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Taiwan and Cross-Strait Relations

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In examining United States relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC), which now encompasses virtually the full spectrum of political, security, economic and cultural interests, the East Asia Program focuses in particular on political and strategic relations. Taiwan, both as its own focus and as a central element in cross-Taiwan Strait relations, is an area of concentrated work. Despite current relative stability in the Strait, the issues of contention remain unresolved, and no other problem in the region, or in the world, contains the same level of risk of confrontation escalating into a major power conflict. Thus, it is imperative to understand what drives each party and contribute to thinking that can lead toward lasting peace and away from the brink of disaster. This entails not only a continuing, nuanced examination of developments relating directly to cross-Strait relations-and to US involvement-but understanding and assessing Taiwan’s ever-active political scene, Taiwan’s domestic as well as international economic developments, and especially security-related issues. The East Asia Program looks to elucidate and make policy recommendations not only for the United States, but also for the two cross-Strait players.

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