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2021/02/02 | Voice of America

A New Weapon? Chinese Ships Dredge in Waters Claimed by Taiwan

The number of Chinese dredgers in Taiwanese waters has increased over the past few years as illegal dredging intensifies.

2016/11/28 | Kavi Chongkittavorn

How Will Trump Respond to Duterte's 'Game-Changer' in Asia?

Will Trump attend next year’s ASEAN–U.S. Summit in Manila? The decision will have far-reaching implications.

2017/04/27 | Toshiya Takahashi

Japan's Slow March Back to State Control

Japan’s constitutional revision debate masks silent state control, writes Toshiya Takahashi.

2018/10/24 | Lieutenant Ho

INSIDER: Taiwan Is Bungling Its Response to China's Psychological Warfare

A military insider reveals how events like the Kansai Airport disinformation incident expose deep flaws in Taiwan's strategy to counter Chinese influence campaigns.

2017/02/14 | Hunter Marston

Lifting the Shadows on a Secret War

BOOK REVIEW: Joshua Kurlantzick's 'A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA' (New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017), reviewed by Hunter Marston.

2017/05/03 | Mark J. Valencia

(Mis)construing China’s Threat to the South China Sea

There is obviously a disagreement over the definition of 'militarization' and who is doing it. Was the recent U.S. deployment of the Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike force into the South China Sea 'militarizing' the Sea?

2021/10/29 | The Interpreter

The Legal Case For Defending Taiwan

If a narrow interpretation of international law saw China attack Taiwan, a League of Nations-style crisis would ensue.

2017/12/15 | J. Michael Cole

US Navy Calls to Taiwan Must Weigh China Costs

Taiwan must ensure it avoids being a pawn in US push to resume port calls.

2016/12/07 | Peter Wood

Propaganda and Progress in China's Military Reforms

China is attempting to resolve a number of issues that remain in terms of military coordination between disparate regions and between military services.

2020/10/15 | Voice of America

Experts Say Taiwan Needs More Homegrown Military Efforts

Though Washington plans a new round of weapons sales to Taiwan, defense analysts say that the country needs to further develop its domestic arms industry and enhance its reserve system.