsche Welle

Beijing has sent its first Chinese-built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait. With presidential elections in Taiwan weeks away, officials there have criticized the maneuvers as an intimidation tactic.


Vietnam Confronts China’s Maritime Interference

East Asia Forum

Vietnam has publicly condemned China’s increasingly aggressive maritime intrusion on several occasions while its ASEAN partners are pursuing quiet diplomacy.


Researchers Call for Taiwan to Strengthen National Defense by Investing Locally

Andrew Maxey

At the 2019 Taipei Defense and Security Forum, researchers suggested the government to pursue Indigenous Military Programs to strengthen Taiwan's national defense.


How Should Taiwan Fix Its Broken Conscription System?

Andrew Maxey

Under China's increasing military threats, Taiwan's current conscription system only requires draftees to serve for 4 months without any substantial training. How would Taiwan respond to conflicts with an undertrained military?


US Arms Sales to Taiwan Indicate Tougher Attitude Towards China

Milo Hsieh

The Trump administration has approved a series of arms sales to Taiwan, indicating closer U.S.-Taiwan relations as well as a tougher attitude towards China.

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