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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.

2018/08/02 |

OPINION: Don't Conscript Taiwanese Women Without Addressing Patriarchy

The accomplishments of women in Taiwan's armed forces deserve to be celebrated. Its appalling patriarchal orthodoxy, on the other hand, does not.

2018/07/31 | Louis Lo

GIF STORY: The US Navy's Asian Pivot and Historical Deployment

US Navy destroyers make headlines when they sail the Taiwan Strait – a regular part of the Seventh Fleet’s patrol. When we look at the history of US fleet deployments, it’s clear that the US uses its warships as waterborne ambassadors of global influence.

2018/07/26 | China Brief

ANALYSIS: Taiwan's Multipronged Quest for National Cybersecurity

Taiwan's unique position as a cyber threat hotspot presents an opportunity to galvanize its domestic cybersecurity industry.

2018/07/24 | TIME

North Korea Begins Dismantling Rocket Launch Site

Satellite images suggest Kim Jong-un is engaged in a confidence building exercise.

2018/07/19 | New Bloom

OPINION: US Gunboat Diplomacy in Taiwan Strait Does Nothing for Taipei

It would be a mistake to take the US decision to sail destroyers through the Taiwan Strait as an indication of support for Taiwan.

2018/07/18 | The Interpreter

ANALYSIS: Royal Navy Set Fair for Heightened Indo-Pacific Operations

The British Royal Navy is keen to demonstrate it remains a global power despite significant budget constraints.

2018/07/13 | East Asia Forum

ANALYSIS: Chinese Arms Sales Are Not a Diplomatic Weapon

China has not increased its arms exports to Belt and Road partners, nor has it penetrated markets traditionally reliant on Western suppliers.

2018/07/06 | Timothy S. Rich and Andi Dahmer

OPINION: It's Time for Taiwan's Allies to Consider Their Own Taiwan Relations Act

China's heightened aggression towards Taiwan should be met with a legal response that shows democratic allies' willingness to come to Taiwan's aid.