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September 12, 2017 | EXPERT: William Reinsch

It is now about eight months into the Trump presidency, and it’s time to take stock of his trade policy and accomplishments so far. The short answer is the policy is incoherent and the accomplishments few, but both deserve a deeper dive. READ MORE

September 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

Whether the issue is internal splits within Taiwan’s two major political parties or Beijing’s view of the parties and their leaders, the predominating mood today is skepticism. Not only have Tsai Ing-wen’s poll numbers continued to drop, she also faces increasing pressure from the Mainland. READ MORE

August 28, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

China's policy of non-intervention has made it reluctant to vote for sanctions as a member of the United Nations Security Council. But recently, China has supported increasing economic pressure on North Korea. READ MORE

August 22, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japan is unlikely to develop nuclear weapons to counter the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons capability, a Japanese security specialist said last week in Taipei. READ MORE

August 21, 2017 | EXPERT: Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.

By Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. and Tom Harvey READ MORE

August 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

President Trump’s “fire and fury” comment has solicited an even stronger verbal retaliation from North Korea. A few hours after the president issued his warning, North Korea reacted with a threat of a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. READ MORE

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