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 […]