In this episode we assess the status of U.S.-Taiwan relations. CSIS Senior Associate Dr. Robert Wang discusses how relations between Washington and Taipei have changed since 1979, reviews the Taiwan Relations Act (2:39), and explains how young Taiwanese are playing a pivotal role in shaping the island’s democracy (4:36). He also describes how Taiwan’s economic slowdown gives China additional leverage in cross-strait relations (8:42), examines U.S. policy options to aid Taiwan from his recent report (11:06), and evaluates the implications for U.S. standing in the region (16:42). Hosted by Will Colson. Audio edited by Frances Burkham. Written and produced by Jeffrey Bean.
Read Dr. Robert Wang’s new report Taiwan’s Vibrant Democracy and Beleaguered Economy.
Review the full text of the Taiwan Relations Act here.