Written by Gunter Schubert. Over the last decade, the world has seen a geopolitical shift whereby China has gained power and influence in the international arena, showing an increasing willingness to safeguard “national interests” and fulfil the “historic mission of rejuvenating the Great Chinese Nation”. Within this, unification with Taiwan has long been defined as a major objective, the pursuit of which has become increasingly urgent.
Written by Euan Graham. Taiwan is central to the security and strategic geography of the Indo-Pacific, perhaps even to the future development of democracy in the region. It remains an economy of significant weight. Yet, as a “stateless” entity, it suffers from a double identity, confined to margins of the region’s international affairs.
Written by Yuan-kang Wang. The most important geostrategic event of this century is the rivalry between the United States and China. International competition between these
Written by Eric Gomez. There are few David versus Goliath matchups in the international system quite like Taiwan versus China. Across virtually every indicator of
Written by Mark Lai. Last month, President Tsai Ing-wen visited Paraguay and Belize, two of the handful countries that still have formal diplomatic relations with
Written by Gray Sergeant In June 2018, the United States government unveiled the new office compound for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de-facto embassy,
Written by Andrew Maxey. Last month, the Ministry of National Defence tapped CSBC Corp, who previously produced the 12-vessel Ching Chiang-class of fast attack missile
Written by Gary Sands. A recent poll revealed nearly two-thirds of Taiwanese believe their military is not capable of preventing an invasion by China’s armed forces. Only
Written by David An. In a recent letter to President Donald Trump, dated March 26, Senators John Cornyn and James Inhofe advocated the sale of the F-35 Joint
Written by Kuan-Wei Chen. The unilateral activation of the northbound M503 air route by the People’s Republic of China in January 2018 is creating turbulence over
Written by Chun-yi Lee. The controversy surrounding the M503 air route started in January 2018. On January 4th, China announced the new northbound flights on the
Written by Courtney Donovan Smith. With the announcement of the proposed changes to the Chinese constitution, the world has been rightfully alarmed by the section