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Michal Thim
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Taiwanese Navy Plans to Enhance Fleet Air Defense (blog version)

Taiwan’s best chance to stop a forceful takeover by China is to prevent the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) coming ashore. That makes the Republic of China Navy (ROCN) a crucial area of investment in terms of financial resources, research and development,…

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Longer version of my SCMP commentary on the Kenyan extradition of Taiwan citizens to China

The fallout from what should have been a case of cross-border cooperation in combating organised crime was depressingly predictable

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Blog version of USNI News article on Taiwan Navy turn to indigenous production

Taiwan is serious about boosting its indigenous warship building capability while pursuing innovative designs across various platforms.

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Blog version (EN/中文) of my SCMP piece on Xi's visit to the Czech Republic

Xi’s visit to the Czech Republic offers insight into the limits of Beijing’s soft power, relying mostly on economic incentives and undermined by its own sense of insecurity.

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My piece on US-Taiwan relations for American Citizens for Taiwan (@ACTtaiwan )

Ambiguity presents inherent danger to be misperceived as disinterest. There is an easy fix.

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KMT Chair Elections: Looking for a Hero, longer blog version of my SCMP piece

Moderation, not fundamentalism, is a key to KMTs’ resurrection.

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My piece for SCMP on China's South China Sea double-edged approach, published in February

Beijing’s measured approach of making its presence felt has been effective so far, but it may yet lead rivals to join hands against it.

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Harriers for Taiwan? Think Again. The aircraft isn’t worth the trouble

Harriers would seem to offer a head-on straight solution to the tactical dilemma facing Taiwan. But close analysis reveals that the aircraft isn’t worth the trouble

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My piece on the future of cross-Strait relations for SCMP, published in January

KMT’s devastating election defeat is a sign of bigger problems for a party that is so out of touch with the socio-political trends in Taiwan.
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