America and the Asia Pacific

Reflexive Defensiveness Of The Trump Administration From Western Commentators On Taiwan?

It is strange to observe the means by which many otherwise sharp western observers on Taiwanese politics, particularly Americans, continue to cling to strange delusions regarding Trump’s potential positive influence on Taiwan or at least his lack of any harmful influence on Taiwan. Such views may ultimately be reflexive in nature for many... Read More

“Friends Of Taiwan” In The Trump Administration Cannot Be Counted On

One of the paradoxes of uncritical pro-Americanism on the part of some Taiwanese independence advocates is that sometimes they do not actually know the most about American politics. One finds that assessments of Donald Trump remain wildly off the mark, due to lack of knowledge about the political forces which have arrayed themselves behind him and the man himself... Read More

Radio New Bloom #2: Interview With Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

New Bloom presents the second installment of our podcast, Radio New Bloom! Our interview guest for this installment is Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, who wrote "Black Lives Matter, Taiwan’s ‘228 Incident,’ and the Transnational Struggle For Liberation" in the Black Youth Project, reflecting on the parallels between Taiwan's 228 Incident and the policing of black populations in the United States... Read More