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Defense and Security in Taiwan

  • ID: 1877443
  • October 2012
  • Region: Taiwan
  • 95 Pages
  • Taiyou Research


  • Combined Service Forces
  • CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
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Taiwan is a humble island state located in the Pacific Ocean in Asia. It forms over 99% of the customary Chinese territory. By far, it has relished stable economic relations with China plus intimate political ties with the US. It is officially regarded as a province under China and has had an economically agreeable, but vexatious existence due to incessant constraints laid on it by international powers. Taiwan comprehends very well that putting off of ties with China would only result in economic catastrophe. China too has been repressing Taiwanese efforts to declare itself an independent state. This is likely to continue in the future as well despite oppositions from the Taiwanese people.

According to reports, Taiwan has had quite an economic progress in the recent past. It has been stated by Taiwan itself that it aspires to be self-sufficient, especially in matters of military. It absolutely is looking forward to expand its defense base in order to deter China. Investments in development and education of the military and specialist personnel have led Taiwan into acquiring of aircrafts, defense systems and sophisticated radar devices. For this, it has remained increasingly dependent READ MORE >

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1. Executive Summary

2. Emergence of a New Geopolitical Scenario
2.1 Global Political Overview & Outlook
2.2 Role of the US under Question
2.3 United States: Possible Loss of Superpower Status
2.4 Role of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) & Japan
2.5 China: A Possible Challenger to the US
2.6 Role of Japan & the Koreas
2.7 Impact of the Earthquake on Japan
2.8 Emergence of India
2.9 Russia: Strategic Revival in Sight?
2.10 Europe: Suffering from the Debt Crises of 2010
2.11 Saudi Arabia, Egypt & Pakistan – Important for the Muslim World
2.12 Growing Threat of Terrorism

3. Emergence of a Multi-Polar World Order
3.1 Emergence of New Great Power
3.2 Possible Power Conflicts
3.3 Growing Cyber Warfare & Technological Challenges
3.4 Critical Political Figures
3.5 Emerging Political Outlook & End of Globalization

4. Security Market in North East Asia
4.1 Geopolitical Significance of North East Asia
4.1.1 Korean Peninsula
4.1.2 China-North Korea Border: Potential Flashpoint
4.1.3 Taiwan Strait: Potential Flashpoint
4.1.4 China’s Growing Military Presence
4.2 Disputed Islands in North East Asia
4.2.1 Dokdo/Takeshima
4.2.2 Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands
4.2.3 Kuril Islands
4.3 Situation on the Russia-China Border
4.4 Situation at China’s Western Border
4.5 China’s Dominance in North East Asia Unlikely
4.6 Challenge of North Korea
4.7 Japan’s Influence in the Region
4.8 US Influence in the Region
4.9 Geopolitical Status Quo in North East Asia

5. Political Landscape in Taiwan
5.1 Major Events on the Domestic Front
5.1.1 2012 Elections
5.1.2 Focus on Cross-Strait Relations
5.1.3 Issue of Potential Deterioration in Cross-Strait Relations
5.2 Political Outlook
5.2.1 Risk of China
5.2.2 Relations with the US
5.2.3 Likelihood of Political Change

6. Security Market in Taiwan
6.1 Domestic Security Situation
6.2 External Security
6.2.1 Taiwan-China Relations
6.2.2 Taiwan-US Relations

7. Taiwan Security Market: SWOT Analysis
7.1 Strengths
7.2 Weaknesses
7.3 Opportunities
7.4 Threats

8. Taiwan’s Armed Forces
8.1 Market Profile
8.2 Taiwan’s Weapons of Mass Destruction

9. Taiwan’s Defense Industry
9.1 Market Profile
9.2 Recent Structural Changes in the Industry
9.3 Trading of Arms
9.3.1 Imports
9.4 Industry Trends
9.5 Trends in Arms Procurement

10. Taiwan Defense Industry: SWOT Analysis
10.1 Strengths
10.2 Weaknesses
10.3 Opportunities
10.4 Threats

11. Competition in the Industry

12. Major Industry Players
12.1 Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation
12.2 CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
12.3 Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology
12.4 Combined Service Forces

13. Industry Forecast
13.1 Forecast for Defense Expenditure
13.2 Forecast for Defense Import/Export
13.3 Key Challenges in the Future

14. Appendix
14.1 Taiwan Political Landscape: SWOT Analysis
14.2 Taiwan Economic Landscape: SWOT Analysis

15. Glossary

16. Research Methodology

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- CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
- Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology
- Combined Service Forces

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