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Security Commentaries #020
August 19th, 2021

This Week's Analysis
This week we bring you articles on: The IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change, Outcomes of Secretary Blinken's India Trip, and a Special Feature on the Developments in Myanmar.
The Asia Pacific
High Prospects Out of Secretary Blinken’s Trip to New Delhi

- Veeresh Kanduri, MOFA Fellow, Taiwan Center for Security Studies

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The Spirit of Revolution Lives On, Despite Deepening Crisis in Myanmar

- Dr. Chosein Yamahata,
  Professor of Global and Area Studies,
  Aichi Gakuin University, Japan

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Around the World
After the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report, Is 1.50° Celsius Still Rational?

- Thuong Nguyen,  Taiwan Center for Security Studies

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Dr. Chosein Yamahata is an expert on Burmese politics and society. He is Professor of Global and Area Studies at the Graduate School of Policy Studies, Aichi Gakuin 
University in Japan. 

Dr. Yamahata is also the coordinator of the Academic Diplomacy Project in bridging 
interdisciplinary area studies. Reaching locals across different sectors through the soft power of academia.

"Whatever the decision may be, Myanmar’s ongoing crises due to a series of crimes against humanity by the junta, will not avert the coming collision of the junta and NUG to determine the future of Myanmar’s present and coming generations."

Editor’s Picks - Hot Off the Press

After Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, China indicates that it "respects the choices of the Afghan people"... Read more

Malaysian PM Muhyiddin Yassin quits after bipartisan attempt in parliament failed... 
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Taiwan's deterrence strategy stops short of nuclear deterrence, is long range conventional precision strike systems (LRCPS) the way forward... Read more

US' NOAA finds that July has been the world's hottest month ever recorded... Read more 

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What is Happening at TCSS?


Next Wednesday, on August 25th, join TCSS and QAFSSC for a expert-packed panel on "Geopolitical Strategy-Making in the Gulf and Indo-Pacific".

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TCSS Deputy Director, Major General Juichou Richard Hu (ret.) analyzed how the fall of Kabul after the Taliban's lightning offensive in Afghanistan came to be within a span just short of 2 weeks.

(Full interview in Mandarin can be found here.)

Lieutenant General Yen-Ting Chang (ret.), military expert at TCSS, decoded the recent decision regarding depots for the Patriot surface-to-air missiles in central Taiwan.

(Full interview in Mandarin can be found here.)

Maj. Gen. Juichou Richard Hu (ret.), in a recent interview discussed the realities on the ground in Taiwan after report titled "Hostile Harbors: Taiwan's Ports and PLA Invasion Plans" was published.

(Full interview in Mandarin can be found here.)


The Taiwan Center for Security Studies is pleased to announce our forthcoming book—"Defense Policy and Strategic Development: Coordination between Japan and Taiwan" (, published by World Scientific Publishing Co..

This volume lays out potential avenues for Taiwan and Japan’s cooperation in light of a rising China, covering strategic areas of coordination in the realm of defense and security. Topics look at thematic areas such as AI, Cyber, Nuclear, Missile Defense, and more.

The newly released volume will be out in bookstores and online starting September 2021, visit:
for more information.
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