Michal Thim

Michal Thim

Michal Thim is a Taiwan analyst at the Prague-based think tank, Association for International Affairs (AMO), and a member of the Centre for International Maritime Security with a research focus on cross-strait relations, and East and Southeast Asian regional politics and security. Michal was director of the AMO Research Centre from July 2007 until August 2010. He studied in the Asia-Pacific Studies programme at the National Chengchi University (Taiwan) in 2010-2012 and returned to Taiwan in 2014 as a visiting researcher in the Taiwan Fellowship programme.

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Opinion | Behind the US’ smaller arms package to Taiwan lie bigger problems for China

It’s not the size of the most recent arms sale to Taiwan that should bother Beijing, but the increasing frequency of the deals, and that Europe is now getting in on the act.

It’s not the size of the most recent arms sale to Taiwan that should bother Beijing, but the increasing frequency of the deals, and that Europe is now getting in on the act.

3 Oct 2018 - 9:17AM
Opinion | China’s predictable squeezing of Taiwan hasn’t had the desired effect, and it may be time for Beijing to rethink its strategy as a US backlash gathers pace

The US’ increasing interest in countering Beijing’s pressure on Taipei, along with the apparent failure of Taiwan’s opposition to make political gains, indicates the PRC’s approach to cross-strait relations is creating more problems than it solves.

The US’ increasing interest in countering Beijing’s pressure on Taipei, along with the apparent failure of Taiwan’s opposition to make political gains, indicates the PRC’s approach to cross-strait relations is creating more problems than it solves.

31 Aug 2018 - 6:47PM
Opinion | Xi Jinping’s rhetoric on Taiwan may have been gentler, but his bag of carrots and sticks remains the same

President Xi Jinping’s softer tone on Taiwan during his meeting with a senior Taiwanese politician does not indicate a change in Beijing’s stance.

President Xi Jinping’s softer tone on Taiwan during his meeting with a senior Taiwanese politician does not indicate a change in Beijing’s stance.

25 Jul 2018 - 6:29AM
Taiwan’s military exercise sends three loud and clear messages – to China, the US and its own people

Given that military force might be China’s only option in its pursuit of Taiwan, the island’s recent drills signal its battle readiness.

Given that military force might be China’s only option in its pursuit of Taiwan, the island’s recent drills signal its battle readiness.

10 Jun 2018 - 8:09PM
Opinion | For all its power, China can’t sever Taiwan’s links to the rest of the world

The poaching of Taiwan’s few remaining diplomatic allies may seem a symbolic victory for Beijing, but it will do little to dent the island’s relationships with its unofficial allies.

The poaching of Taiwan’s few remaining diplomatic allies may seem a symbolic victory for Beijing, but it will do little to dent the island’s relationships with its unofficial allies.

3 May 2018 - 6:44PM
How an increasingly assertive China is pushing Taiwan closer to the US

Beijing’s tough rhetoric on Taiwan is not helping its unification goal and, in fact, provides justification for the sale of American arms for Taiwan’s defence.

Beijing’s tough rhetoric on Taiwan is not helping its unification goal and, in fact, provides justification for the sale of American arms for Taiwan’s defence.

25 Mar 2018 - 5:50PM
Why Trump’s new security strategy on China and Taiwan means the gloves are off in Sino-US rivalry

The new US national security strategy places relations with China outside ambiguous niceties, with the open declaration of a new era of competition.

The new US national security strategy places relations with China outside ambiguous niceties, with the open declaration of a new era of competition.

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