Taiwan Conflict

China Dials Up Tensions in the Taiwan Strait

cc Flickr 總統府, modified, https://www.flickr.com/photos/presidentialoffice/31787978550/in/photolist-as1rZ6-as1gGK-as1eet-QqZGxG-QqZFKu-QqZHmL-68ifre

A new strategic paradigm is emerging in one of the world’s most dangerous geopolitical flashpoints.

Trump Defies China with $2.2 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan

M1Abrams - one of the platforms included in this latest arms sale to Taiwan. cc Flickr Mark Holloway, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The pace of arms sales to the democratic, self-governing island is increasing under the Trump administration.

South China Sea Dispute: Taiwan


In the fifth article of our series on South China Sea claimants, we examine the historical reasoning, diplomacy, and military dimensions of the Taiwan claim.

President Trump and Taiwan Arms Sales

ROCF16, cc Flickr Al Jazeera English https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/, modified,

With naked US-China acrimony looking like the new normal, will Taiwan finally get its game-changing arms package?

Global Forecast (03-29-2017)


Brexit begins, the Iraqi army makes slow steady in Mosul, and China looks to turn up the heat on Taiwan.

Global Forecast (12-14-2016)


UK inflation ticks higher, a bloody end to the battle of Aleppo, and China takes aim at Taiwan.

Four Empires on the Rise, Part Two

cc Flickr Kenneth Lu, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

In part two of a two-part series, Andre Ishii explores how classical geopolitics will increasingly manifest in the years to come.

Time to Reset Japan-Taiwan Security and Defense Relations

President Tsai, cc VOA, public domain

The time is right for a new beginning in Taiwan-Japan relations.

Cross-Strait ‘Status Quo’ in the Balance as Taiwan Heads to the Polls

TsaiIngWen, cc Flickr, modified, davidreid, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Taiwanese are voting this week in an election that will be closely watched by officials in Beijing and Washington.

Shock Summit: Presidents of China, Taiwan to Meet in Singapore

MYJ_VOA, cc Voice of America

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou is looking to make some history in the twilight of his term.

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