The winner of the 2016 presidential election will have the unenviable responsibility of pushing Taiwan’s nascent indigenous submarine program forward.
There are good reasons to think that the UN Charter allows Japan and the US to come to Taiwan’s defense.
Co-author: Misato Matsuoka*. Japan does not have it easy among its neighbors. Koreans (from both Koreas) and Chinese won’t miss a chance to slam Japan for lack of repentance for […]
US Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Asia next week could not come at a more timely moment. It is the first high level visit since President Obama cancelled his […]
With the announcement of the new Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on 23 November, Beijing has elevated its territorial claims in the East China Sea to a higher level, literally. Chinese officials […]
Co-author: Misato Matsuoka.* There is a lot of buzz about U.S. rebalancing policy, but at the end of the day it is not a massive policy change from the U.S. […]
Japan and Taiwan have signed a ground-breaking agreement on fishing rights that leaves China isolated in the territorial dispute over Senkaku/Diaoyutai islands. According to Taipei Times, major elements of the agreement are: intervention-free fishing […]
Taiwan to skip Senkakus claims in fisheries talks with Japan According to Asahi Shimbun, Taiwan plans to skip sovereignty issue in an attempt to negotiate agreement on fishing in disputed […]
North Korea’s rocket launch has once again draw World’s attention to Korean peninsula but for Taiwan it was an important moment for quite different reason. As Ministry of National Defence confirmed, […]
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 […]