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From Tsai to Lai: The Past, Present, and Future of Taiwan’s Foreign Policy

From Tsai to Lai: The Past, Present, and Future of Taiwan’s Foreign Policy

By Peng-Hsuan Chen
Given that Lai seems poised to carry on outgoing President Tsai Ing-wen's diplomatic approach, a look at her foreign policy evolution is useful.

Lai Ching-te’s Inaugural Address: 5 Things To Watch

Lai Ching-te’s Inaugural Address: 5 Things To Watch

By Ross Feingold
When Taiwan’s next president takes office on May 20, the world will be paying close attention to the signals he sends in his first speech.
Ma Ying-jeou’s Trip to China

Ma Ying-jeou’s Trip to China

By KAWASHIMA Shin
What is the significance of the visit by Taiwan’s former president?

KMT Continues Outreach to Beijing With Legislators’ Trip to China

KMT Continues Outreach to Beijing With Legislators’ Trip to China

By Brian Hioe
Less than a month after former President Ma Ying-jeou's meeting with Xi Jinping, the KMT sent 17 sitting legislators to China as an “ice breaker.”

Taiwan’s Former President Meets Xi Jinping During China Trip

Taiwan’s Former President Meets Xi Jinping During China Trip

By Brian Hioe
Ma Ying-jeou of the opposition KMT held a second meeting with Xi Jinping – his first as a private citizen – during an 11-day trip to China.

The Demographic Costs of a War Over Taiwan

The Demographic Costs of a War Over Taiwan

By Fuxian Yi
China’s population is already shrinking. The further demographic consequences of a Taiwan invasion would be devastating.

Taiwan and China Launched Joint Rescues of Capsized Fishing Boats

Taiwan and China Launched Joint Rescues of Capsized Fishing Boats

By Philip Hou
Humanitarian cooperation highlights a potential path to dialogue and de-escalation.
Overinflated: China’s Balloon Threats to Taiwan

Overinflated: China’s Balloon Threats to Taiwan

By Jonathan Walberg and Noah Reed
These balloon flights aren’t new, have no clear military use, and don’t seem to pose much of a threat.

After the 2024 Election, Taiwan’s Real Challenge Begins

After the 2024 Election, Taiwan’s Real Challenge Begins

By Syaru Shirley Lin
The next 4 years will test Taiwan’s resilience in the face of geopolitical rivalry, climate crisis, diminishing socioeconomic prospects, and an aging society while being led by a divided government.

China-Taiwan Boat Collision Near Kinmen Continues to Reverberate in Taiwanese Politics

China-Taiwan Boat Collision Near Kinmen Continues to Reverberate in Taiwanese Politics

By Brian Hioe
It’s an early test case of the new dynamics of power between the KMT and the DPP, and the impact on cross-strait relations. 

Taiwan Protests After China Boards a Tourist Boat Near Kinmen Island

Taiwan Protests After China Boards a Tourist Boat Near Kinmen Island

By Christopher Bodeen
China is stepping up patrols in the waters off the coast of Kinmen after two Chinese fishermen drowned while fleeing the Taiwanese coast guard.
Taiwan: The Future of the ‘Republic of China’

Taiwan: The Future of the ‘Republic of China’

By KAWASHIMA Shin
How the ROC is defined could have profound repercussions for cross-strait relations.

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