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Taiwan’s Asymmetric China Plan
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.

A Lose-Lose Fighter Decision
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.

Taiwan Set for F-16 Upgrade
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.

China: US Playing With Fire
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.’

Why to Sell F-16s to Taiwan
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.

Behind India’s US Fighter Snub
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?

Time to Sell Latest F-16 to Taiwan
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.

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