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Taiwan defense policy

Taiwan Revives Civilian Leadership of Defense

Taiwan Revives Civilian Leadership of Defense

By Calvin Chu
Can the Lai administration finally break through the insular defense bureaucracy to enforce necessary reforms?

Setting the Record Straight: The KMT Defense Blueprint for Taiwan

Setting the Record Straight: The KMT Defense Blueprint for Taiwan

By Howard Shen
If elected, Hou Yu-ih plans to publish Taiwan’s first National Security Strategy within the first ten months of the presidency.
Taiwan’s New Submarines Will Be a Mixed Blessing

Taiwan’s New Submarines Will Be a Mixed Blessing

By Rowan Allport
Taiwan’s first domestically built submarine, the Hai Kun, is a significant technical achievement, but will only modestly contribute to the island’s defense.

Taiwan’s Will to Fight May Be Stronger Than You Think

Taiwan’s Will to Fight May Be Stronger Than You Think

By Timothy R. Heath
Should China mount an invasion, Taiwan's political leadership and degree of social cohesion will be the most important factors in its defense.

What Do Taiwanese Think About Expanding Conscription?

What Do Taiwanese Think About Expanding Conscription?

By Timothy S. Rich and Serena White
A new survey finds broad support for the lengthened conscription period, even past the current one year mark.

Taiwan’s Defense Dilemma

Taiwan’s Defense Dilemma

By Jenny Li
As the U.S. urges Taiwan to adopt a security strategy that requires foreign intervention, it also upholds a policy of strategic ambiguity, making it difficult for Taipei to commit to a purely defensive approach.

Taiwan Says War With China Can and Should Be Avoided

Taiwan Says War With China Can and Should Be Avoided

By Kevin Cheng
Taiwanese officials largely downplay the risk of an imminent invasion from Beijing, but they are also making preparations for the worst-case scenario.
In the Face of War, the Dangers of Pro-China Rhetoric in Taiwan

In the Face of War, the Dangers of Pro-China Rhetoric in Taiwan

By Fang-Yu Chen, Wen Liu, and Brian Hioe
A subset of pro-China intellectuals and political elites in Taiwan are trying to convince the public that bolstering self-defense is somehow recklessly provocative.

The Politics Behind Taiwan’s Military Draft Extension

The Politics Behind Taiwan’s Military Draft Extension

By Brian Hioe
While extending the conscription period is a politically risky move, few other parties are ready to openly criticize the decision.

Why Taiwan Can’t Copy Ukraine’s Civil Defense Blueprint

Why Taiwan Can’t Copy Ukraine’s Civil Defense Blueprint

By James Baron
Replicating Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Force is not legally or politically feasible in Taiwan – at least for now.

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