RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

March 29, 2018 |

The Stimson Center mourns the loss of our colleague Alan D. Romberg, who has directed the East Asia Program for nearly two decades.  His great passion was the US-China-Taiwan triangle. READ MORE

September 11, 2017 | Paper

Whether the issue is internal splits within Taiwan’s two major political parties or Beijing’s view of the parties and their leaders, the predominating mood today is skepticism. Not only have Tsai Ing-wen’s poll numbers continued to drop, she also faces increasing pressure from the Mainland. READ MORE

There have been no dramatic developments in cross-Strait relations of late. Instead, Beijing continues its steady pressure on the Taiwan authorities while courting private interests. READ MORE

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February 3, 2017 | Paper

As Tsai Ing-wen continued to struggle with implementation of her ambitious reform programs—losing public support in the process—Beijing maintained pressure to accept the “1992 Consensus” or some other expression of “one China.” Everything became substantially more complicated with Tsai’s congratu READ MORE

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Important, even vital, American national interests as well as global peace and stability are at stake in how – indeed, whether – President-elect Donald Trump understands the underlying principles of the United States’ long-standing “one-China” policy and the mutual commitments involved in the nor READ MORE

November 9, 2016 | Stimson Spotlight

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2017 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces during its first 100 days in office. READ MORE

As Tsai Ing-wen strives to jumpstart her priority domestic programs, she is finding that governance is hard. READ MORE

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In her May 20 inaugural address Tsai Ing-wen laid out in stark terms the daunting economic and social challenges that Taiwan faces in the months and years ahead, as well as her determination to meet those challenges. Addressing cross-Strait relations, which will have a significant effect on her a READ MORE

June 1, 2016 | Opinion

President Obama's current trip to East Asia was organized around the G-7 meeting in Japan that is currently underway. But some of the most consequential developments center around his other activities. READ MORE

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In the January 16, 2016, Taiwan presidential and legislative elections, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) inflicted a devastating defeat on the incumbent Kuomintang (KMT or Nationalist Party). As a result, Taiwan politics will likely undergo massive changes in the years ahead. READ MORE