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Taiwan Project

Studying the economic, political, and security dimensions of relations between and among Taiwan, the U.S. and mainland China.

Taiwan’s long-standing geostrategic importance to the U.S. in Asia-Pacific has sustained our dedicated research on the island.

The CSIS China teams examine relations between and among Taipei, Washington, and Beijing, with a particular focus on:

  • Taiwan’s integration in the regional and global economic architecture;
  • Taiwan’s engagement in traditional and non-traditional security;
  • Cross-strait economic and political ties;
  • U.S.-Taiwan political and security relations;
  • The impact of leadership transitions in Taiwan and the U.S. on cross-Strait, U.S.-China, and U.S.-Taiwan relations.

In addition to hosting events on the topics listed above, CSIS leads annual delegations of experts to Taiwan to meet with their counterparts and officials in Taipei, in an effort to better understand issues of mutual interest.