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Security Commentaries #018
July 12th, 2021

This Week's Analysis
We bring you articles on the Pandemic Management: Herd Immunity or Herd Stupidty? Taipei's Role in the B3W, and the Revival of the Ancient Silk Road in the Middle Corridor Project.
The Asia Pacific

Build Back Better World (B3W), Like-Minded Nations of the World Unite?

- Richard Chen and Jaime Ocon, Taiwan Center for Security Studies

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No Herd Immunity but Herd Stupidity: A Case Study on Poor Pandemic Management in Asia.

- Elpeni Fitrah,  Taiwan Center for Security Studies

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Around the World

Who Holds the Future of the Middle Corridor?

- Diren Dogan, Visiting Scholar at the Taiwan Center for Security Studies

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TCSS Take:  On the B3W

"If it has intentions to become a more integrated part of this new agenda—specifically the G7’s focus on developing nations in Asia—Taipei would do well to show its support in contributing to these efforts as a first step."
Deputy Director, Taiwan Center for Security Studies

Capt. Yen is the Deputy Director at the Taiwan Center for Security Studies and was previously a visiting fellow at The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI).

In his 28-year service in the Republic of China Navy, he commanded a warship, ROCS Yue-Yang, and earned his master’s degree of security policy studies from George Washington University.
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What is Happening at TCSS - This Week

  • This Thursday, Taiwan Center for Security Studies and Synergia Foundation hosted the "Joint Roundtable on Semiconductors and Supply Chains in Asia" in partnership with the Foundation for Commerce and Culture Exchange and the Taipei Computer Association.
  • Director Dr. Fu-Kuo Liu this past week spoke as Keynote Speaker during the inaugural session of the Taipei Dragons Rotary Club. Discussing current climate security challenges and key environmental concerns coming out of SIDS (Small Island and Developing States).
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Editor: Richard Chen
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