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Hardening Competition with China—Implications for US Taiwan Policy

As the rivalry between the United States and China in the Asia-Pacific continues, Taiwan will play an ever-increasing role in the Obama administration’s rebalance or pivot to the region. Robert Sutter explains recent congressional interest in Taiwan and lays out three reasons why existing U.S. policies will continue.


The Taiwan Issue Shows Signs of Re-Igniting

With tensions at a seemingly all time high in the Asia Pacific, cross-straits relations between mainland China and Taiwan remain positive and relatively peaceful. However, Ted Galen Carpenter posits that this quiet period may be coming to an end and the Taiwan issue could prominently reemerge in the near future.


Why Is Cross-Straits Communication Slowing Down

Consultation and negotiation are indispensable for the mainland’s ideal of solving the Taiwan issue through peaceful means, writes Zhu Songling.


To Abandon Taiwan or Not, That’s Not the Question

Following criticisms from international relations scholars like John Mearsheimer and Iskander Rehman, Xu Shiquan addresses the issue of Taiwan and China’s “one country two systems” policy to explain how the United States and China can find a win-win opportunity while avoiding conflict.


Zhang-Wang Meeting Helps Taiwan Cross-Straits Relations

The meeting between Zhang Zhijun and Wang Yu-chi could benefit cross-straits relations by promoting peace and open communication, but Zhu Songling also brings into question America’s involvement and how improving China-U.S. relations is crucial to maintaining this peace.


No Misleading Taiwan

Wu Zurong responds to Professor James Holmes’ article on Taiwan, arguing that a win-win outcome for the Taiwan Strait should replace Holmes’ strategy for “winning without fighting.”

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