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People walk beneath cherry blossoms near the National Assembly in Seoul on April 9, after two years of the area being closed to the public for COVID-19 control.
People walk beneath cherry blossoms near the National Assembly in Seoul on April 9, after two years of the area being closed to the public for COVID-19 control.

China’s Neighbors Are Navigating COVID-19, Beijing, and Washington

A long, strange trip through East Asia shows the region’s impressive steering skills.

CM-11 tanks fire their cannons during a live-fire military exercise in Pingtung county, in southern Taiwan, on Sept. 7.
CM-11 tanks fire their cannons during a live-fire military exercise in Pingtung county, in southern Taiwan, on Sept. 7.

Taiwan Needs Weapons for Day 1 of a Chinese Invasion

Unlike Ukraine, the island will be very hard to arm during a conflict.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pose for photographs at the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan, on Aug. 3.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen pose for photographs at the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan, on Aug. 3.

After Pelosi’s Visit, Most of the Indo-Pacific Sides With Beijing

Almost the entire region backs China—but the regime’s behavior has also crystallized support for Taiwan.

Shipping containers sit in the harbor in Keelung City, Taiwan.
Shipping containers sit in the harbor in Keelung City, Taiwan.

India’s Taiwan Moment

Realities in the Indo-Pacific region have changed, and it’s time for New Delhi to deepen its political ties with Taipei.

A Taiwanese military outpost on Shi islet is seen past anti-landing spikes placed along the coast of Lieyu island on Taiwan’s Kinmen islands, which lie just 2 miles from the coast of mainland China, on Aug. 10.
A Taiwanese military outpost on Shi islet is seen past anti-landing spikes placed along the coast of Lieyu island on Taiwan’s Kinmen islands, which lie just 2 miles from the coast of mainland China, on Aug. 10.

We’re Still Asking the Wrong Questions About War With China Over Taiwan

The priority is not who would win a war over Taiwan, but how to prevent one in the first place.

Indigenous Taiwanese dancers at the Asia Pride Games
Indigenous Taiwanese dancers at the Asia Pride Games

Don’t Sacrifice Taiwan in the Fight for LGBT Rights

Conceding to Beijing’s demands compromises Pride’s values.

Taiwanese air force staff inspect a F-16V fighter jet.
Taiwanese air force staff inspect a F-16V fighter jet.

Taiwan Can’t Rely on ‘Daddy America’ to Solve Its Problems

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit exposed serious security weaknesses.

A pro-China protester steps on a defaced photo of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a demonstration against her visit to Taiwan in Hong Kong on Aug. 3.
A pro-China protester steps on a defaced photo of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a demonstration against her visit to Taiwan in Hong Kong on Aug. 3.

How Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Gambit Backfired

Beijing’s shock-and-awe military response has created a new normal in East Asia.

Cargo ships are seen at a harbor in Taiwan.
Cargo ships are seen at a harbor in Taiwan.

Shipping Is Staying Cool About Taiwan

The maritime insurance industry sees little elevated risk from China’s exercises.

Two unidentified military vessels off Taiwan
Two unidentified military vessels off Taiwan
A Chinese military vessel sails off Pingtan Island, one of China's closest points to Taiwan, on Aug. 5.
A Chinese military vessel sails off Pingtan Island, one of China's closest points to Taiwan, on Aug. 5.

China’s Military Exercises Aren’t a Crisis—Yet

Analysts have been keen to make comparisons to tensions in 1996.

A television broadcasts news about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
A television broadcasts news about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

China Is Stepping Up Its Information War on Taiwan

Pelosi’s visit is another spur for Beijing’s disinformation campaign.

Then-U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi attends a news conference.
Then-U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi attends a news conference.
A photo taken on October 21, 2020 shows a tourist walking past a mural painted on a wall on Taiwan's Kinmen islands, which lie just two miles from mainland China's coast.
A photo taken on October 21, 2020 shows a tourist walking past a mural painted on a wall on Taiwan's Kinmen islands, which lie just two miles from mainland China's coast.

What Does the Pelosi Taiwan Uproar Mean for U.S. China Policy?

The controversy over Nancy Pelosi’s proposed trip highlights the contradictions of U.S. policy toward the island.

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi Visit Sets Up No-Win Situation on Taiwan

Damned if she goes, damned if she doesn’t.

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