2024 - 1st Quarter

Taiwan, Rousseau, and the EU: the Games We Play

Wednesday, February 28

When one looks at today’s world, it’s easy to imagine that it’s going to hell in the proverbial hand basket. ...

4 Basic Takeaways from Taiwan’s Elections

Sunday, January 21

Taiwanese recently went to the polls to elect their next president; it was a beautiful day. Why is that important? Because, the weather could not be used as an excuse for not voting. Yet, while the turnout at a respectable 71 percent; it was still some 3 per cent less than it was 4 years previous. Why? ...

Supporting Taiwan’s Hard-won Democracy

Wednesday, January 10

Having spent the past three decades in Taiwan, I’ve watched firsthand the innumerable obstacles it overcame in shedding the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) one-party state to become a vibrant democracy. ...