Taiwan Strait Tensions: Don’t Blame the Victim
By Chieh-Ting Yeh
The rush to find a China-U.S. modus vivendi on Taiwan often involves intentionally overlooking the unequal nature of “provocations.”
Taiwan’s Election Isn’t About War. It’s About Clarity.
By Vincent Y. Chao
A spokesperson for DPP candidate William Lai pushes back on the KMT’s preferred framing of the presidential race.
The Evolution of China’s Interference in Taiwan
By Tim Niven
China’s foreign information manipulation and interference targeting Taiwan has been ongoing for decades. Here’s a look at its latest evolution.
Japan’s Intervention in a Taiwan Contingency: It Depends
By William Choong
How a conflict starts, and how the United States responds, would weigh heavily into Tokyo's considerations.
Taiwan: The Paradox of Preserving the Status Quo
By Wu Jieh-min
Divergent interpretations of the status quo can coexist during peacetime. But with tensions rising, it's getting tricky to keep the balance.
Is This the End of Ideology in Taiwanese Politics?
By Julia Marinaccio
Ideology does not guide the 2024 presidential candidates’ policies on cross-strait and international relations. Yet party dynamics will inform how candidates would manage these relations if victorious.
China Welcomes Taiwanese Athletes at the Asian Games
By David Rising
China has been going out of its way to be welcoming to the Taiwanese athletes, as it pursues a two-pronged strategy, both wooing Taiwan’s people while threatening it militarily.
China Flies 103 Military Planes Toward Taiwan
By Associated Press
40 of the planes crossed the symbolic median line between mainland China and Taiwan.
Alongside Military Threats, China Promotes Economic ‘Integration’ With Taiwan
By Simina Mistreanu and Huizhong Wu
Beijing unveiled a plan for a “integrated development demonstration zone” in Fujian, the Chinese province closest to Taiwan, even as it steps up military activities in the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan Strait Tensions Will Stabilize – But Only Temporarily
By Denny Roy
Taiwan’s election season will likely stabilize the cross-strait situation, but all bets are off when the new administration comes into office.
Will Taiwan Still Be a Peacekeeper After Its Upcoming Presidential Election?
By Calvin Chu
William Lai faces questions over his perceived support for Taiwan independence. But basic political realities will push any Taiwanese leader to refrain from making risky moves.
Since the Pelosi Visit, China Has Created a New Normal in the Taiwan Strait
By Adrian Ang U-Jin and Olli Pekka Suorsa
Starting with the military exercises of August 2022, there have been notable – and apparently permanent – changes in Beijing's aerial incursions into Taiwan’s ADIZ.