Written by J. Michael Cole. In recent months, no subject has been brought up more often by Taiwan watchers than the party infighting that has been developing within the blue and green camps in the lead-up to Taiwan’s general elections next January. Much of that interest stems from the impact that the candidate selection, and of course the election itself, will have on Taiwan’s future external policy at a time of unprecedented engagement opportunities for the island-nation.
How Taiwan Became “Unsafe”: The forgotten moment of crisis during Taiwan’s democratisation
Written by Sam Robbins. The tragic cases of Liu, Peng, and Bai happened at a critical intersection in Taiwan’s transition from authoritarianism.
Cross-Strait Narratives of Now and the Future
Written by Michael Mazza. Taiwan’s November 2018 nine-in-one elections looked like a major setback for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. The DPP won only six
Key takeaways from the Taiwan elections
Written by Lauren Dickey. On Saturday, 24 November, the people of Taiwan went to the polls to vote for over 11,000 local-level officials and voice
Analyzing the DPP Electoral Debacle
Written by Bruce Jacobs. The dramatic DPP defeat in the last local elections has surprised everyone on both sides of politics. The elections were very
A “Blue Wave” in Taiwan?
Written by Gerrit van der Wees. In the recently-held US mid-term elections, there was talk of a “blue wave”: the possibility that the Democrats /Blue
The New Battle for the Third Place in 2018: A Breakthrough but also a Missed Opportunity
Written by Dafydd Fell. Four years ago on the eve of the last round of local elections in Taiwan I wrote a piece looking at
Who Will Win? Observing Taiwan Local Election 2018
Written by Mark Wenyi Lai. Taiwanese local election of 2018 is seen as the midterm election of Tsai Ing-wen’s first Presidency. The incumbent Democratic Progressive
The 2018 Taiwan Local Elections: “but already it was impossible to say which was which”
Written by Michael A. Turton. In the local media and among election observers, the story of this election has been the meteoric rise of Han
The 2018 Local Elections – Five Questions for Election Night
Written by Kharis Templeman. On November 24, Taiwan voters will go to the polls to elect over 11,000 local officials for nine different kinds of
Taiwan’s Upcoming Local Elections: Implications beyond 2018
Written by T.Y. Wang. In less than a week, millions of Taiwanese voters will go to the polls to vote in one of the most
Midterm elections in the US and Taiwan
Written by Gerrit van der Wees. As the results of the US mid-term elections are just being analyzed, Taiwan is preparing for its own mid-term