Despite low-profile nature of the latest package, all the items on the list provide meaningful contribution to Taiwan’s defense
Things are not great for the U.S. just because Taiwan does not make it to Western media headlines.
The presence of Chinese ballistic and cruise missiles targeting Taiwan is not the problem. The problem is Beijing’s desire to annex Taiwan.
The Ma-Xi meeting was not a sign of positive developments in cross-strait relations
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.
Taiwan’s defence industry already provides some of the critical systems required to mount credible conventional deterrent
Taiwan’s fighter jet fleet and future procurement options (2015 update)
Attribution remains to be key problem in responding to state-sponsored cyber-attacks.