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Taiwan’s January 2024 Elections: What You Need to Know 

Taiwan’s January 2024 Elections: What You Need to Know 

By Phillip C. Saunders
Introducing the three presidential candidates and reviewing four factors likely to shape the outcome.
‘Troublemaker’ and ‘Pawn’: US-related Narratives Amid Taiwan’s Presidential Election

‘Troublemaker’ and ‘Pawn’: US-related Narratives Amid Taiwan’s Presidential Election

By Yang Kuang-shun
Tropes attacking Taiwanese politicians for supposedly being alienated from – or being too close to – the U.S. have been common for decades. This election cycle is no exception.

Taiwan’s Presidential and VP Contenders Give Final Campaign Push

Taiwan’s Presidential and VP Contenders Give Final Campaign Push

By Brian Hioe
With less than two weeks left until the Taiwanese presidential elections, campaigning (and partisan mud-slinging) has kicked into high gear. 

How Should Beijing Engage with the Next Taiwanese Administration?

How Should Beijing Engage with the Next Taiwanese Administration?

By Zhuoran Li
Regardless of who wins Taiwan’s January 13 election, Beijing will have a golden opportunity to initiate talks without preconditions.

Taiwan’s Election Is Not a Turning Point for US Policy 

Taiwan’s Election Is Not a Turning Point for US Policy 

By Robert Sutter
Regardless of who wins in January 2024, we can expect continuity in U.S. policy toward Taiwan and China.
Taiwan’s Election Isn’t About War. It’s About Clarity.

Taiwan’s Election Isn’t About War. It’s About Clarity.

By Vincent Y. Chao
A spokesperson for DPP candidate William Lai pushes back on the KMT’s preferred framing of the presidential race.

Taiwan Is Attending the APEC Summit, Too

Taiwan Is Attending the APEC Summit, Too

By Christopher Bodeen
Taiwan’s participation in APEC offers a rare chance to break the diplomatic embargo imposed by China.
Is This the End of Ideology in Taiwanese Politics?

Is This the End of Ideology in Taiwanese Politics?

By Julia Marinaccio
Ideology does not guide the 2024 presidential candidates’ policies on cross-strait and international relations. Yet party dynamics will inform how candidates would manage these relations if victorious. 

Nobody Enjoys Celebrating ‘Taiwan National Day’ 

Nobody Enjoys Celebrating ‘Taiwan National Day’ 

By Hiro Fu
A political row over the title of this year's National Day event has as much to do with the history of Taiwan’s political parties as their approaches to the cross-strait status quo.

Can Taiwan’s Opposition Settle on a Unity Candidate?

Can Taiwan’s Opposition Settle on a Unity Candidate?

By Brian Hioe
To have any chance of winning, the pan-Blue camp will need to avoid the current three-way contest for votes. But so far no one looks willing to withdraw.

The Implications of Terry Gou’s Taiwanese Presidential Election Bid

The Implications of Terry Gou’s Taiwanese Presidential Election Bid

By KAWASHIMA Shin
The election just got more interesting.
Taiwan Strait Tensions Will Stabilize – But Only Temporarily

Taiwan Strait Tensions Will Stabilize – But Only Temporarily

By Denny Roy
Taiwan’s election season will likely stabilize the cross-strait situation, but all bets are off when the new administration comes into office.

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