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Why China's Taiwan Approach Is Counterproductive
January 07, 2017
Why China's Taiwan Approach Is Counterproductive
Moving cross-strait relations forward in 2017 will require a new strategy.
Why China's Taiwan Approach Is Counterproductive
Taiwan’s Anno Horribilis for Tourism: Political Theater vs. Economic Reality
January 05, 2017
Taiwan’s Anno Horribilis for Tourism: Political Theater vs. Economic Reality
Is China really killing Taiwan's tourism industry?
Taiwan’s Anno Horribilis for Tourism: Political Theater vs. Economic Reality
Trump and US Asia Policy: Why Intel Matters
December 20, 2016
Trump and US Asia Policy: Why Intel Matters
Insights from Rodney Faraon.
Trump and US Asia Policy: Why Intel Matters
The Tsai-Trump Call: The Dynamics in Taiwan
December 09, 2016
The Tsai-Trump Call: The Dynamics in Taiwan
Most analysis of the call overlooks a crucial component: Tsai's own calculations and the domestic reaction on Taiwan.
The Tsai-Trump Call: The Dynamics in Taiwan
Coming Soon: The Next Big Clue to the Future of US-Taiwan Relations
December 09, 2016
Coming Soon: The Next Big Clue to the Future of US-Taiwan Relations
Will Tsai Ing-wen stop in the U.S. on her way to Central America next month? If so, who will she meet?
Coming Soon: The Next Big Clue to the Future of US-Taiwan Relations
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
December 05, 2016
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
What is Taiwan looking for from Donald Trump?
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
Taiwan's Biggest Problems Are at Home (Not Across the Strait)
November 17, 2016
Taiwan's Biggest Problems Are at Home (Not Across the Strait)
Domestic struggles, not cross-strait relations, are contributing to Tsai Ing-wen's falling approval ratings.
Taiwan's Biggest Problems Are at Home (Not Across the Strait)
What Does Trump's Election Mean for Taiwan?
November 15, 2016
What Does Trump's Election Mean for Taiwan?
Gauging the implications for cross-strait relations as well as Taiwan's security and economy.
What Does Trump's Election Mean for Taiwan?
Cross-Strait Relations Caught in a Time Warp
November 04, 2016
Cross-Strait Relations Caught in a Time Warp
Beijing is dusting off the cross-strait playbook it used under the last DPP president. Will the old approach still work?
Cross-Strait Relations Caught in a Time Warp
How Beijing Uses People-to-People Ties as Leverage Over Taiwan
October 01, 2016
How Beijing Uses People-to-People Ties as Leverage Over Taiwan
Beijing hopes to convince Taiwanese to pressure their government into more politically accommodating positions.
How Beijing Uses People-to-People Ties as Leverage Over Taiwan
Taiwan's Puzzling New Approach to Japan
September 16, 2016
Taiwan's Puzzling New Approach to Japan
How has Tsai Ing-wen handled Taiwan-Japan relations during her first 100 days in office?
Taiwan's Puzzling New Approach to Japan
Taiwan's Military Conscription Dilemma
August 30, 2016
Taiwan's Military Conscription Dilemma
Taiwan’s temporary extension of conscription shows that the new administration is also struggling with the issue.
Taiwan's Military Conscription Dilemma
Tsai's Refusal to Affirm the 1992 Consensus Spells Trouble for Taiwan
August 26, 2016
Tsai's Refusal to Affirm the 1992 Consensus Spells Trouble for Taiwan
Unless Tsai makes a U-turn on the Consensus, cross-strait ties could crumble.
Tsai's Refusal to Affirm the 1992 Consensus Spells Trouble for Taiwan
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
August 18, 2016
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
Taiwan's deputy minister of culture speaks with The Diplomat.
'Lovable' Taiwan and Its Soft Power Quest
The Next US President Should Keep Taiwan Close
August 16, 2016
The Next US President Should Keep Taiwan Close
As Washington debates overseas engagement, it must not forget about Taiwan.
The Next US President Should Keep Taiwan Close
'One China,' 5 Interpretations
July 27, 2016
'One China,' 5 Interpretations
The various ways different stakeholders in Beijing, Taipei, and Washington interpret "one China."
'One China,' 5 Interpretations
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