Written by Joseph Bosco. When two U.S. Navy destroyers passed through the international waters of the Taiwan Strait in early July, the head of China’s
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Will China’s disinformation war destabilize Taiwan?
Written by J. Michael Cole. While analysts continue to pay close attention to the increasingly frequent passages by People’s Liberation Army vessels and aircraft near
U.S.-Taiwan cooperation and China’s backlash
Written by Timothy S. Rich. No U.S. President has been to Taiwan in 58 years. However, some analysts have been calling on U.S. President Donald Trump
Two years into Tsai’s China policy: Is it time for change?
Written by Yu-Hua Chen. At her inauguration speech on May 20th 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen pledged to maintain the stability of Taiwan’s relations with China,
Taiwan’s diplomatic status erodes again
Written by John F. Copper. On May 1st 2018, the Dominican Republic established diplomatic relations with China and broke ties with Taiwan. It was one
China’s shifting rhetoric towards Taiwan explained
Written by Mark Wenyi Lai. In late October 1950, Mao Zedong ordered hundreds of thousands of People’s Volunteer Army soldiers to cross the Yalu River
China’s live-fire drill in the Taiwan Strait explained
Written by J. Michael Cole. The Chinese military will hold live-fire exercises in the Taiwan Strait this week as President Tsai Ing-wen is on her first
Taiwan–U.S. relations face a watershed year
Written by Gerrit van der Wees. The year 2018 is promising to be a watershed for US-Taiwan relations. The key event setting things in motion
Xi Jinping’s focus on power has an upside for Taiwan
Written by Mark Wenyi Lai. While Premier William Lai and his cabinet ministers have been bogged down here in Taiwan by the toilet paper price
Does Taiwan need international recognition?
Written by Timothy Rich & Andi Dahmer. Whether using the criteria within the Montevideo Convention of 1933 or variations, Taiwan meets all basic requirements of internal
The winners and losers of the Taiwan Strait aviation row
Written by Mark Wenyi Lai. Early morning on January 4, China announced that it would begin using the new aviation route M503, connecting its most important
Cross-Strait relations: The strategic importance of Taiwan
Written by Joseph Bosco. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, it also simultaneously attacked the Philippines, triggering World War II in the