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December 14, 2023 Larry M. Wortzel American Foreign Policy Council

The Road to Taiwan’s 2024 Presidential Election

On January 13, 2024, the Republic of China, also known as “Nationalist China” and Taiwan, will hold its next presidential election. This will be the eighth direct election of a president in Taiwan, the first having been held in 1996. It will also be a contest that showcases the island’s changing identity politics, shifting political preferences, and potential security challenges. 

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Defense Technology Monitor No. 100

May 28, 2024

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Dumbing down AI for safety;
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China creates drones that separate and swarm

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 36

April 3, 2024

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May 24, 2024

A cold shoulder for TikTok in Central Asia;
Fresh EU sanctions attempt to squeeze Russian propaganda;
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Iran Democracy Monitor No. 234

April 24, 2024

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Resource Security Watch No. 55

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Border official acquitted…;
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