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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.
2016/07/13 | Bing-sheng Lee
Taiwanese Veterans Recruited as Chinese Spies
A Taiwanese army veteran has been giving confidential military information to Beijing’s spies while on business trips to China. Although the security breach is not major, authorities say the Chinese appear to be using new espionage tactics.
2016/07/13 | Edward White
South China Sea: How to Enforce the Tribunal Decision?
Enforcement of the international ruling in favor of the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute now depends on the international community, the lawyer representing the Philippines says.
2016/07/07 | The Japan Times
Dhaka Terrorist Attack a Reminder on 'Soft Targets'
The killings come as yet another reminder of the vulnerability of soft targets with lax security, as the Islamic State spreads terror across national borders.
2016/07/04 | J. Michael Cole
Missile Incident Propels New Round of Insanity in Taiwan’s Media
Like other forces the world over, the Taiwanese military is prone to mistakes. While it should be pressured to improve its performance, repeated public humiliation isn’t the way to reach that goal.
2016/07/02 | Shuhei Omi
Cross-Strait Watch No. 3
An overview of key developments in relations between Taiwan and China this week.
2016/06/29 | Shuhei Omi
More Dogs Could Be Killed After Video Hanging Controversy
The public backlash over a video clip showing Taiwanese marines abusing and killing a dog earlier this week could have unintended consequences: more euthanasias.
2016/06/27 | Olivia Yang
Taiwan Marines Hang Dog and Film the Act, Sparking Outrage
A video of Taiwan military personnel abusing a dog to death has gone viral on the Internet and sparked an investigation.