June 13, 2010 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Take China Out of the Driver’s Seat on Taiwan

Editorial: Take China Out of the Driver’s Seat on Taiwan: A U.S. policy meant to ease friction with Beijing only creates more incentives to raise a fuss with every new deal (Arlington, Virginia, June 13, 2010) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – The Wall Street Journal America’s defense relationship with Taiwan is again causing friction in […]

July 21, 2009 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Maintaining Stability

Editorial: Maintaining Stability: China Tests the Waters on Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, July 21, 2009) Joint Commentary by Rupert Hammond Chambers and Walter Lohman – Honolulu Advertiser China and Taiwan are getting along much better these days. Considering the stake the United States has in their relationship, that’s good news. But this is no time to […]

July 20, 2009 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Detente Needs Muscle

Editorial: Detente Needs Muscle: Taiwan Modernization Underpins Chinese Dealings (Arlington, Virginia, July 20, 2019) Editorial by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – Defense News Early last month, several of Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense officials met with the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign and National Defense Committee. During his testimony, Chang Liang-jen, vice minister of national defense, noted that Taiwan’s […]

March 11, 2009 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan and China Make Strides, Can America Respond?

Editorial: Taiwan and China Make Strides: Can America Respond? (Arlington, Virginia, March 11, 2009) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – Brookings Institution: Northeast Asia Introduction:  On March 22, 2008, Taiwan voters went to the polls and declared a return to Kuomintang (KMT) rule. The KMT’s Ma Ying-jeou won a landslide election against Frank Hsieh of the […]

November 7, 2008 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: A Chance to Build on Taiwan’s Progress

Editorial: A Chance to Build on Taiwan’s Progress (Arlington, Virginia, November 7, 2008) Commentary by Chairman Paul Wolfowitz – Far Eastern Economic Review Relations with the People’s Republic of China will inevitably be one of the top foreign-policy concerns of the next U.S. administration, and not only for President Barack Obama and his secretary of […]

October 27, 2008 Articles & Editorials

Editorial: Taiwan Arms: 2 Steps Back, 1 Step Forward

Editorial: Taiwan Arms: 2 Steps Back, 1 Step Forward (Arlington, Virginia, October 27, 2008) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers – Defense News When the U.S. State Department notified Congress Oct. 3 of a proposed $6.4 billion arms package offering a range of defensive weaponry to Taiwan, the sheer scope and cost of the package caught everyone’s […]