Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Taiwan and East Asian Security

Taiwan and East Asian Security


This article offers an assessment of cross-Strait relations almost 30 months into the Ma Ying-jeou administration, and two years before Hu Jintao likely will begin to give up the titles that make him China’s paramount leader. The article briefly describes the essential character of cross-Strait relations before President Ma came to office; reviews what has happened during his administration; clarifies what this process represents; examines what might happen in the future, and concludes with implications for other countries— particularly the United States.

This article is a revised version of a paper delivered at FPRI’s annual Asia Program conference, held in cooperation with the Reserve Officers Association on November 1, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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