US recall of Central American envoys intended to tilt scale in Taiwan’s favor: Richard Bush

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Regarding the move by the U.S. last Friday to recall its envoys to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama over their decisions to sever ties with Taiwan, former h...

China's United Front, Fmr HK Executive funding US foreign policy think tanks 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The recently released U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report on China's United Front noted that the Chinese Communist Party has been covertly fundin...

Analysis: Mixed reaction to Trump stance on NKorea talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — After inflating a bubble of expectation for a historic summit with North Korea, President Donald Trump popped it. His withdrawal from a hastily arranged summit with...

Analysis: Has Trump blown chances for talks with NKorea?

WASHINGTON (AP) — After inflating a bubble of expectation for a historic summit with North Korea, President Donald Trump popped it. His withdrawal from a hastily arranged summit with...

N Korea reaction ranges from 'right call' to 'embarrassment'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction to President Donald Trump's decision to cancel next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un: —"The art of diplomacy is much harder than the art of th...

AP PHOTOS: Azerbaijan separatist region aims to end solitude

STEPANAKERT, Azerbaijan (AP) — Most of the world is off-limits to Arshak Aghakaryan, a 14-year-old boy in the Azerbaijani separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The rows of gleaming computers at an af...

Allies, others question Trump's response to spy's poisoning

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the brazen poisoning of a former spy, British Prime Minister Theresa May quickly pinned the blame on Russia. So did U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in what ultimately be...

After UK slaps penalties on Russia, attention turns to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the brazen poisoning of a former spy, British Prime Minister Theresa May quickly pinned the blame on Russia. So did U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in what ultimat...

Little place for arms control in Trump's nuclear strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a place for arms control in the Trump administration's new nuclear strategy. It's a very small place. "Progress in arms control is not an end in and of itse...

'Halal' internet means more control in Iran after unrest

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Guns drawn, Iranian intelligence agents rushed into the apartment of a Washington Post reporter and his journalist wife in Tehran. Threatening to k...

What if the general says 'no' to president's nuclear order?

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been o...

Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day America gets into a nuclear shooting war. No detail seems to have been o...

Trump chooses visit to military base over DMZ

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has become something of a ritual for U.S. presidents trying to demonstrate their resolve against North Korea's ever-escalating aggression. Beginning with Dwight ...

Chinese leader will be low-key about Taiwan at 19th Congress: U.S. scholars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) will keep Taiwan low-key at the upcoming 19th Congress of the Communist Party, but the island could lose a few more of its allies, top acad...

North Korea's H-bomb threat comes with potential risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war? ...