The China-Lithuania Rift Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe
China is bullying Lithuania. The EU and NATO should push back.
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.
Taiwan Isn’t Afghanistan, Whatever Beijing Says
The fall of Kabul is a crisis of competence, not credibility, for U.S. power in Asia.
China’s Neighbors Hope Afghanistan Pullout Means Pivot to Indo-Pacific
With the withdrawal completed, Washington’s strategic shift can commence.
After the Debacle: Six Concrete Steps to Restore U.S. Credibility
Each has bipartisan support and could be taken in short order.
Taiwanese Are Sympathetic but Uncertain About Hong Kong Refugees
Widespread support for protesters may not translate into policy.
Taiwan Showed How to Prosecute an Ex-President
The trial of Chen Shui-bian strengthened democracy, despite fears of division.
Beijing’s Attempts to Intimidate Taiwan Have Backfired
Chinese coercion has strengthened democratic resolve.
Even a Short War Over Taiwan or the Baltics Would Be Devastating
Scenarios and war games rarely take full account of civilian losses.
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.
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.
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.
Taiwan’s Governmental Overconfidence Keeps Creating Crises
An energy shortage threatens critical semiconductor supply lines as COVID-19 surges.
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.
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.
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.
Abandoning Taiwan Makes Zero Moral or Strategic Sense
There’s no case for ditching a long-time democratic ally.
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.
India’s Vaccine Diplomacy Reaches Taiwan
As New Delhi and Taipei draw closer together, the map of the Asia-Pacific could change for good.