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Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis addresses the media at a press conference.

Pressured By China, Lithuania Won’t Back Down Over Taiwan

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said his country is working to find a diplomatic solution.

An air crew prepares an evacuation flight out of Kabul.

Taiwan Isn’t Afghanistan, Whatever Beijing Says

The fall of Kabul is a crisis of competence, not credibility, for U.S. power in Asia.

Pedestrians pass a military propaganda poster in Beijing.

China’s Neighbors Hope Afghanistan Pullout Means Pivot to Indo-Pacific

With the withdrawal completed, Washington’s strategic shift can commence.

Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian arrives at the High Court in Taipei on July 19, 2010.

Taiwan Showed How to Prosecute an Ex-President

The trial of Chen Shui-bian strengthened democracy, despite fears of division.

KMT supporters rally in Taipei

Even a Short War Over Taiwan or the Baltics Would Be Devastating

Scenarios and war games rarely take full account of civilian losses.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso

Taro Aso’s Taiwan Slip Was Likely Deliberate

The gaffe-prone Japanese politician was the perfect vehicle for plausible deniability when signaling support for Taipei.

Anthony Fauci briefs the press on COVID-19.

The Pandemic Proves Only Technocrats Can Save Us

Populist politicians love to belittle experts, but when it’s a matter of life and death, the precautionary principle and expertise are what counts.

Medical personnel receive the Moderna vaccine in Taiwan.

U.S.-China Spat Over Taiwan Extends to Vaccine Diplomacy

The United States is providing hundreds of thousands of vaccines right in China’s front yard.

A pedestrian walks in Taiwan.

Taiwan’s Governmental Overconfidence Keeps Creating Crises

An energy shortage threatens critical semiconductor supply lines as COVID-19 surges.

Xiamen, China is seen from Taiwan.

Still Waiting for a Serious Debate on Taiwan

It’s easy to be in favor of U.S. troops defending the island if you don’t address the arguments on the other side.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga take part in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 16.

What the United States Wants From Japan in Taiwan

Biden should be clear about potential wartime plans now or else risk being disappointed by delays in Tokyo.

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visits an air force base

As U.S. Hardens Line on Beijing, Taiwan’s Stock Rises in Washington

Taiwan doesn’t have a U.S. embassy. But it’s got plenty of influence—and more to come.

A Taiwanese soldier waves a flag.

Abandoning Taiwan Makes Zero Moral or Strategic Sense

There’s no case for ditching a long-time democratic ally.

Blinken meets von der Leyen in Brussels.

Biden Can’t Avoid Getting Tough on Europe Much Longer

The fuzzy goodwill between Washington and Europe has lulled the continent into a false comfort.

A woman holds Taiwanese flag during local elections in Taipei on Nov. 24, 2018.

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy Reaches Taiwan

As New Delhi and Taipei draw closer together, the map of the Asia-Pacific could change for good.

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