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.
December 03, 2020
More and More Taiwanese Favor Independence – and Think the US Would Help Fight for It
By Dennis V. Hickey
The latest Taiwan National Security Survey contains both good and bad news for cross-strait stability.
September 13, 2020
The End of Strategic Ambiguity in the Taiwan Strait
By Eric Chan
The collapse of confidence in long-term advantage means the era of strategic ambiguity is over.
July 02, 2020
Hong Kong National Security Law: The View From Taiwan
By T.Y. Wang
China’s new national security legislation for Hong Kong will only harden Taiwan citizens’ determination to resist Beijing’s unification offer.
February 13, 2020
Where Does China’s ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Stand in 2020?
By Derek Grossman
The framework for governing Hong Kong and Macau – and, Beijing hopes, one day Taiwan – is battered but unbroken.
January 30, 2020
Is This the End of the 1992 Consensus?
By Zihao Liu
The 1992 Consensus is being challenged by each of the three major forces shaping cross-strait relations: the DPP, the KMT, and Beijing.
December 12, 2019
Taiwan’s Usually Obscure Party Lists Might Swing Its Legislative Election
By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
The KMT was riding high in legislative polls -- until a huge misstep with its party lists.
May 30, 2019
Why Did Beijing Suppress Wang Yang’s Remarks on Taiwan?
By Dave Brown
The Politburo Standing Committee member spoke candidly at a cross-strait media summit – apparently too candidly.
March 08, 2019
What China’s Greater Bay Area Plan Means for Taiwan
By Tao Peng
China’s plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao integration demonstrates the “One Country, Two Systems” model for Taiwan.
January 11, 2019
Is This the End of the ‘1992 Consensus’?
By Gary Sands
Tsai Ing-wen is promoting her alternative 'Taiwan consensus,' but the KMT remains committed to the 1992 consensus.
January 03, 2019
How President Xi Jinping Is Misreading Taiwan
By Gerrit van der Wees
Xi's January 2 remarks betrayed three fundamental misunderstandings of the Taiwan situation.
September 04, 2018
6 Km From China, Taiwan's Kinmen Charts Its Own Path
By Nick Aspinwall
As Taiwan pushes to distance itself from China, Kinmen Island wants to build a bridge to Xiamen and “become a peninsula.”