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2016/09/24 | TNL Staff

Cross-Strait Watch No. 6

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

2016/09/21 | J. Michael Cole

To Terminate or Not? Taiwan’s ‘Cloud Peak’ Medium-Range Missile Program

A recent report by the ‘China Times’ claims Taiwan has decided to abandon efforts to develop a medium-range missile that could hit Beijing or Shanghai. While aborting the program would make sense, Taipei won’t be doing so for the reasons stated in the article.

2016/09/19 | Euan Graham

North Korea: Reaching for Armageddon

North Korea is in a rush to lock in nuclear gains before the next U.S. administration settles its new policy.

2016/09/14 | Euan Graham

Russia Over a South China Sea Barrel

Whatever Moscow’s diplomatic aims are for this week’s South China Sea exercise with China, the reality is the drill will do more to reveal contradictions in Russia’s regional approach.

2016/08/31 | Edward White

Chechen Hand in Thailand Bombings, Expert Says

International terrorists had a hand in helping local insurgent groups carry out the recent spate of bombings in Thailand, one expert believes.

2016/08/24 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Japan's Stance on Nuclear Weapons 'Twisted'

Prime Minister Abe needs to show that Japan is serious about seeking a world free of nuclear weapons.

2016/08/20 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Putin's Very Good Summer

It is not clear if Vladimir Putin understands the limits of Russia's power or Western patience. A miscalculation of either could prove disastrous.

2016/08/16 | The Japan Times

OPINION: Abe's Wrong Call on Dispute over U.S. Air Base in Okinawa

The Abe administration should realize that a court battle won't bring about a positive resolution to the Okinawa base dispute.

2016/08/11 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: A Veneer of Legitimacy for Thailand

Thailand's new constitution locks in the role of the military as the guiding force in Thai politics.

2016/08/10 | TNL Staff

Vietnam Deploys ‘State-of-the-Art’ Rocket Launchers in S China Sea

Vietnam is reported to have moved a new Israel-made rocket launcher to five areas in the Spratlys.

2016/08/08 | TNL Staff

South China Sea Watch No. 6

An overview of the past week's key developments in the South China Sea.

2016/08/04 | Edward White

Thailand Referendum a ‘Vote at the Barrel of a Gun'

Politicians from around Southeast Asia have hit out at the constitutional referendum taking place in Thailand on Sunday.

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.

2016/07/20 | J. Michael Cole

Visit to Taiping Island: An Exercise in Wastefulness and Futility

A bipartisan group of Taiwanese legislators headed for the South China Sea today to ‘defend’ the nation’s sovereignty. All of this is grandstanding and does nothing to protect Taiwan against external aggression.

2016/07/19 | Anna Beth Keim

[ESSAY] You Ask How Deeply I Love You

Kinmen Island, and the past and future of Sino-Taiwanese relations.