2018 - 3rd Quarter

Taiwan, Carl Schmitt and a Nation's Enemies

Wednesday August 29

Taiwan, the Republic of China (ROC) is a mid-sized nation. In population it is larger than 70 percent of the nations in the UN; in GDP it exceeds some 85 percent of those same nations. However, more importantly, it can take pride in being a newly established democracy. ...

KMT Diaspora and Taiwan's Imagined Community

Friday August 10

With the November Nine-in-One elections a scant 4 months away, voters will have many questions to put to the candidates. ...

Taiwan Democracy, Third Parties and the Mammon Factor

Wednesday July 25

Taiwan has enjoyed a full, flourishing multiparty democracy since 1996 when—in addition to the legislature—the people directly elected Taiwan's president. ...

Mayor Ko, the KMT and the Upcoming Elections

Sunday July 8

All politics is local or so the saying goes, but for a nation like Taiwan, which has a large, hegemonic and covetous neighbor, even local elections cannot escape some international influence and flavor. ...