Dennis V. Hickey
James F. Morris Endowed Professor of Political Science, Missouri State University
Jul 13 , 2020
Among the mounting tensions in the US-China relationship, the Taiwan issue is the only issue that could turn the “war of words” into a true war.
Nov 06 , 2019
History shows that when necessary, Washington will sacrifice Taiwan’s interests in order to achieve US foreign policy goals. Today, Taiwan might find itself as collateral damage in the US-China trade war.
Aug 28 , 2018
Clearly, it is time for some “new thinking” in Taipei. Otherwise, Tsai’s “combat ready” diplomats may eventually have no battles to fight.
May 04 , 2018
For Americans, Taiwan’s defense equation is important. The U.S. does not have an “iron-clad” commitment to defend Taiwan. As President Jimmy Carter once observed, however, the Taiwan Relations Act provides a U.S. president with an option to go to war to protect the island. Indeed, America is Taiwan’s only potential security partner in a conflict with the Chinese mainland.
Jan 29 , 2018
On Jan. 9, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Taiwan Travel Act (H.R. 535) by voice vote. This bill ought to die in the Senate: it is frivolous, unnecessary, and provocative. Here’s why.
Jan 23 , 2017
A peace pact will yield numerous dividends for both sides and promote peace and stability in the Western Pacific, which is why politicians in Beijing and Taipei ought to listen to the people.
Dec 13 , 2016
What does Donald Trump’s victory mean for Sino-American relations? With no experience in government, Trump is unique among all past American presidents. It also means the new president has no political background by which the Chinese can predict his behavior. Trump will come to the White House with a “clean slate” with respect to official “China policy.”