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“Talk show” presents humorous take on defense ministry think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In collaboration with comedian Huang Yi-hao (黃逸豪), the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) has presented a “talk show” that seeks to f...

Taiwanese determination to defend country unaffected by war in Ukraine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has not affected Taiwanese determination to defend their country nor their faith in the nation's military, according to survey resul...

Experts praise Taiwan’s plan to promote NCO contacts with US counterparts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A plan by the military to promote contacts between non-commissioned officers (NCOs) and their American counterparts this year is receiving praise from defense experts, rep...

Analysts expect next US arms sale to bolster Taiwan's asymmetric defense

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scholars have predicted that the next U.S. arms sale to Taiwan may not be traditional weapons platforms such as aircraft and ships but items that will help Taiwan boost it...

Taiwan's military tests new capabilities to deter China threat

Taiwan is scheduled to hold several military exercises in the coming weeks as the self-governing island's leadership grows more concerned about a emboldened China after Russia's invasion of Uk...

Taiwanese experts warn Chinese drones may be relaying information to Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese-made drones used by Taiwanese private companies and individuals could be transferring information back to Beijing, experts said recently. Su Tzu-yun (蘇紫雲), dire...

Taiwan, France think tanks sign academic research cooperation MOU

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation with French think tank Institut Thomas More ...

Taiwan likely to participate in 2022 RIMPAC as observer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is likely to take part in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise this year as an observer rather than a participant, said a Taiwanese defense analyst. The worl...

US congressmen spotted visiting Taiwan's defense ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A delegation of U.S. lawmakers on a low-key surprise visit to Taiwan were seen visiting the Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Wednesday (Nov. 10). The senators and ...

Taiwan defense expert warns against threat from Chinese electronic warfare

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the publication of scenarios China might follow in an attempt at taking control of Taiwan, a defense expert warned Saturday (Nov. 6) that electronic warfare was ...

Scholar says early delivery of new F-16s will bolster Taiwan's air defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A military analyst has said that if the U.S. agrees to hand over the 66 F-16Vs Taiwan purchased in 2019 earlier than scheduled, they could be stationed in Taitung and be u...

Taiwan to establish small-drone defense system to protect vital military assets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese military will begin working on a remote-control drone defense system starting next year, and the project’s budget has already been approved by the cent...

Taiwan scholar reveals extent of US military operations in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR) has released its latest “real-time analysis of national defense security,” which features a pi...

South Korea sees Taiwan Strait as national security concern: Scholar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seoul will stand up to Beijing in the future as its perception of the Chinese government deteriorates, according to a report published by the Institute for National Defens...

Taiwan's Taichung Harbor may be target in Chinese invasion plans: US think tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ian Easton of the U.S.-based think tank Project 2049 says Taichung Harbor is the most suitable landing point for a People's Liberation Army (PLA) invasion in a recent ...