On 13 August, 2015, National Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) will unveil new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), commonly known as drones, as a part of its Taipei Aerospace […]
Process of Taiwan’s democratization introduced greater demand for transparency in defence planning.
Update: read J. Michael Cole’s rebuttal of Hugh White in The National Interest: Don’t Let China Swallow Taiwan. Every now and then, there is an editorial or essay that takes on issues […]
Every year, Taiwan’s military organizes an open day at CCK Air Force Base in Taichung to showcase the inventory of the air force and ground forces.
There is a first time for everything, they say. My most recent first time happened on April 8, 2014. I attended briefing for foreign press at the Executive Yuan (EY), […]
According to U.S.-Taiwan Business Council’s report, Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) currently has 145 F-16A/Bs, 57 Mirage 2000D/Es, 126 IDFs, and 60 F-5E/Fs. However, not all the planes are […]
Taiwan’s military is to a considerable extent of defensive nature. This is driven by the general assumption – reflected in major defense policy documents such as Quadrennial Defense Review and 2011 National […]
I participated in the international conference South China Sea: Mare Nostrum Sinense? that took place in Prague on 9 November, 2012, and which was organized by Metropolitan University Prague. As a speaker […]
Not dissimilar to the situation in South China Sea, dispute over East China Sea involves sovereignty claims, potential access to hydrocarbon resources and fishing rights. The primary area of contention […]
Historically, the origins of the dispute are relatively recent. Most of the claimants raised their claims after the World War II (WWII), and their efforts intensified after an adoption of […]