#014May 17th, 2021

  • Chna’s Digital Yuan
  • How the Mekong Basin Communities Cope with Water Security
  • ASEAN Emergency Summit on Myanmar Crisis: The Positives and the Challenges

#013 – May 4th, 2021

  • Grey Zone Tactics in the South China Sea
  • Climate Change
  • The EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.


#012 – April 18th, 2021

  • The New “Four Pillars” and the Desire for National Prosperity
  • The Iran Deal and Is It Salvageable?
  • Russia & Ukraine Border Tensions – Towards New War?

#011April 13th, 2021

  • Will Taiwan Change the Way it Defends its ADIZ ?
  • The View from Taiwan, Intel’s Expansion into the Semiconductor Industry
  • Disregarded Global Climate Crisis and the QUAD

#010March 31st, 2021

  • US-China High Level Talks in Alaska Paint Contrasting Worldviews with a Caveat
  • The Quad Under the Shadow of China’s Power

#009March 22nd, 2021

  • The Quad is Back with a Vision to Navigate Indo-Pacific Affairs
  • US-China High-Level Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Troubles in the Eastern Mediterranean – A Look Into Western Asia’s Maritime Woes

#008March 12th, 2021

  • Japanese Prime Minister to visit White House as early as April in first official trip abroad
  • Constructive engagements, the ASEAN dilemma, and democratic backsliding within the region
  • The Biden Administration’s Interim National Security Strategic Guidance


#007 – March 8th, 2021

  • Pineapples and Politics – Continued
  • Virtual Meeting of ASEAN’s Top Diplomats Discussing Crisis Resolution on Myanmar
  • DEFENDER-Europe 21 and ZAPAD 2021


#006March 2nd, 2021

  • In the economy, Taiwan had a strong week that has the world buzzing.
  • Cabinet-Level reshuffles in defense and cross-strait affairs were announced and confirmed by the Tsai administration
  • Pineapples and Politics.


#005February 6th, 2021

  • The Rise and Fall of a Burmese Democratic Experiment, No Kindness for His Country


#004February 1st, 2021

  • U.S. sends carrier into South China Sea as Chinese bombers fly near Taiwan ,
  • Davos 2021, The Great Reset.

#003January 25th, 2021

  • How China’s Economy is still growing , even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • In America, Joe Biden is Sworn In. What Next?


#002 January 15th, 2021

  • Special Edition – The US Election Story
  • Climate Change is still an issue, even during a COVID-19 
  • A Blue Arctic 


#001 – January 8th, 2021

  • China Rebuffs Tsai’s Call for Cross-Strait Dialogue
  • What Does the Wistron Factory Incident Mean for Modi’s “Make in India” Initiative?
  • A Strain on Relations?
  • EU-China Investment Deal


TCSS Security Commentaries –

Note from the Director

We are pleased to announce the launch of our email newsletter series: “TCSS Security Commentaries“, as we kickstart the new year. With this new project, we hope to provide our readers with timely updates on the events and initiatives at our center, as well as produce quality analysis into the geopolitical dynamics of our time. We thank you for your support and will continue to keep you updated on the developments in the region and abroad as we move forward collectively, as stakeholders in this modern era.

The TCSS Security Commentaries —the newsletter of the Taiwan Center for Security Studies—provides updates and analyses from not only the Asia-Pacific region but also from select parts of the world on a weekly basis. Our team is committed to providing both factual and up-to-date information on a consistent basis to keep our audience informed. 

We at TCSS also make it our duty to follow the standards of journalism, uphold the virtues of producing unbiased content as well as maintaining a policy of transparency. Since our inception, we have held conferences, events, and webinars as well as workshops to promote our vision for a more peaceful and secure Asia-Pacific region. 

From years of publications and consistent research output, experts and visiting scholars at TCSS have contributed to the development of a reliable and consistent dialogue platform to further propel a cross-strait peace framework. Through our partnerships and collaborations with friends from all over the world, we have created a strong presence in the field of security studies and cross-strait relations. Looking ahead, we will strive to continue promoting international dialogue and the exchange of ideas across the board.

Dr. Fu-Kuo Liu 
Taiwan Center for Security Studies