Harriers would seem to offer a head-on straight solution to the tactical dilemma facing Taiwan. But close analysis reveals that the aircraft isn’t worth the trouble
The winner of the 2016 presidential election will have the unenviable responsibility of pushing Taiwan’s nascent indigenous submarine program forward.
Post-World War II Europe offers tempting examples of reconciliation. None of them, however, is a good fit for relations between Taiwan and China
The aircraft carrier is a potent symbol of military power. But its utility is constrained by several factors
Taiwan’s military faces many problems, but it also deserves credit for embracing civilian control, absorbing new technologies, and re-organizing itself after several waves of downsizing.
During the Taiwan Strait ‘hacker war’ of 1999, the National Security Bureau alone recorded 70,000 hits in a single month. By 2012, that number had reached 3.34 million. Is the nation ready to meet the challenge of cyber warfare?
Talking defense is hardly a vote catcher, but we need to know how the next commander-in-chief intends to defend the nation against external aggression
Reality check: All the talk about the possible sale of French-built amphibious assault ships to China is mere speculation
Beijing’s declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea in November 2013 came as a surprise; similar steps in the South China Sea should not surprise anyone.
China has a wide range of options to make the skies over Taiwan a hostile territory for Taiwanese pilots, but its new advanced air defense system is not likely to be one of them.