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Defense

Improving Readiness in the Military

One of the first priorities of the new administration in 2016 should be to carry out a thoroughgoing policy review aimed at restoring Taiwan’s military readiness

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Editorials, Politics

The Changing China Narrative

Large-scale economic bungling has highlighted the profound limitations of the Chinese leadership. Whether that hit endures will have a huge influence on Beijing’s ability to continue getting its way in international affairs

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Politics

Taiwan, China and the U.S. Presidential Election

From Taiwan’s perspective, Hillary Clinton appears to be the pick of the litter among U.S. presidential candidates. Jeb Bush? Not so much

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Defense

Planning for the Unthinkable

A newly inaugurated President Tsai Ing-wen should move decisively to strengthen Taiwan’s ability to deter the possibility of a Chinese military attack by improving its standing in the United States

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Editorials, Politics

The Collapse of China’s Taiwan Strategy

The good news is that it has indeed collapsed. The bad news is that its replacement may be even worse

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Defense

What Israel Can Teach Taiwan

Both Israel and Taiwan face existential threats. Can Taiwan learn anything from Israel’s approach to keeping its at bay? Veteran journalist Peter Enav weighs in

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Politics

Clinton’s Asia Pivot

Comments made by prospective presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton in a recent interview with a Taiwanese magazine may presage a more critical U.S. policy toward China and a warmer American attitude toward Taiwan

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Politics

Xi’s Determination and Taiwan’s Challenge

Chinese leader Xi Jinping is a man in a hurry on Taiwan, but that doesn’t mean he’s unstoppable. The sooner Taiwan’s people understand this, the better prepared they’ll be to scuttle his plans

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Politics

The Incredible Durability of Ma’s Mendacious Cross-Strait Narrative

A powerful China lobby in the U.S. is helping to sustain President Ma’s demonstrably false narrative on cross-strait relations

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Features, Politics

Surviving China: A Game Plan for Taiwan’s Next Leader

For democratic Taiwan to survive, the next leader will have to raise the cost of aggression to levels that Beijing would find unbearable

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