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Taiwan’s Pragmatic Approach to Biden’s Democracy Summit
December 02, 2021

Taiwan’s Pragmatic Approach to Biden’s Democracy Summit

By Huynh Tam Sang and Phan Van Tim
Bringing Taiwanese technocrats to Washington’s Summit for Democracy could help bolster Taiwan’s democratic standing.

Which Asia-Pacific Countries Were (and Weren’t) Invited to the US Summit for Democracy?
December 01, 2021

Which Asia-Pacific Countries Were (and Weren’t) Invited to the US Summit for Democracy?

By Shannon Tiezzi
The guest list underscores the region’s ambivalent relationship with democracy and political freedom.
The Tragedy of Taiwan’s ‘Recall Revenge’
July 20, 2021

The Tragedy of Taiwan’s ‘Recall Revenge’

By Lev Nachman and Brian Hioe
The goal of Taiwan’s recall and referendum reforms was to empower civil society against entrenched politicians. The result has been the exact opposite.

Can Taiwan Provide the Alternative to Digital Authoritarianism?
July 05, 2021

Can Taiwan Provide the Alternative to Digital Authoritarianism?

By Melissa Newcomb
China and Taiwan are becoming digital states in parallel — China as a digital authoritarian regime, and Taiwan as a digital democracy.

What to Expect From US-Taiwan Relations in 2021 (and Beyond)
February 11, 2021

What to Expect From US-Taiwan Relations in 2021 (and Beyond)

By Shannon Tiezzi
In an exclusive interview, Taiwan’s Ambassador Hsiao Bi-khim discusses U.S.-Taiwan ties under the Biden administration.

Taiwan Needs to Be a Part of the UK’s China Strategy
December 31, 2020

Taiwan Needs to Be a Part of the UK’s China Strategy

By David Green
The willingness (or lack thereof) to embrace Taiwan is a bellwether of how serious liberal democracies are about countering CCP threats to their ideals.

The Glorious Contradictions of Lee Teng-hui
August 18, 2020

The Glorious Contradictions of Lee Teng-hui

By James Baron
Throughout his 97 years, Lee took on multiple identities as a Japanese, Communist, Chinese, Christian, and, finally, Taiwanese independence activist – matching the island’s many changes.
Former President Lee Teng-hui, Who Helped Birth Taiwan’s Democracy, Dies
July 31, 2020

Former President Lee Teng-hui, Who Helped Birth Taiwan’s Democracy, Dies

By Associated Press
Lee, the first native of Taiwan to hold the presidency, became famous for ushering in direct elections – and later for his pro-independence stance.

Look at Taiwan in Its Own Right
June 05, 2020

Look at Taiwan in Its Own Right

By Gerrit van der Wees
A recent article by Daniel Russel continues a long, flawed tradition of viewing Taiwan as a subset of U.S.-China relations.

Taiwan High Court Overturns Acquittals, Finds Sunflower Movement Protesters Guilty
April 30, 2020

Taiwan High Court Overturns Acquittals, Finds Sunflower Movement Protesters Guilty

By Nick Aspinwall
The High Court’s decision to overturn not guilty verdicts for seven protesters who stormed the Executive Yuan led to outrage from civil society figures.

Targeted in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay Books Has a New Home: Taiwan
April 29, 2020

Targeted in Hong Kong, Causeway Bay Books Has a New Home: Taiwan

By Kuang-shun Yang
Lam Wing-kee found refuge in Taiwan. Can the island offer safe harbor to more Hong Kong democracy activists?
Taiwan’s Success Is the Bane of Beijing’s Global Coronavirus Propaganda
April 08, 2020

Taiwan’s Success Is the Bane of Beijing’s Global Coronavirus Propaganda

By Jo Kim
Much to Beijing’s chagrin, praise of Taiwan’s success has provided the democracy with much-needed global exposure.

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