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Taiwan Loses Another Diplomatic Ally: Onward Without the Solomon Islands?
September 18, 2019

Taiwan Loses Another Diplomatic Ally: Onward Without the Solomon Islands?

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Is China’s campaign of isolation against Taiwan working?

Taiwan’s President (and Her Challenger) Thank US for $8 Billion F-16V Sale
August 24, 2019

Taiwan’s President (and Her Challenger) Thank US for $8 Billion F-16V Sale

By Nick Aspinwall
Tsai Ing-wen thanked the United States for the deal. So did her main presidential challenger, the Beijing-friendly Han Kuo-yu.
Why the Hong Kong Protests Don’t Guarantee a Tsai Victory in Taiwan
July 25, 2019

Why the Hong Kong Protests Don’t Guarantee a Tsai Victory in Taiwan

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
The challenges facing Tsai remain the same, with or without the Hong Kong protests.

Taiwan President to Stop in Denver as US-Taiwan Ties Strengthen
July 19, 2019

Taiwan President to Stop in Denver as US-Taiwan Ties Strengthen

By Nick Aspinwall
Tsai’s 2-day stopovers in New York and Denver have drawn significant attention as Taiwan seeks to leverage its bond with the US.

Taiwan’s KMT Will Choose Its Candidate to Challenge a Resurgent President Tsai
July 12, 2019

Taiwan’s KMT Will Choose Its Candidate to Challenge a Resurgent President Tsai

By Nick Aspinwall
KMT contenders struggle to pull away from each other as political momentum shifts back to the ruling DPP.

Taiwan Politicians Continue to Align Themselves With Hong Kong Protestors
July 05, 2019

Taiwan Politicians Continue to Align Themselves With Hong Kong Protestors

By Nick Aspinwall
Protestors in Hong Kong demanding the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill find a reliable ally in Taiwan.

Taiwan’s Democracy Is Utterly Confounded by Populist Mayor Han Kuo-yu
June 05, 2019

Taiwan’s Democracy Is Utterly Confounded by Populist Mayor Han Kuo-yu

By Nick Aspinwall
The controversial Kaohsiung mayor, now a presidential frontrunner, was never supposed to make it this far. It’s an increasingly familiar story.
Taiwan's Topsy-Turvy Cross-Strait Politics
May 01, 2019

Taiwan's Topsy-Turvy Cross-Strait Politics

By James X. Morris
Taiwan’s 2020 presidential candidates hint at a massive gravity shift toward China in both the KMT and DPP.

Han Kuo-Yu: Taiwan’s Populist President?
April 27, 2019

Han Kuo-Yu: Taiwan’s Populist President?

By Jeffery C. J. Chen
Han is wildly popular, but his policy positions -- or lack thereof -- should be cause for concern, given Taiwan's delicate situation.

Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunners Just Tested Very Different Foreign Waters
March 29, 2019

Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunners Just Tested Very Different Foreign Waters

By Nick Aspinwall
President Tsai Ing-wen visited Taiwan’s Pacific diplomatic allies, while Han Kuo-yu stopped in Hong Kong, Macau, and China.

Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’
March 15, 2019

Taiwan Is Swept by the ‘Han Wave’

By Nick Aspinwall
The populist mayor of Kaohsiung is a cultural phenomenon who looks set to make his presence known in Taiwan’s presidential race.
KMT’s Cross-Strait Peace Treaty Idea Sparks Controversy in Taiwan
March 06, 2019

KMT’s Cross-Strait Peace Treaty Idea Sparks Controversy in Taiwan

By Nick Aspinwall
KMT chairman Wu Den-yih’s idea of a cross-strait peace agreement did not go over well.

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