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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?
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.
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.
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.
2019/03/11 | Asia Dialogue
'My Fighting Eagles Fly Around Formosa': Is This the 'China Dream' for Taiwan?
China has steadily signaled to Taiwan that 'peaceful reunification' comes with a generous side helping of military domination.
ANALYSIS: Major Issues Linger in the US-Philippines Security Alliance
A recent visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clarified the US position on defending the Philippines, but questions remain over the longstanding security alliance.
2019/10/08 | Andrew Maxey
Researchers Call for Taiwan to Strengthen National Defense by Investing Locally
At the 2019 Taipei Defense and Security Forum, researchers suggested the government to pursue Indigenous Military Programs to strengthen Taiwan's national defense.
2019/08/09 | TIME
India Has Seized Kashmir, but Not the Hearts and Minds of Kashmiris
Beyond the geopolitics, it’s hard to see how India will win the hearts and minds of ordinary Kashmiris, who woke up on August 5 to find their Internet cut off.