Signals, Symbols and Sales: Recent Trends in U.S. Policy towards Taiwan – Maeve Whelan-Wuest
CategoriesAT 3 – Printemps 2018
Following an abrupt start to the relationship between the two states after then U.S. President-elect Donald Trump took an unprecedented phone call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, U.S. policy towards Taiwan has progressed through three primary mechanisms: diplomacy measures, defense reassurances and legislative messaging. This paper examines how U.S.-Taiwan relations have developed under the Trump administration through these avenues, and the opportunities and challenges that face Taipei and Washington in the immediate future.
- Testing the Waters
- Incremental diplomatic steps
- Military sales and reassurances
- Resurgent congressional strides
- What to look for next
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