Regions / Taiwan
Driven by a rising China and arms exports from the United States, military spending in Asia is on the increase.
If it weren't for decades of Western-backed political and economic repression, the Philippines might have joined the Asian Tigers years ago.
China has grown more willing to assert historical claims to its sphere of influence, but it would be a mistake to regard this as “aggression” that requires an American response.
A new book looks at a small island's outsized influence.
The recent decision by the Obama Administration to sell $5.8 billion in arms to Taiwan will annoy Taipei, irritate Beijing, and stir up the China bashers.
Yu Bin responds to Ian Williams.
The United States should not abandon Taiwan at its time of need, argues Ian William.
Taiwan's uncompromising push for independence is destabilizing the region, argues Yu Bin.
Excessive arms sales to Taiwan might jeopardize this favorable trend.
Overall, what policies are most likely to yield peace, stability, and prosperity in Taiwan?