RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

January 13, 2016 | Stimson Spotlight

Following last night's State of the Union address — the last of Barack Obama's presidency — experts from the nonpartisan Stimson Center analyze and provide context on the president's remarks: READ MORE

September 23, 2015 | Stimson Spotlight

Xi Jinping's state visit is in America's essential national interest. READ MORE

In recent weeks all parties within Taiwan and across the Strait have focused on consolidating their positions. Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen, holding a commanding lead in polls, focused on gaining control of the legislature. READ MORE

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Taiwan was a symbol of "Free China" during the Cold War era. Democratization and the rise of local identity after the 1990s transformed the nature of the society into an indigenous regime. READ MORE

Although the ruling Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang or KMT) is only scheduled to name its presidential candidate in mid-June, the campaign has been well under way since late spring. READ MORE

March 20, 2015 | Paper

If Beijing was surprised by the extent of public support in Taiwan for the “Sunflower Movement” last spring,1 along with everyone else they were stunned by the extent of the KMT debacle in the November 29, 2014, “9-in-1” local elections. READ MORE

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet for a full day of bilateral consultations on Nov. 12. Many observers have set the goal as maximizing "win-win" cooperation and "managing" areas of disagreement. READ MORE

While in reality adjusting to an evolving situation both on Taiwan and in cross-Strait relations over the past few months, all parties concerned have sought to portray their approaches as consistent and undisturbed by "some situations" that could have thrown things off course. READ MORE

June 30, 2014 | Stimson Spotlight

Long before the Obama era "pivot" or "rebalance" to Asia, Stimson scholars were working on Asian security issues, with a particular focus on northeast Asia. READ MORE

Alan D. Romberg contributed the following analysis as chapter twelve of "Assessing the Threat", a book published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. READ MORE

Alan D. Romberg's latest essay, "Sunshine Heats Up Taiwan Politics, Affects PRC Tactics," will appear in the forthcoming issue of China Leadership Monitor. READ MORE

May 5, 2014 | Stimson Spotlight

On his recent trip to Asia, President Obama had some very broad objectives. He wanted to tie U.S. policy in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia more closely together. And he wanted to engage the region on a global agenda. READ MORE

When PRC leader Xi Jinping met with the Taiwan's former vice president, Vincent Siew, at the APEC leaders meeting in early October, he went beyond reiterating the standard position on the importance of promoting peaceful development of cross-Strait relations.  READ MORE

January 28, 2014 | Stimson Spotlight

The leadership transition in Taiwan in 2008 was an important turning point in cross-Strait relations. The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Chen Shui-bian administration, seemingly determined to press for formal Taiwan independence, was replaced by the Kuomintang (KMT) administration of Ma Ying-jeou, who was pledged to a "one China" approach. READ MORE

China's announcement on Saturday that it has created an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea -- including airspace over a small group of islands claimed by both China and Japan -- has prompted serious concerns and sharply worded protests from Washington and Tokyo.   READ MORE