G-20 Bali summit: End of globalized world, start of new standard for international relations

TCSS Security Commentaries #027 G-20, a forum for forging compromises between the emerging and the developed world, is now an outlet to manifest their disagreements. Bruno Magno, MoFA Taiwan Fellow Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi at the opening ceremony of the G-20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Bali. (Source: https://g20.org) Most western news outlets denounce the … Continue reading G-20 Bali summit: End of globalized world, start of new standard for international relations

China’s Great Power Ambitions in Pacific Islands

TCSS Security Commentaries #026 The China-Pacific Islands agreement can potentially compel Taiwan's diplomatic allies to terminate relations with Taiwan, as happened with Nicaragua in 2021 and Solomon Islands in 2019. Bruno Magno, MoFA Taiwan Fellow Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Fijian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama at the second China-Pacific Island Countries … Continue reading China’s Great Power Ambitions in Pacific Islands

European Union and its Indo-Pacific strategy

TCSS Security Commentaries #026 EU Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific outlines seven priority areas that could be considered a continuation and arguably a replacement for the 2018 EU Asia Strategy. Lina Laur, Sciences Po Paris G7 leaders meeting with Ukraine President Zelenskyy. (Source: Twitter) On June 28, the G7 summit came to an end. … Continue reading European Union and its Indo-Pacific strategy

Inaugural Japan-Philippines “2+2” meeting reaffirms commitment to Free and Open Indo-Pacific

TCSS Security Commentaries #025 With the inaugural "2+2" meeting, Japan and the Philippines took a step forward to foster greater security cooperation and demonstrate Japan's willingness to commit to a more vital role in the region. Angelo Brian T. Castro, Taiwan Center for Security Studies (Source: Ministry of Defense, Japan) In April, the Japanese Minister … Continue reading Inaugural Japan-Philippines “2+2” meeting reaffirms commitment to Free and Open Indo-Pacific

Ukraine Conflict and Geopolitical Turbulence within Quad

Security Commentaries The Indo-Pacific region seems to be an outlet for the US’s strategic competition with China. It is demonstrated in the US’s exaggeration of China’s aggressiveness as an inevitable threat to the region’s integrity and global stability. Elpeni Fitrah, Taiwan Center for Security Studies Quad foreign ministers meeting the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison … Continue reading Ukraine Conflict and Geopolitical Turbulence within Quad