When discussing Taiwan’s “international space”, we conventionally refer to a contest over the juridical sovereignty of Taiwan (the Republic of China, ROC). Whether departing from the perspective of international law or theories of International Relations, the cross-Taiwan Strait sovereignty conflict in global politics involves two issues: Taiwan’s capacity to gain formal diplomatic recognition or, at… Continue reading The Subnational Dimension of the China-Taiwan Sovereignty Conflict in Global Politics: The Evidence from the United States
Taiwan’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections feature three candidates with distinct backgrounds and approaches. Defense policy, Taiwan-US relations, and Taiwan-Japan relations are key campaign issues, with potential implications for the island nation’s future stability and international standing. Election campaigns for Taiwan’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections next January are already in full swing. Three parties… Continue reading Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election and its candidates: What to expect in foreign policy and cross-Strait relations?
This is an exploratory research that seeks to investigate how ideology predicts Taiwanese perceptions of cross-strait relations, including attitudes toward Taiwan independence, perceptions of mainland China and Chinese people, Chinese invasion of Taiwan, and Chinese democracy. We took an inductive approach to left-right differences in Taiwan to offer a more systematic empirical understanding of ideology… Continue reading Exploring ideological differences in Taiwanese perceptions of cross-strait relations
In order to avoid escalation from happening the EU needs to start preparations — including a sanctions package — on all possible escalation scenarios, including the least possible, but still probable case of invasion on Taiwan. Escalation can take on many forms and doesn’t mean only a full-scale Chinese’s invasion of Taiwan. A military takeover… Continue reading Expectations with limitations: The EU’s response to possible Chinese escalation in the Taiwan Strait
Although the military conflict is unlikely, China’s view of the “near-sea” and its gray zone tactic integrate with military coercion in the region implies that the area of the PLA’s military operation for Taiwan might be much broader than Russia’s is in Ukraine. Security risks in the Taiwan Strait have become a heated issue since… Continue reading Cross-Strait Military Strategy – beyond war over Taiwan-Strait