January 05, 2023
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.
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.
October 30, 2021
What Role Could Civilians Play in Taiwan’s Defense?
By Jacob Parakilas
Is there a place for civic defense in a world of high-tech strategic competition?
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.
April 08, 2021
Taiwan Will Fight ‘to the Very Last Day’ If China Attacks
By Associated Press
Amid growing worries that China is preparing for military action, Taiwan’s foreign minister affirms Taiwanese “are willing to defend ourselves.”
November 13, 2020
Is China Preparing to Set Up an ADIZ in the South China Sea With Taiwan in Mind?
By Lu Li-shih
Types of aircraft intruding in Taiwan’s Southwest Air Defense Identification Zone reveal PLA intent.
October 30, 2020
With New Offensive Weapons Package, Trump Administration Goes All-in for Taiwan
By Bonnie Girard
The sale of new missile systems stretches the concept of “defensive” weaponry to its limit.
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 03, 2020
Taiwan’s Top Military Officer, Other Senior Officers Die in Helicopter Crash
By Associated Press
Eight military officers overall died in the air force copter crash on Thursday. Five others survived.
August 31, 2019
Taiwan’s All-Volunteer Force Transition Still a Challenge
By Vanessa Molter
Faced with high military personnel cost and unfavorable demographics, Taiwan will have to make uncomfortable policy choices.
August 01, 2018
Estimating Taiwanese Military Power
By Ian Easton
How well would Taiwan be able to defend itself against a Chinese attack?
June 15, 2017
Bolstering Taiwan's Last Line of Defense
By Ian Easton and Dee Wu
There is a lot that Washington can do to boost Taipei's security in the face of the threat posed by Beijing.