The Munich Agreement: 3 Historical Lessons for the Taiwan Strait
By Yipeng Zhang and Jonghyuk Lee
While parallels are often overdone, the infamous attempt to appease Nazi Germany does hold lessons for contemporary China-U.S. relations.
Taiwan’s Defense Dilemma
By Jenny Li
As the U.S. urges Taiwan to adopt a security strategy that requires foreign intervention, it also upholds a policy of strategic ambiguity, making it difficult for Taipei to commit to a purely defensive approach.
Correcting the Record on US Taiwan Policy
By Ben Lowsen
The important nuances of “strategic ambiguity” and other elements of U.S. policy are often lost in the headlines.
Making Sense of Biden’s Taiwan Policy
By Denny Roy
The Biden team thinks its adjustments to Taiwan policy will prevent a miscalculation by Beijing. Unfortunately, that may itself be a miscalculation.
US Moves Toward ‘Strategic Clarity’ Reveal Old Rifts in China-US Relations
By Kuan-Ting Chen and Joe Baldock
As President Biden doubles down on his commitment to defend Taiwan, the discrepancies between Chinese and U.S. interpretations of their foundational diplomatic policies are beginning to show.
US-China-Taiwan Tensions: New Status Quo?
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Eric Chan
Sri Lanka’s Strategic Ambiguity Won’t Hold
By Viruben Nandakumar
Sri Lanka’s refusal to codify trade relations with India speaks to a consistent policy of strategic ambiguity.
Is Biden Bringing ‘Strategic Ambiguity’ on Taiwan to an End?
By Mark S. Cogan
Despite his recent gaffes about U.S. policy toward Taiwan, Biden's caution and conservatism are likely to carry the day.
Time to End Ambiguity: Ukrainian Lessons for Taiwan and the U.S.
By Mark S. Cogan and Paul D. Scott
If the West will not defend Ukraine, a country of 40 million people and the breadbasket of Europe, will it defend Taiwan?
US Lawmakers Visit Taiwan Amid Flurry of Diplomatic Activity
By Brian Hioe
The trip came amid a busy diplomatic stretch, including Taiwan-Europe exchanges as well as the Biden-Xi phone call.
Biden, Taiwan, and Strategic Ambiguity
By Dennis V. Hickey
Even U.S. presidents apparently need a primer on the U.S. stance on Taiwan’s defense.
Did Biden’s Taiwan Remarks Represent a US Policy Change?
By Gerrit van der Wees
“Strategic ambiguity” is not a policy; it is a tactic. The difference matters.