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What to Expect From US-Taiwan Relations in 2021 (and Beyond)
February 11, 2021

What to Expect From US-Taiwan Relations in 2021 (and Beyond)

By Shannon Tiezzi
In an exclusive interview, Taiwan’s Ambassador Hsiao Bi-khim discusses U.S.-Taiwan ties under the Biden administration.

US Brushes Off Chinese Threat That Taiwan Independence ‘Means War’
February 01, 2021

US Brushes Off Chinese Threat That Taiwan Independence ‘Means War’

By Nick Aspinwall
There was unfounded speculation that Joe Biden would neglect Taiwan’s defense needs, but the first week of his relationship with Taipei has shown good signs.
The Trump Administration’s Final China Push
January 22, 2021

The Trump Administration’s Final China Push

By Ben Lowsen
The Trump administration in its waning hours took more aggressive measures against Beijing. Has it locked new President Biden into a needlessly hostile policy?

Biden Administration Makes Early Outreach to Taiwan
January 21, 2021

Biden Administration Makes Early Outreach to Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
For the first time since 1979, Taiwan’s representative in the U.S. received an official invitation to a U.S. presidential inauguration.

Taiwan Visit by Trump’s UN Envoy Canceled, Ending a Wild Ride in Taiwan-US Relations
January 18, 2021

Taiwan Visit by Trump’s UN Envoy Canceled, Ending a Wild Ride in Taiwan-US Relations

By Nick Aspinwall
The canceled visit by Ambassador Kelly Craft spared Taiwan an enlarged domestic controversy over its handling of the final days of the Trump administration.

The US Rescinded Its Taiwan Guidelines. What Does That Actually Mean?
January 12, 2021

The US Rescinded Its Taiwan Guidelines. What Does That Actually Mean?

By Gerrit van der Wees
A look at the history of the guidelines, and the timing and implications of the move to end them.

US Secretary of State Pompeo Lifts Restrictions on Exchanges With Taiwan
January 11, 2021

US Secretary of State Pompeo Lifts Restrictions on Exchanges With Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
The announcement itself was not unexpected, but the timing -- just 11 days before a new administration takes office -- was.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Will Visit Taiwan
January 08, 2021

US Ambassador to the United Nations Will Visit Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
Craft will become the latest – and last – high-ranking Trump administration official to visit Taiwan.

Biden and the Credibility Conundrum: What If China Attacks Taiwan?
December 22, 2020

Biden and the Credibility Conundrum: What If China Attacks Taiwan?

By Robert Farley
American presidents have worried about the credibility of their threats since the beginning of the Nuclear Age.

Taiwan’s President Makes the (Virtual) Rounds at DC Think Tanks
December 10, 2020

Taiwan’s President Makes the (Virtual) Rounds at DC Think Tanks

By Shannon Tiezzi
President Tsai gave virtual remarks at three separate events in two days, a flurry of engagement designed to highlight her agenda for U.S.-Taiwan cooperation.

As Taiwan Watches US Election, It May Need Time to Trust a Biden Administration
November 06, 2020

As Taiwan Watches US Election, It May Need Time to Trust a Biden Administration

By Nick Aspinwall
Joe Biden projects as a strong supporter of Taiwan should he win the presidency, but people in Taiwan still feel jilted by perceived slights by past Democratic administrations.
KMT Pushes for Formal US-Taiwan Ties in Course Change for Beijing-Friendly Party
October 09, 2020

KMT Pushes for Formal US-Taiwan Ties in Course Change for Beijing-Friendly Party

By Nick Aspinwall
Two recently passed resolutions hint at a strategic shift within the KMT, but could also be aimed at fracturing the ruling DPP’s careful approach toward relations with the U.S.

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