U.S. Policy toward Taiwan: Toward a Stronger U.S.-Taiwan Relationship

Foreign Policy Research Institute Webinar
11:00am - 12:00pm | Virtual Talk

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With the return of U.S.-China strategic competition in the twenty-first century, Taiwan is once again at the epicenter of U.S.-China relations. Americans now see a robust and vibrant democracy in Taiwan and a government in Taipei that is seeking to be a trusted partner to the United States and a responsible stakeholder on global challenges such as Covid-19. Bipartisan support for Taiwan in the U.S. Congress has never been stronger. Yet at the same time, mounting Chinese pressure on Taiwan across political, military, social, and economic domains is reaching dangerous levels. U.S. support for Taiwan is likely to remain strong, but the direction and nature of that support will have to be framed within the larger context of a new era of strategic competition with China that brings both increased risks and opportunities for Taiwan, the United States, and the IndoPacific region as a whole. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) established a bipartisan CSIS Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward Taiwan. It has issued a report that explains why Taiwan matters to the United States, the framework for U.S. policy toward Taiwan, and the trends that affect economic, defense, and diplomatic aspects of U.S. policy toward Taiwan. The report concludes with a set of specific recommendations to upgrade U.S. policy on Taiwan consistent with long-standing U.S. interests while also responding to the new and emerging challenges.

One of the task force co-chairs and two members of the task force will discuss the report’s findings and related issues in U.S. engagement with the region.


Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia and Director, China Power Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and co-chair of the Task Force on U.S. Taiwan Policy

Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President, U.S.-Taiwan Business Council, and Managing Director, BrowerGroupAsia


Jacques deLisle, Director, Asia Program. FPRI and Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary China, University of Pennsylvania

The task force report is available at: https://csis-website-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/201021_Glaser_TaskForce_Toward_A_Stronger_USTaiwan_Relationship_0.pdf