Taipei Times reports on planned exercise on Taiping Island (太平島) scheduled for the beginning of September. Defense of Taiping, the largest island in highly contested area of Spratly Islands, has been […]
Original 11-dotted line map published by Republic of China in 1947. In 1950s People’s Republic of China removed 2 dotted lines in the area of Gulf of Tonkin after it reached […]
Charles Glaser’s article, “Will China’s Rise Lead To War?“ in Foreign Affairs brings to light many interesting points that reflect the complex debate on whether China’s rise will be peaceful or whether […]
Picture in the header is section of the map of Formosa in 1896. Courtesy of University of Texas Libraries, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
I am a Taiwan and China specialist with focus on defense and military issues. My broader research interests include territorial disputes in East and South China Sea, Taiwan-Japan relations, and […]
[Updated in April 2016] This blog originally started in August 2012 as Michal Thim’s personal blog, serving mostly as a platform for reposting articles published elsewhere (The Diplomat, The National […]