Taiwan


Power Dynamics In Upcoming Taiwanese Elections 1

For the first time in twenty years, China displayed military presence in the Taiwan Strait, flying two J-11 fighter jets across the median line of the strait on 31st March. Citing this incident, The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) expressed concerns of growing tension between the United States, […]


US-Taiwan Arms Deal Reflective Of Greater Asia Security Concerns

Last week, the State Department approved an approximately $2.2 billion arms deal with Taiwan, including 108 General Dynamics M1A2T Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger missiles manufactured by Raytheon. The Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Monday that the Chinese government and Chinese companies would impose sanctions (the details of which remain unclear) […]


A Hidden Massacre

Riddled with history, China and Taiwan have come to represent another frugal crack across the Asian continent. As the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre approaches, the relationship between the two states further deteriorates.  Hailed as the June fourth incident or Six-Four in Mainland China, the imposition of martial law sparked […]


Taiwanese Anti-China Sentiment: Growing Resentment With Maintaining The Status Quo

Earlier this year, Taiwanese Anti-China Sentiment has dramatically increased following China’s claims for reunification with the island nation. This sentiment has materialized into protests organized by those who are against possible reunification of Taiwan with Beijing. Thousands gathered outside of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) office in Taipei, the capital city of […]


Under Threat Of Obsolescence, Taiwan Seeks To Improve Military Capability

Taiwan is in the process of modernizing its missiles in an effort to close the gap between its own and China’s rapidly improving military capacities. The decision comes during a time when China, which has long threatened Taiwan with military force if it sought independence, is substantially increasing its defense […]