Ketagalan Media: An Assessment of the US Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision for Taiwan

Earlier this month, the US Department of State released its report on President Trump’s Indo-Pacific strategy, “A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Advancing a Shared Vision.” The report, timed to coincide with the East Asia Summit and the second iteration of the Indo-Pacific Business Forum, both held in Bangkok, provides an overview of the Trump administration’s vision for […]

CATO: The Taiwan Election: Dealing with Disinformation while Protecting Speech

NOTE: the author uses “he” for Audrey Tang, which is not in accordance with her self identity. In May 2019, the Swedish research institute V‑Dem published its annual Democracy report. It concluded that Taiwan is subjected to more foreign disinformation than any other country in the world. Most of it, though not all, originates in […]

The Diplomat: Taiwan’s Coronavirus Response Hits Obstacles Set by Chinese Government

A U.S. representative to the United Nations called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to directly engage with Taiwan, while Vice President-elect William Lai attended the Trump-hosted National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, as the world battles the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus. Taiwan also faced difficulties in repatriating its citizens from Wuhan. Beijing initially told […]