Taiwan

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.

Tsai Ing-wen stands in front of a group of masked soldiers.

Taiwan’s COVID-19 Success Is Worryingly Smug

Beating the pandemic has made the government and people overly complacent about China.

Pineapples sold on the streets of Taipei, Taiwan.

Pineapple War Shows Taiwan Won’t Be Bullied by Beijing

But if democracies are to stand up to Chinese coercion, they will have to join forces.

An aerial view of Gili Trawangan island near Lombok Island, Indonesia.

Islands of Immunity

Why paranoid island states have done the best when it comes to fighting COVID-19.

Semiconductors and the U.S.-China Innovation Race

Semiconductors and the U.S.-China Innovation Race

The lifeblood of high-tech industries, semiconductors are at the heart of intensifying U.S.-China strategic and economic competition. Escalating trade tensions between these two superpowers and a range of protective measures have had cascading impacts that are threatening global supply chains, firms’ competitiveness, and end-users’ access to these vital materials. FP Analytics' Special Report examines the interconnectivity and fragility of global supply chains and the central role of Taiwan in global tech competition.

In a photo released by Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense on May 11, 2018, a Taiwanese Air Force fighter jet flies near a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force bomber that reportedly flew over the Luzon Strait south of Taiwan during an exercise.

Beijing’s Welcome Gift to Biden: More Threats and Tensions

If China is seeking a reset of relations, it has a strange way of showing it.

Taiwan's chemical corps personnel stand in formation during a demonstration as Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen inspects troops in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on January 15, 2021.

With Trump Gone, Taiwan Seeks Assurances From Biden Administration

But Biden and his team are likely to resist using Taiwan as a cudgel against China the way Trump did.

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.

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