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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.

2022/04/11 | Voice of America

Taiwan Mulls Lengthening Military Service

Analysts believe Taiwan’s ability and commitment to defend itself has been questioned in both Beijing and Washington and improving mandatory military service would send a clear signal to both that it is prepared.

2017/02/15 | The Japan Times

Scientists and Dual-use Technologies in Japan

Scientists in Japan are concerned with whether the results of their research will be used for the right purposes.

2017/05/05 | Graham Ong-Webb

North Korea’s Nuclear Threat Must Be Taken More Seriously Than Ever

Pyongyang’s intention in using nuclear weapons would be to destroy these American bases to remove the advantage they give to South Korea’s national defense. This is why the threat of nuclear use, especially by a more brazen regime under Kim Jong-Un, needs to be taken very seriously.

2020/12/01 | The Interpreter

Beijing’s Line on the South China Sea: “Nothing To See Here”

China’s official denials of growing military capability in the region look a lot like gaslighting.

2021/10/26 | The Interpreter

Would a War Over Taiwan Be Legal?

International law defines statehood and provides the rules of war, but ambiguities abound in the case of Taiwan.

2017/01/16 | David Brown

The Art of a Trump-China deal

The incoming Trump administration is clearly intent on changing Beijing’s behavior, argues David Brown.

2022/03/31 | Jonah Walters

What the Chinese and U.S. Militaries Have in Common

The convergence between Chinese and U.S military recruitment highlights an obvious, if rarely acknowledged, reality. Two of the largest standing armies in the world, the militaries have more in common than their leaders tend to admit.

2022/03/10 | Jonah Walters

Military Conscription Can’t Deliver Geopolitical Security — in Taiwan, Ukraine, or Anywhere Else

If the goal is to establish durable conditions of geopolitical security, the only hope for Taiwan is the emergence of an international diplomatic regime committed to the mutual draw-down of military capacity worldwide, through which all countries, especially China, Russia, and the United States, would be compelled to gradually diminish their own standing armies.

2016/11/09 | Kerri Ng

U.S. Election Offers Little Hope for Okinawa

'It is likely that Trump’s foreign policies would be disastrous for both Japan and Okinawa.'

2016/09/24 | TNL Staff

Cross-Strait Watch No. 6

An overview of the past week's developments in cross-Strait relations.

2016/08/01 | Yuan-ling Liang

Patriotic Taiwanese Fishermen Face Punishment Upon Return from Taiping

A group of patriotic Taiwanese fishermen who landed on the disputed Taiping Island a week ago returned to Taiwan today, only to learn they may be punished.

2016/07/25 | Edward White

ANALYSIS: Is Asia’s Terrorism Threat Level Rising?

Experts take stock of an increase in terrorist activity in Southeast Asia during the holy month of Ramadan, and a new report reveals a high number of Chinese joining Islamic State.

2016/09/29 | Abheet Singh Sethi

The Global Cost Of India-Pak Nuclear War

If India and Pakistan fought a war detonating 100 nuclear warheads, more than 21 million people would be directly killed, about half the world’s protective ozone layer would be destroyed.

2016/11/03 | June Park and Jonathan Berkshire Miller

Is North Korea’s Nuclear Tech for Sale?

As North Korea's cash flows dry up, selling nuclear technology to the highest bidder - be it Syria, Lybia or even ISIS - may become a tantalizing option for the Kim regime.

2022/08/08 | Deutsche Welle

China Says Military Drills Around Taiwan Will Continue

Several days of activity have disrupted shipping and air travel, with Taiwan saying the move amounts to a blockade.