2020 - 3rd Quarter

A Memorial to Lee Teng-hui

Monday August 10

Lee Teng-hui, the first president of Taiwan to be elected by the people, passed away on July 30, 2020. He was a statesman among statesmen and perhaps the greatest statesman Taiwan, aka the Republic of China (ROC), has ever known. ...

Carl Schmitt and Taiwan’s Future Direction

Monday July 20

“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” So goes the ancient saying—one, which nonetheless rings true. It is an aphorism that Taiwan needs to consider as it watches the enemy at the gates in Hong Kong and ponders the future. ...

Taiwan’s Talented Friends and Advocates

Tuesday July 14

In today’s world, a nation is as strong as the talented and dedicated people it has within it and the freedom of speech that it gives them. During the Ma and Tsai years, I realized that in Taiwan, I had such a group of acquaintances, friends and associates, as well as the freedom to openly discuss Taiwan-related issues. Believing in synergy and serendipity, I also felt that we all could benefit from these discussions. ...

East Timor, Taiwan, and the UN

Monday July 06

On September 27, 2002, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor) joined the UN to become its 191st member. Since then, two others nations have joined, Montenegro on June 28, 2006 and South Sudan on July 14, 2011. ...