KMT’s devastating election defeat is a sign of bigger problems for a party that is so out of touch with the socio-political trends in 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
Complete collection of publicly available Taiwan defence policy documents
Despite its best intentions, Taiwan cannot be a major player in solving the South China Sea dispute.
Successful AVF transition requires greater commitment from government Plans are underway to transform Taiwan’s military from a force relying on a regular intake of conscripts aged 18-35 and serving 11-12 […]
Co-author: Jonathan Sullivan* A calamitous performance in Saturday’s local elections confirmed 2014 as an annus horribilis for the Kuomintang (KMT) and its Chairman Ma Ying-jeou. The embattled Ma signaled on […]
Looking to local elections for clues as to how this or that party will fare in national elections is a precarious thing. Professor Shelley Rigger has argued earlier on this blog that […]
Towards the end of second week into the occupation of Taiwan’s parliament by students and other protesters, there is still no sign of resolution. The protesters oppose the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement […]
Co-author: Jonathan Sullivan* Published in The National Interest. The year of the horse began last week, but for Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou (whose surname means horse) the signs are inauspicious. […]