December 27, 2022
Taiwan Extends Compulsory Military Service to 1 Year
By Huizhong Wu
Taiwan's current 4-month military conscription requirement, put in place in 2017, was widely panned by the public as being too short.
March 15, 2022
Taiwan Watches the Ukraine Invasion and Asks: Are We Ready?
By Brian Hioe
The invasion of Ukraine has sparked a conversation about how well Taiwan’s armed forces and civilian population are prepared to fend off a Chinese invasion.
October 21, 2021
What Do People in Taiwan Think About Their Military?
By Austin Horng-En Wang, Charles K. S. Wu, Fan-Yu Chen, and Yao-Yuan Yeh
As the perceived threat from China rises, people in Taiwan are reevaluating long-held negative views of their military.
December 18, 2020
China’s Military Actions Against Taiwan in 2021: What to Expect
By Ying-Yu Lin
A look at the security environment facing Taiwan in the upcoming year.
December 09, 2020
What Taiwan’s Military Can Learn From the Armenia-Azerbaijan War
By Eric Chan
Taiwan can take valuable lessons from the role of drones, decoys, and flexible thinking in the conflict.
November 03, 2020
Taiwan’s Overall Defense Concept, Explained
By Lee Hsi-min and Eric Lee
The concept’s developer explains the asymmetric approach to Taiwan’s defense.
October 03, 2020
Taiwan Debates Military Preparedness Measures as Chinese Threats Escalate
By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan is considering an increase in reservist call-ups as the U.S. mulls abandoning its longtime policy of “strategic ambiguity.”
January 24, 2019
China Flies Aircraft Close to Taiwan After Taiwan Launches Live-Fire Drills
By Nick Aspinwall
The moves come shortly after Xi told Chinese troops to prepare for war, kicking off a potentially volatile 2019.
August 01, 2018
Estimating Taiwanese Military Power
By Ian Easton
How well would Taiwan be able to defend itself against a Chinese attack?
February 22, 2017
Taiwan's Cold War Fortresses
By Guy Plopsky
Fortifications on Matsu Island were meant to defend against a communist invasion.
August 30, 2016
Taiwan's Military Conscription Dilemma
By Shang-su Wu
Taiwan’s temporary extension of conscription shows that the new administration is also struggling with the issue.
April 24, 2015
Taiwan’s All-Volunteer Force Pains: There’s a Way Out
By J. Michael Cole
Taiwan's politics are proving ruinous for the country's national defense. Here's what needs to be done.