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2018/11/15 | Paul Huang
Taiwan Is Building Long Range Cruise Missiles That Aim Deep Inside China
By empowering its cruise missile program, Taiwan is taking its gloves off in its cross-Strait standoff.
2019/09/09 | Andrew Maxey
How Should Taiwan Fix Its Broken Conscription System?
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?
2020/01/02 | Daphne K. Lee
Taiwan's Election Campaigns Paused After Helicopter Crash Kills Top Military Officer
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.
2019/08/16 | Allen Chen
Weak Military Training Leaves Taiwanese Draftees Unprepared for War
Taiwan’s national defense is in a weak state because of its inefficient military training program for conscripted soldiers.
2017/01/27 | Daniel P Sullivan
The Rohingya Crisis and Suu Kyi’s Chance
Myanmar’s foreign minister and de-facto leader is caught between conflicting international and domestic pressures over the Rohingya crisis, but Daniel P Sullivan argues she can harness the growing chorus of international criticism to break down the barriers to change.
2016/12/28 | Edward White
Trump’s Unlikely Ally: The Chinese Dissident
A high-profile Chinese dissident sees U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as a potential game changer for human rights in China.
2017/03/23 | James Baron
Airbrushing Taiwan’s History: Can Japanese Colonialism Ever Be Justified?
'Amazingly,' wrote Kaori Shoji, 'Taiwan is the one country where the Japanese imperialists managed to do more good than harm.'
2019/08/27 | Milo Hsieh
US Arms Sales to Taiwan Indicate Tougher Attitude Towards China
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.
2016/10/22 | Matthew Dal Santo
Don't Count on the Russians Backing Down this Time
One of the problems with assumptions about a 'new Cold War' may be that they're not scary enough.
Behind Pakistan’s Military Confidence: China’s Growing Shadow
China’s share in the international arms exports market has risen from 3.6% in 2006-10 to 5.9% in 2011-15.
OPINION: Beijing Talks Tough About 'New Cold War' in Asia
Emblematic of Beijing’s pugilistic mentality is a series of war games staged with Russia. Perhaps not by coincidence, 22,000 American military personnel held exercises in waters around Guam.
2019/12/27 | Deutsche Welle
China Sails New Aircraft Carrier Through Taiwan Strait
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.
2019/04/01 | TNL Staff
Explaining the Rumors About Taiwan's Planned F-16 Purchase From the US
Answering some common questions on Taiwan's request to purchase F-16V fighter jets from the United States.
2018/12/20 | East Asia Forum
JAPAN: Okinawa Referendum Set to Decide Future of US Military Presence
Voters will decide whether US troops should be relocated amid increasing opposition to their presence on the island.
2016/10/28 | The Japan Times
Japan Witholding Millions in UNESCO Contributions
If Japan is unhappy with the way UNESCO is run, it should present rational proposals to improve the operation from within instead of by resorting to financial pressures.
2016/10/19 | Andrei Lankov
Learning to Live with a Nuclear North Korea
Like it or not, it is time to learn to live with a nuclear North Korea.