September 29, 2020 - 16:09
https://taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2020/09/28/2003744198 Taipei Times  Editorials Mon, Sep 28, 2020  page 6 Lunch in the afternoon: The US, Taiwan and ‘China’s aggressive behavior’ Midday in Manhattan on Wednesday, September 16, was sunny and mild. Even...
September 29, 2020 - 16:14
 The last time I spoke with President Lee Teng-hui was thirteen years ago next week, on Friday morning, August 24, 2007.  We conversed for nearly two hours one-on-one, not surprisingly, about Taiwan’s nationhood and its international legal status, subjects on which he undoubtedly...
June 25, 2020 - 16:34
John Foster Dulles and The Handshake that Never Was   By John J. Tkacik     I shall begin this historical meditation on the late U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles by sympathizing with the current Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.     Secretary Pompeo is,...
March 25, 2020 - 10:47
Taiwan’s Place On the Coronavirus Map   By John J. Tkacik, Jr.   Swirling within the cybersphere’s vast ocean of reports, statistics and graphs about the international corona-virus pandemic, there is a short sentence out there in the worldwide web, which the Chinese government...
February 18, 2020 - 15:24
‘Republic of China’ and ‘Taiwan’   Mon, Feb 10, 2020 - Page 6   President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) convincing reelection last month suggests “Taiwan” is now a name the international community is ready for; one that fits easily into the global “...
February 18, 2020 - 15:21
The US and Taiwan: Prospects for 2020 Mon, Dec 23, 2019 - Page 6   2019 was a horrible year for United States relations with China, the most dismal in US-China relations since the Cultural Revolution. But the good news is that 2019 was a year of deepening cooperation between the US and Taiwan...
November 12, 2019 - 16:26
(CHAPTER FOR DANA DILLON BOOK – AMERICA’S CHALLENGE IN ASIA]   One China, One Taiwan?   Is there only one China?  Are there two?  Is the government of one China seated in Beijing and the other in Taipei?  Or perhaps Taiwan is wholly independent...
November 12, 2019 - 16:48
On Taiwan: A New "Trump Doctrine on China and Taiwan? Mon, Nov 11, 2019 - Page 6 Whew! Last month, the Chinese foreign ministry whacked both Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the most solemn terms! The Vice President, it seems, “intentionally...
October 31, 2019 - 16:32
September 2014 Hegemony, Alliances and Power Transition in Asia: China’s rise, America’s “Pivot” and Taiwan’s Choice   by John J. Tkacik   East Asia and the Western Pacific are now in a geopolitical “power transition” with the United States as...
October 21, 2019 - 17:56
The Unhappy Isles of Oceania   Mon, Sep 30, 2019 - Page 6   Although the international news media seem to think otherwise, it would be a mistake to see Taiwan’s loss this month of two Pacific Island diplomatic partners, the Solomon Islands and Kiribati, as driven by Beijing’s...

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