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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?

2019/08/27 | 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.

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.