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2016/12/20 | ZiQing Low

Trending in Taiwan Today

Today's biggest stories from around Taiwan.

2016/12/13 | Peter Lorge

Does China Really Need an External Military?

Aside from asserting its presence on the world, the Chinese government may rely on its external military policies to achieve internal goals.

2016/12/02 | ZiQing Low

Trending in Taiwan Today

Today’s biggest stories from around Taiwan.

2016/11/11 | Hunter Marston

With President Trump, Beijing Trumps Washington

The election of Donald Trump to the White House now paves the way for Beijing to exert more influence and control in the region. It will also leave long-time allies nervous, and puts the U.S. at economic and strategic risk, writes Hunter Marston.

2016/11/10 | J. Michael Cole

A Taiwan Defense Blueprint for the Trump Era

J. Michael Cole's plan for Taiwan to increase its chances of surviving a possible U.S. retrenchment from Asia under President Trump.

2016/11/07 | Cara Giaimo

The First People to Push the Panic Button Were Korean War Pilots

What started as a last-ditch safety tool became a way for soldiers to make fun of each other.

2016/11/03 | Ajey Lele

China’s Space Station Ambitions

There is a strong possibility that, after 2024, the Chinese station will be the only space station in orbit.

2016/10/19 | Zi Yang

China’s Private Security Companies Expand Role at Home and Abroad

Unlike their large and globally renowned Western counterparts, Chinese private security companies are small, young and largely unknown. But the industry has grown rapidly and is already worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

2016/10/14 | Edward White

Mixed Views on Thailand’s Outlook after King’s Death

What does the death of Thailand’s revered king mean for people who oppose the military junta that controls the country?

2016/10/03 | Abheet Singh Sethi

Behind Pakistan’s Military Confidence: China’s Growing Shadow

China’s share in the international arms exports market has risen from 3.6% in 2006-10 to 5.9% in 2011-15.

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.

2016/08/08 | 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.

2016/07/04 | 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.

2016/06/20 | Shuhei Omi

Suicide Forces Taiwan's Military to Confront Mental Health Issues

Five members of the armed forces have committed suicide in the past two months, prompting calls for a thorough review of assistance programs in the military.

2016/06/17 | Andrea Ghiselli

The Chinese Navy: Steaming in Modern Asia, Exploring a Post-Modern World

China is likely to become powerful enough to compete for regional hegemony in Asia like a 'modern' state, and 'global' enough so that its interests are indissolubly connected to world peace and stability as it is pushed to become more active to protect them.

2016/06/16 | J. Michael Cole

Monkey Intrusion Causes Outage at Air Force Base in Taiwan

Despite the security breach, military officials maintain that national security was never compromised.