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Visit to Taiping Island: An Exercise in Wastefulness and Futility

J. Michael Cole

A bipartisan group of Taiwanese legislators headed for the South China Sea today to ‘defend’ the nation’s sovereignty. All of this is grandstanding and does nothing to protect Taiwan against external aggression.


[ESSAY] You Ask How Deeply I Love You

Anna Beth Keim

Kinmen Island, and the past and future of Sino-Taiwanese relations.


Taiwanese Veterans Recruited as Chinese Spies

Bing-sheng Lee

A Taiwanese army veteran has been giving confidential military information to Beijing’s spies while on business trips to China. Although the security breach is not major, authorities say the Chinese appear to be using new espionage tactics.


South China Sea: How to Enforce the Tribunal Decision?

Edward White

Enforcement of the international ruling in favor of the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute now depends on the international community, the lawyer representing the Philippines says.


Dhaka Terrorist Attack a Reminder on 'Soft Targets'

The Japan Times

The killings come as yet another reminder of the vulnerability of soft targets with lax security, as the Islamic State spreads terror across national borders.


Taiwan to Join Family of U.S.-Made AIM-9X Block II Missile Users

J. Michael Cole

‘The missile would have made Top Gun a very short movie.’


Missile Incident Propels New Round of Insanity in Taiwan’s Media

J. Michael Cole

Like other forces the world over, the Taiwanese military is prone to mistakes. While it should be pressured to improve its performance, repeated public humiliation isn’t the way to reach that goal.

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