2015 - 2nd Quarter

Merit and Vision, the Needs of Taiwan's Democracy

Thursday June 25

It doesn't take a political scientist to see the difference between the beliefs and expectations of privilege and entitlement found in a one-party state and opposing beliefs of merit and vision found in a democracy. ...

Is the KMT not Relying on Rogue Hung's Votes?

Thursday June 25

Next year's presidential and legislative elections are not only gaining in excitement but they are also proving to be what may be a defining moment in the history of Taiwan's democracy especially if two women become the primary candidates for president. ...

Peace in the Taiwan Strait and East and South China Seas?

Monday May 25

As Taiwan enters the last year of Ma Ying-jeou's presidency, the nation has much to examine and reflect on. A basic question is how effective has Ma's reign been? In this matter, an issue that certainly deserves special attention is Ma's claim that his policy of non-confrontation--or what some might call appeasement and kowtowing to China--has brought peace to the Taiwan Strait. However, has it? ...

KMT Diaspora Grieves for Fatherland

Monday May 25

Eric Chu had no sooner returned to Taiwan from his touted trip to the 10th Cross-Strait Economic Trade and Culture Forum in Shanghai than the accusations, denials, claims and explanations began flying. ...