September 21, 2021
Taiwanese Presidents Will Not and Can Not Unilaterally Change Taiwan’s Status
By Brian Hioe and Lev Nachman
A single leader cannot make Taiwan independent or unify it with the People Republic of China. Even trying either course would be political suicide.
September 18, 2021
Afghanistan, Taiwan, and America’s ‘Fighting Spirit’
By Andrei Lungu
Long before the Afghanistan withdrawal, China had become convinced that the U.S. does not have the stomach for a protracted fight over Taiwan.
September 17, 2021
Chinese Disinformation Operations: What Central and Eastern Europe Can Learn From Taiwan
By Alicja Bachulska and Lin Pu
The Taiwanese government and civil society’s tough, yet successful, battle against Chinese propaganda can be a lesson for democracies in the CEE region.
September 15, 2021
Pay Attention to the KMT’s Chair Election
By David G. Brown
The coming election may set the future course for the KMT, currently Taiwan’s main opposition party.
September 11, 2021
Parsing Japan’s Support for Taiwan
By Pamela Kennedy
The Japan-Taiwan renaissance seen in 2021 may not last, but one element will certainly stay: the public acknowledgment that Taiwan and Japan’s security are linked.
September 10, 2021
The Politics of Taiwan’s COVID-19 Response
By Brian Hioe
Taiwan's first real COVID-19 outbreak engendered fierce political debates between the DPP and the KMT.
September 02, 2021
The Somaliland Connection: Taiwan’s Return to Africa?
By Jean-Pierre Cabestan
Taiwan's new representative office in Hargeisa not only gives Taipei another connection to the African continent, but also establishes a new model of relations that could be extended to other states.
August 28, 2021
Japan, Taiwan Lawmakers Discuss China Threat
By Shannon Tiezzi
The interaction between legislators was intended as the equivalent of more formal “2+2” talks.
August 27, 2021
Taiwan’s Foreign Minister: Time to Let Taiwan Work With the UN
By Jaushieh Joseph Wu
“There is no lack of compelling reasons for Taiwan to play a constructive role in the U.N. system,” writes Joseph Wu.
August 25, 2021
Afghanistan’s Collapse: The View From Taiwan
By Brian Hioe
How are Taiwan’s various political players interpreting the U.S. withdrawal, and the subsequent fall of Kabul?
August 23, 2021
Why Taiwan Matters to the United States
By John Bolton and Derik R. Zitelman
Washington has strategic, economic, and normative reasons for safeguarding the island from Chinese coercion.
August 17, 2021
What the Fall of Afghanistan Means for Taiwan
By Vincent Chao
Afghanistan and Taiwan have few parallels, but Taipei can still draw some important lessons from the tragic fall of Kabul.