Sitrep on U.S.-Taiwan Relations

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In this episode we assess the status of U.S.-Taiwan relations. CSIS Senior Associate Dr. Robert Wang discusses how relations between Washington and Taipei have changed since 1979, reviews the Taiwan Relations Act (2:39), and explains how young people are playing a pivotal role in shaping Taiwan’s democracy (4:36). He also describes how Taiwan’s economic slowdown gives China additional leverage in cross-strait relations (8:42), examines U.S. policy options to aid Taiwan from his recent report (11:06), and evaluates the implications for U.S. standing in the region (16:42).

Hosted by Will Colson. Audio edited by Frances Burkham. Written and produced by Jeffrey Bean.