The unilateral launch of new air routes by China and intensifying activity by the PLA Air Force near and around Taiwan could be the first steps in a series of escalatory moves by Beijing to intimidate Taiwan and prevent a future U.S. role in the area.
Taiwan’s best chance to stop a forceful takeover by China is to prevent the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) coming ashore. That makes the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) a crucial area of investment in terms of financial resources, research and development, and industrial capability.
Taiwan in Perspective brings you two key People’s Liberation Army textbooks
The presence of Chinese ballistic and cruise missiles targeting Taiwan is not the problem. The problem is Beijing’s desire to annex Taiwan.
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
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?
Asymmetry is the new black, at least among defense analysts dealing with the Asia-Pacific. Asymmetrical warfare is an age-old concept. Recently, however, it has been mostly associated with insurgent groups […]