How to Find Taiwan Defense, Military and National Security Information?

January 1, 2022

The Taiwan President serves as the Commander-in-Chief that leads the Taiwan armed forces. The President also chairs the National Security Council, which decides national defense guidelines relevant to national security.

The Executive Yuan formulates defense policy and supervises defense affairs handled by all government agencies, while the Ministry of National Defense (MND) administers national defense affairs, makes recommendations on defense policy, and stipulates military strategy.

The US-Taiwan Business Council maintains the Taiwan Defense & National Security website (, dedicated to the U.S.-Taiwan defense and national security relationship. It serves as a portal for Council events, research papers, editorials, and other activities related to our work in the defense and national security sector.

See in particular the following posts:

Other Resources

The Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) is the top military-focused think tank in Taiwan, and maintains reports and data about the Taiwan military.
The Taiwan in Perspective blog also maintains resources on Taiwan’s politics, security, and defense.