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KMT Served Double Defeat in Taiwan’s Latest Recall and By-Election
January 10, 2022

KMT Served Double Defeat in Taiwan’s Latest Recall and By-Election

By Brian Hioe
A recall against independent Freddy Lim fell short, and the KMT's candidate lost a by-election to fill another seat vacated by a previous recall campaign.

Russia-Ukraine Tensions: Signals to China
January 04, 2022

Russia-Ukraine Tensions: Signals to China

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Karen-Anna Eggen.
Addressing Challenges Faced by Taiwan’s Migrant Workers
December 30, 2021

Addressing Challenges Faced by Taiwan’s Migrant Workers

By Huynh Tam Sang
The Taiwanese government has not paid sufficient consideration to migrant workers.

DPP Sweeps Taiwan’s Latest Referendum Vote
December 20, 2021

DPP Sweeps Taiwan’s Latest Referendum Vote

By Brian Hioe
The ruling party's preferred position won out in all four questions, including a proposal on reinstating a ban on U.S. pork imports.

Is Taiwan’s International Space Expanding or Contracting?
December 14, 2021

Is Taiwan’s International Space Expanding or Contracting?

By Gerrit van der Wees
Last week illustrated two opposing trends: Taiwan lost a diplomatic ally in Nicaragua, but had the spotlight at the U.S. Summit for Democracy.

Slovakia’s Growing Ties With Taiwan Signal Discontent With China in Central and Eastern Europe
December 14, 2021

Slovakia’s Growing Ties With Taiwan Signal Discontent With China in Central and Eastern Europe

By Marshall Reid
On its own, a Slovak delegation’s recent trip to Taipei might not spark alarm in Beijing. But it’s part of a larger trend of disillusionment in the CEE region.

China, Nicaragua Seal Diplomatic Ties as Taiwan Loses Another Official Partner
December 10, 2021

China, Nicaragua Seal Diplomatic Ties as Taiwan Loses Another Official Partner

By Shannon Tiezzi
Nicaragua was arguably the lowest-hanging fruit of any of Taiwan's remaining diplomatic allies.
Assessing the Proposed ‘Arm Taiwan Act’
December 08, 2021

Assessing the Proposed ‘Arm Taiwan Act’

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Seth Cropsey.

Taiwan Must Avoid Pouring Fuel on Solomon Islands Fire
December 08, 2021

Taiwan Must Avoid Pouring Fuel on Solomon Islands Fire

By James Baron
The Solomons is a tinderbox of complex ethnic tensions, corruption, and competing local interests, meaning interference from Beijing or Taipei can have disastrous consequences.

Could Taiwan’s Political Left Reconsider Nuclear Power?
December 03, 2021

Could Taiwan’s Political Left Reconsider Nuclear Power?

By Seaver Wang and Daniel Chen
Past politics have tainted nuclear power in Taiwan, but a positive, forward-looking, and socially responsible platform is possible.

Domestic Abuse Incident Highlights Taiwan’s Struggles With Misogyny
December 02, 2021

Domestic Abuse Incident Highlights Taiwan’s Struggles With Misogyny

By Brian Hioe
High-profile politician Kao Chia-yu revealed she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, sparking sympathy from some and cynical political attacks from others.
Taiwan’s Pragmatic Approach to Biden’s Democracy Summit
December 02, 2021

Taiwan’s Pragmatic Approach to Biden’s Democracy Summit

By Huynh Tam Sang and Phan Van Tim
Bringing Taiwanese technocrats to Washington’s Summit for Democracy could help bolster Taiwan’s democratic standing.

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