Toward a Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis?
The trip to Taiwan by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has exposed cleavages in the U.S.-China relationship, with many now worried that the two countries could begin hurdling towards a diplomatic, political, or even military crisis. What is driving Beijing’s decision-making? How does the upcoming 20th Party Congress impact Xi Jinping’s calculus? What are America’s and Taiwan’s foremost interests?
The CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies, China Power Project, and the Brookings Institution host a discussion on rising U.S.-China tensions surrounding Taiwan, featuring panelists John K. Culver, nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) senior intelligence officer, Bonnie S. Glaser, director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and William Klein, consulting partner at FGS Global and senior associate at CSIS, and co-hosted by Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS, Ryan Hass, senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and Bonny Lin, senior fellow for Asian security and director of the China Power Project at CSIS.
This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.