Only about 1% of the population was vaccinated against COVID when this outbreak started.
There are four potential flash points where conflict with China could break out. Beijing, though, has yet to present a 'nail' to the US 'hammer'.
The likelihood of open conflict is low, given the risks to China and the US. With the Biden administration treading carefully over Taiwan, why is there so much loose talk of war in Canberra?
There were two main ingredients to Taiwan's COVID victory, researchers have found.
The new US administration has talked about setting up an alliance of democracies. For the time being, the project seems vague. Yet such an alliance is necessary.
The high cost and long lead times for building computer chip factories makes it difficult for the U.S. to reverse the steady decline of its domestic semiconductor manufacturing capacity.
Plus new research finds a way to speed up the search for dark matter. Listen to episode 4 of The Conversation Weekly.
Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
Taiwan has a population of over 20 million people and no new cases of coronavirus since mid-April. Embracing 'digital democracy' and 'hacktivism' have been the keys to their success.
Some quarantine hotels provide more of a 'holiday vibe' than others. Some countries don't use quarantine hotels at all. Others use technology to make sure people stick to the rules.
Despite the racial unrest that has rocked the U.S. for months, President Donald Trump finds support among some racialized communities, including Vietnamese Americans. Why?
The US used to remain neutral on China's maritime claims in the South China Sea. Why it changed tack.
From the US kicking out Huawei to China's Hong Kong crackdown, there is a lot standing in the way of happy east-west relations just now.
Kosovo, Taiwan, Palestine, Catalonia and Bougainville are all seeking independence, with varying levels of success.
Taiwan's death rituals come from multiple spiritual sources. A Taiwanese-American scholar explains what changes for those who make their home in the US.
China is shifting the parameters on a number of territorial disputes with its neighbours.
Germany, New Zealand and Taiwan share a common trait beyond having women in the top job.
Taiwan and Iceland both deployed a cooperative strategy early on in the COVID-19 pandemic – and it's helped win public trust.
The pandemic, in that it represents a major and therefore exceptional risk, calls for a response built collectively, and not by a small group of experts or decision-makers.
While some authoritarian governments have won early praise, research shows that democratic countries with a balance of power between central and regional bodies are best able to succeed.