October 08, 2011
Taiwan’s Asymmetric China Plan
The US decision not to sell Taiwan the latest F-16 fighter is a sign ties could be unravelling. Washington should back a Taiwan breakout strategy.
September 22, 2011
A Lose-Lose Fighter Decision
The Obama administration’s decision to offer upgrades to Taiwan’s aging F-16 fighter fleet will annoy Beijing and unsettle Taiwan.
September 21, 2011
Taiwan Set for F-16 Upgrade
The Obama administration is set to upgrade Taiwan’s fleet of F-16 fighters, but won’t sell the latest models.
September 09, 2011
China: US Playing With Fire
China’s top official paper warns the US against selling advanced arms to Taiwan or else risk being ‘punished.’
July 13, 2011
Why to Sell F-16s to Taiwan
Delaying a sale of the new fighters could actually hurt US ties with China even more in the long run.
July 11, 2011
Why Taiwan Needs Submarines
The reported collapse of the sale of new F-16 jets is less of a blow to Taiwan than its failure to get submarines.
May 28, 2011
Cross-Strait Ties to Cool?
If the US really wants to help Taiwan stand up to China there are better ways than selling it F-16s.
May 27, 2011
Behind India’s US Fighter Snub
Indian defence officials say the decision to shun two US firms’ bid for an $11 billion fighter contract was all about technicalities. Maybe.
April 29, 2011
India Eyes Rafale, Eurofighter
The US-built F/A-18 Super Hornet and F-16 Super Viper lose out on India’s fighter contract. Will it hurt Indo-US relations?
December 20, 2010
Time to Sell Latest F-16 to Taiwan
Taiwan won’t ever get F-22s. But the US should sell it the latest F-16 fighter to balance Chinese aircraft purchases.