While it may not lead to the international recognition that Taiwan wants, and deserves, the visit by Speaker Pelosi to Taiwan transcends an act of diplomatic lip service and will have sent an unambiguous message to Beijing.
As Russia seeks closer ties with China amidst the war in Ukraine, further scrutiny must be placed on the relationship between these two powerful autocracies.
As pressures mount in Eastern Europe, China will be eyeing any potential response from the West and what it could mean for the Taiwan issue.
Although not enough to combat an increasingly belligerent China, Australia’s purchase of eight nuclear-powered submarines is a step in the right direction towards security in the Indo-Pacific.
As international pressure grows to combat the increasing pervasiveness of major cyberattacks, an update to Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty requires urgent attention.
Taiwan, an island nation of just under 24 million inhabitants, acted early and aggressively to ensure that the pandemic did not stifle its people, its economy, or way of life.
China’s global encroachment represents an existential threat to the United States and international democracy. By displaying its support for Taiwan, the U.S. can push back against this threat on China’s doorstep.
So far Ireland has rejected the toxic political rhetoric of far-right nationalism and Euroscepticism – but elsewhere in Europe that populist dogma is spreading.
On November 15th, 2020, John Mooney of The Sunday Times reported in an online piece that Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ireland’s…
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that Ireland is too reliant on single-source supply chains to sustain its economy during a crisis. It’s time to change that.