Those wishing to get a picture of Taiwan's present situation in international affairs will appreciate the essay by Esther Pan and Youkyung Lee that appears in today's Washington Post. The essay appears courtesy of the US Council on Foreign Affairs.
Residents of Taiwan find a disconcerting number of article and discussions about their home that contain glaring errors. Many journalists betray a lack of familiarity with even the basics of the island's situation. Here you can find an excellent thumbnail survey of the situation: what it is, how we got here, and the questions that remain.