Taiwan's flag is seen on the tower of the Presidential Office in Taipei on Jan. 13.

Taiwan Needs Allies, Not Partisans

Pompeo has set Taiwan up for repercussions without taking any responsibility himself.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump speak at the White House.

Trump Team Makes Last-Minute Moves to Box In Biden on Foreign Policy

On Taiwan, Yemen, and Cuba, the Trump administration is laying political land mines for Biden on its way out the door.

The rooms at the Grand Hotel in Taipei are illuminated to form the word "zero" after Taiwan reported no new coronavirus cases for two consecutive days, on April 17.

East Asia Takes a Cautious Coronavirus Victory Lap

Here are five of our best pieces on how East Asia handled the pandemic.

Protesters gather during a rally against pro-China media and disinformation

How One Social Media App Is Beating Disinformation

Line and the Taiwanese government are working together to check facts.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen gestures in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei on Oct. 10.

Biden Will Speak Softer but Act Stronger on Taiwan

U.S. support will be strengthened, but Trump’s provocations will disappear.

Counterprotesters debate a supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump

Is an Undecided U.S. Presidential Election a National Security Threat?

As U.S. states count votes, are foreign states seeking to undermine American interests from East Asia to East Africa?

Tourists at a former Taiwan military base

Xi Doesn’t Need to Invade Taiwan Right Now

An uncertain U.S. presidency creates the risk of opportunism, but the dangers are too high for Beijing.


Taiwan Is More Than a Pawn to Be Sacrificed to China

Here are all the reasons why the country and its people matter.

A journalist looks at a map showing the route of a missile apparently mistakenly launched from Taiwan during a press conference in Taipei on July 1, 2016.

China Keeps Inching Closer to Taiwan

The United States needs to get serious about defending the island nation—here’s how.


Document of the Week: Czech Pol to China: Piss Off

A local Czech politician tells China’s foreign minister not to “open your trap” again about his country’s relations with Taiwan.

A Su-35 fighter jet

Indian Social Media Goes Nuts Over Fake Claim of Su-35 Shootdown

With tensions high, nationalist audiences are primed for dangerous nonsense.

Fighters loyal to the U.N.-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord

Our Top Weekend Reads

The impact of the Israel-UAE deal on the war in Libya, what we know about Biden’s foreign-policy vision, and the disastrous state of Taiwan’s military.

A U.S.-made F-16V

Taiwan’s Military Has Flashy American Weapons but No Ammo

A young soldier’s suicide reveals the disastrous logistics of an undersupplied army.

Taiwanese sailors on the deck of a supply ship after taking part in military drills at the Tsoying naval base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Jan. 31, 2018.

Arm Taiwan—but Skip the Nukes

As the military balance of power shifts in China’s favor, Beijing may be increasingly tempted to act against Taiwan.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan Shows How to Carefully Snip Chinese Economic Ties

Facing a hostile Beijing, Taipei has been decoupling from its biggest trade partner.

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