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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.

2018/07/03 | The Interpreter

Rim of the Pacific Navy Exercises Underway amid Incoherent Trump Foreign Policy

This year's military exercise focuses on providing training for non-US navies, while demonstrating the incoherence of the Trump administration's foreign policy.

2018/07/02 | East Asia Forum

The World Is Waking Up to Beijing's South China Sea Ambitions

Governments from London to Kuala Lumpur are no longer content to allow China to operate uncontested in the South China Sea.

2018/06/29 | TIME

South Korea Rules to End Conscription for Conscientious Objectors

Those who refuse to serve will now face community service rather than three years in jail.

2018/06/22 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: US South China Sea Saber-rattling Stokes China Conflict Danger

Objectivity, fairness and balance are increasingly hard to find in analysis of China’s actions in the South China Sea.​​​​​​​

2018/06/20 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: China Leverages a Lexicon of Terror to Crush Dissent in Xinjiang

Since 9/11, Beijing has used trumped up threats of terrorism to justify the development of a high-tech security state in Xinjiang

2018/06/04 | Policy Forum

How Should the US Respond to Sonic Attacks?

The clandestine use of sonic, microwave and laser weapons are becoming more common, but nobody is quite sure how to respond.