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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.

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.

2018/11/20 |

Bump & Grind: How a US-China Naval Dispute Might Escalate

Are a Chinese navy ship's recent dangerous maneuvers close to a US navy destroyer in the South China Sea a prelude to further attempts to deter freedom of navigation operations through deliberate collisions at sea?

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.

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.

2018/08/17 | Nick Aspinwall

US Defense Act Angers China, Reaffirms Status Quo for Taiwan

The Taiwan provisions in the annual United States defense act change little, but there may be substance beneath the symbolism which further deepens US-Taiwan military ties.

2018/08/09 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: ASEAN Defense Meeting Holds Key to Rohingya Crisis

ASEAN nations have made great strides towards humanitarian cooperation in recent years.