John J. Tkacik, Jr.

John Tkacik is a retired Foreign Service Officer.

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Articles by John J. Tkacik, Jr.

Taiwan Nukes, North Korean Nukes

There are interesting parallels between North Korea's current nuclear weapons program and Taiwan's nuclear ambitions fifteen years ago. In both cases, a weapons program was discovered, dismantled and secretly restarted.


By John Tkacik Taiwan Army Colonel Liu Kuan-chun is, by all accounts, a sleaze ball. Colonel Liu was a finance officer in the National Security Bureau (NSB), Taiwan's spy agency,