John Tkacik is a retired Foreign Service Officer.
Contact John J. Tkacik, Jr.
Articles by John J. Tkacik, Jr.
Considerable circumstantial evidence points to the fact that North Korea was preparing for the May 25 nuclear weapons test since late last year, a test which came after the U.S.
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 Could Taiwan's voters elect a pro-unification candidate in 2004? Can the challenger, Kuomintang chairman Lien Chan, put together an electoral consensus of ethnic mainlanders, Hakkas and ethnic
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,
By John Tkacik The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, held in Shanghai on October 20-21, was a glittering press spectacle with Shanghai's broad skyline a blazing neon rainbow and
By John Tkacik Earlier this year, it was suggested that Taiwan's political leaders could never declare "independence" because their supporters are too dependent on their US$50 billion (some say US$100