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Michal Thim
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Common misconceptions about 1995-96 Taiwan Strait crisis drive analysis on the utility of China’s aircraft carriers

Common misconceptions about 1995-96 Taiwan Strait crisis drive analysis on the utility of China’s aircraft carriers
Common misconceptions about 1995-96 Taiwan Strait crisis drive analysis on the utility of China’s aircraft carriers
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A look at possible conflict scenarios in the Taiwan Strait for @ThinkingTaiwan (blog version)

A look at possible conflict scenarios in the Taiwan Strait, from surprise missile strikes to an amphibious assault, cyber attacks to ‘salami-slicing’ Experience tells us that we often fail to see the tragedies that loom on the horizon. This is difficult…
A look at possible conflict scenarios in the Taiwan Strait, from surprise missile strikes to an amphibious assault, cyber attacks to ‘salami-slicing’ Experience tells us that we often fail to see t...
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera…
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,0...
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Swedish-made fighter could solve ROCAF’s air-defense, acquisition problems. Co-author: Brian Benedictus* The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) appears to be a formidable force on paper, wielding 300-plus fighter jets (excluding the obsolete F-5E/F used…
Swedish-made fighter could solve ROCAF’s air-defense, acquisition problems. Co-author: Brian Benedictus* The Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) appears to be a formidable force on paper, wielding ...
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Looking to local elections for clues as to how this or that party will fare in national elections is a precarious thing. Professor Shelley Rigger has argued earlier on this blog that Saturday’s elections should not be seen as a referendum on the KMT…
Looking to local elections for clues as to how this or that party will fare in national elections is a precarious thing. Professor Shelley Rigger has argued earlier on this blog that Saturday’s ele...
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Three reasons to follow Taiwan's 9-in-1 elections

On November 29, Taiwan will experience its own ‘mid-term’ elections. This time unprecedented for at least three reasons. Firstly, it is for the first time that altogether 9 different elections will be combined on single voting day. Over 11,000 seats are…
On November 29, Taiwan will experience its own ‘mid-term’ elections. This time unprecedented for at least three reasons. Firstly, it is for the first time that altogether 9 different elections will...
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Taiwan Navy's New Fast Combat Support Ship Enters Service

New locally-built fast combat support ship AOE 532 Panshi (磐石) finished its sea trials and officially entered ROC Navy (ROCN) service this week. The 196 meters long ship’s full load displacement is 20,800 tons, light displacement around 10,000 tons,…
New locally-built fast combat support ship AOE 532 Panshi (磐石) finished its sea trials and officially entered ROC Navy (ROCN) service this week. The 196 meters long ship's full load displacement is...
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My piece for Thinking Taiwan: The New Missile Corvette and Taiwan’s Naval Doctrine (blog version)

The Tuo Jiang is a step in the right direction. However, a 20-year modernization plan for Taiwan’s armed forces fails to recognize the need to switch from a sea-control to a sea-denial navy.
The Tuo Jiang is a step in the right direction. However, a 20-year modernization plan for Taiwan’s armed forces fails to recognize the need to switch from a sea-control to a sea-denial navy.
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Successful AVF transition requires greater commitment from government Plans are underway to transform Taiwan’s military from a force relying on a regular intake of conscripts aged 18-35 and serving 11-12 months, into a fully professional, all-volunteer…
Successful AVF transition requires greater commitment from government Plans are underway to transform Taiwan’s military from a force relying on a regular intake of conscripts aged 18-35 and serving...
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Co-author: Jonathan Sullivan* A calamitous performance in Saturday’s local elections confirmed 2014 as an annus horribilis for the Kuomintang (KMT) and its Chairman Ma Ying-jeou. The embattled Ma signaled on Tuesday that he is ready to give in to calls to…
Co-author: Jonathan Sullivan* A calamitous performance in Saturday’s local elections confirmed 2014 as an annus horribilis for the Kuomintang (KMT) and its Chairman Ma Ying-jeou. The embattled Ma s...
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Taiwan’s national security debate between elections

National security and defence is not usually a major concern in local elections but that should change during the presidential and legislative elections which come next in the election cycle, in 2016. During the next few months, both major political…
National security and defence is not usually a major concern in local elections but that should change during the presidential and legislative elections which come next in the election cycle, in 20...
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China's neighbours embrace asymmetric warfare

Asymmetry is the new black, at least among defense analysts dealing with the Asia-Pacific. Asymmetrical warfare is an age-old concept. Recently, however, it has been mostly associated with insurgent groups or guerrillas capitalizing on their familiarity…
Asymmetry is the new black, at least among defense analysts dealing with the Asia-Pacific. Asymmetrical warfare is an age-old concept. Recently, however, it has been mostly associated with insurgen...
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Education
  • University of Nottingham
    Taiwan Studies, 2012 - present
  • National Chengchi University
    Asia-Pacific Studies, 2010 - 2014
  • Charles University in Prague
    Political Science, 1999 - 2008
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Collision Course: The Looming U.S.-China Showdown Over Taiwan | The Nati...
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Chinese coercion against democratic Taiwan would challenge the basic principles of the liberal regional order, as well as U.S. reliability.

One Does Not Simply: One Does Not Simply Wake Up At 5 A.m.
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A funny Internet meme titled One Does Not Simply: One Does Not Simply Wake Up At 5 A.m.

China Travel - How to obtain a China visa in Taiwan China Visa Information
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China Visa information. Find information about visas for China . Includes information on where to apply, costs and application requirement

Wukan Revolts | China Power
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The fishing village of Wukan appears to be in open revolt against China's Communist Party.

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Asia's lonely hearts
www.economist.com

TWENTY years ago a debate erupted about whether there were specific “Asian values”. Most attention focused on dubious c

East China Sea Peace Initiative (What’s in it for Taiwan?)
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Not dissimilar to the situation in South China Sea, dispute over East China Sea involves sovereignty claims, potential access to hydrocarbon

Taiwan News: Cyberwar, Chinese Missiles, South and East China Seas, and ...
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Several Taiwan-related news have surfaced this week. First, news agencies reported on September 2 that proposed defense budget for FY2013 su

Background of the South China Sea dispute
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Historically, the origins of the dispute are relatively recent. Most of the claimants raised their claims after the World War II (WWII), and

Prospective PLAAF/PLAN acquisitions and Taiwan’s Air Force struggle
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In two recently published pieces, The Diplomat’ s author David Axe elaborates on two developments related to People’ s Liberation Army Air F

Taiwan Directory
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This section provides a directory of Taiwan-related online sources of all kinds, think-tanks and universities, personal blogs, media outlets

Taiwan in the Context of US Missile Defense Infrastructure in Asia
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Wall Street Journal reported on August 23 about US plans to foster missile defense in Asia. According to WSJ, the centerpiece of the new dep

South China Sea as an Asset or Burden for Taiwan’s Defense?
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In his latest piece for Naval Diplomat, James R. Holmes comments on Taiwan’s claim in the South China Sea and particularly focuses on contro

Taiwan’s South China Sea Plan | Flashpoints
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Taiwan controls a very prime piece of real estate in the South China Sea. J. Micheal Cole notes some possible uses.

Marek Antoš » Může soud zbavit poslance mandátu? Myslím, že ano.
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Poslední dobou nebývale často nastávají chvíle, kdy ústavní právo „vykročí z laboratoří“ a na pár okamžiků se objeví v centru obecného zájmu

ICFET: Global Appeal Open for Signature
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I am responsible for the debt-ceiling impasse
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DAVID BROOKS'S latest visionary insight explains why the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling broke down this weekend:Obama never shou

Díky za klokany! A nechtěli byste prezidenta?
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Český prezident vyrazil do Austrálie na soukromé přednáškové turné a do parlamentu šel poskytnout rozhovor pro televizi. Bezpečnostním rámem