Taiwan

Will the three Ts tie India and Taiwan?
Will the three Ts tie India and Taiwan?
India’s diplomats have been told to focus on the three Ts: Trade, Technology and Tourism.  Together, these make a fourth T, Taiwan, look attractive. Just in tourism, the…
Taiwan: Biden risks talking himself into a war he cannot win
Taiwan: Biden risks talking himself into a war he cannot win
The more often US President Joe Biden appears to abandon strategic ambiguity by saying quite clearly that America would go to war with China to defend Taiwan, the more difficult…
What does Biden mean on Taiwan?
What does Biden mean on Taiwan?
In the Cold War, analysts were sometimes concerned that the Kremlin might misread a rogue statement of bellicosity in Washington DC as an indication of White House intentions. If…
Best way to avoid war is to arm Taiwan
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Best way to avoid war is to arm Taiwan
Originally published in The Australian.
What are the prospects for stability across the Taiwan Strait?
What are the prospects for stability across the Taiwan Strait?
It is under debate whether we are heading towards a fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis. This month alone, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, China responded with unprecedented…
The social media spectacle of China’s Taiwan military exercises
The social media spectacle of China’s Taiwan military exercises
“The Old Witch has landed” was a much recurring phrase on Chinese social media on 2 August 2022. The so-called “Old Witch” was US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and for the entire…
Why can’t Beijing renounce force against Taiwan?
Why can’t Beijing renounce force against Taiwan?
China has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. While “peaceful national reunification” is regularly invoked, the threat of military action has loomed since 1949 and…
China’s Taiwan policy in the “new era”
China’s Taiwan policy in the “new era”
After a spree of military exercises to protest US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei, China has released a white paper to “reiterate” its stance on Taiwan in the “new…
What the Philippines has at stake in Taiwan
What the Philippines has at stake in Taiwan
As tensions between China and the United States grow, most Southeast Asian countries will anxiously seek to remain neutral, however difficult this may be. Yet the Philippines…
When serious, careful US management of China–Taiwan policies … isn’t
When serious, careful US management of China–Taiwan policies … isn’t
It’s a weird crisis, if it can be called that. Foreign reactions, and even those in Taiwan, to China’s unprecedented military drills in recent days have been a collective yawn. It…