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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.

2020/10/10 | Ian Milden

Survey: What Is the Greatest National Security Threat to South Koreans?

The United States, North Korea, and Japan all seem equally threatening in the eyes of South Koreans, a new survey finds.

2020/09/22 | Voice of America

Increased China Warplane Activity Unnerves Taiwan

The Ministry of National Defense in Taipei says a total 27 Chinese aircraft crossed into Taiwanese airspace Friday and Saturday.

2020/06/25 | TJ Ting

OPINION: In Defense of Dragon Boat Festival

This Dragon Boat Festival, we must remember not to conflate a cultural tradition with a nation, country, or government.

2020/03/05 | Voice of America

North Korea Military May Become Hotbed of Coronavirus Infections

Defectors said crowded, often unhygienic barracks and soldiers' poor diet could lead to a rapid spread of the coronavirus, which in turn could pose a serious threat to North Korea's regime stability.

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.

2019/12/27 | 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.

2019/12/06 | East Asia Forum

Vietnam Confronts China’s Maritime Interference

Vietnam has publicly condemned China’s increasingly aggressive maritime intrusion on several occasions while its ASEAN partners are pursuing quiet diplomacy.

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.

2019/09/09 | 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?

2019/08/27 | 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.

2019/08/16 | 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.

2019/08/09 | 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.

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.

2019/03/15 | The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative

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.

2019/03/11 | 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.