Taiwan in 2020: Taiwan Security Brief Launch

Join us for the launch of the 2020 edition of Taiwan Security Brief. In three policy briefs, the challenges, opportunities, and critical policy choices that Taiwan has faced in 2020 are paired with recommendations for Taiwan and the U.S. to consider in 2021. The three authors will discuss developments in U.S.-Taiwan relations, cross-Strait relations, and Taiwan’s domestic policy response to the pandemic.


Eleanor M. Albert, Ph.D.-in-Residence at the International Security and Conflict Studies Center, The Elliott School, George Washington University

Eleanor M. Albert is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the George Washington University. Her research interests include Chinese foreign and domestic policy, China’s participation in global governance, and how the country exerts its influence and builds relationships. Eleanor previously worked for the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Emily S. Chen, Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo

Emily S. Chen is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Tokyo. Recently, she was a non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow with the Pacific Forum. She studies and writes on cross-Strait relations, international relations of East Asia, U.S. policy toward Northeast Asia, and the role and influence of liberal democracy in the context of international politics.

Pamela Kennedy, Research Analyst, East Asia Program, Stimson

Pamela Kennedy is a Research Analyst with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center. Her research interests include Northeast Asian international relations, U.S. alliances in Asia, and the role of the U.S. in the Indo-Pacific region. She holds an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University SAIS.

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