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Taiwan’s new government will face the challenge of deciding whether to make further progress in cross-strait relations and not destabilize regional security, says CFR’s Jerome A. Cohen.
Taiwan expert Alan D. Romberg says the election of Ma Ying-jeou as the island’s next president should usher in a new era of less contentious cross-Strait relations.
This paper examines China's foreign policy toward Taiwan. Chong-Pin Lin writes that China has softened its stance over Taiwan's sovereignty and that the US government should try to better understand China’s complex domestic factors that affect its approach to Taiwan.
The Congressional Research Service has released a report on recent developments in Taiwan and U.S. policy choices.
The rising proportion of islanders who identify themselves as Taiwanese is driving increased enthusiasm for an independent Taiwan. However, this study from the East West Center argues that Taiwanese public opinion is increasingly favorable to peaceful relations in the Taiwan Strait. Using generational analysis, it shows that while many older Taiwanese hold passionate views about cross-strait relations, younger Taiwanese tend to be pragmatic, moderate, and open-minded.
In this op-ed Jerry Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen argue that both governments would benefit if China ceased a new policy of having Taiwanese criminals from third countries deported to China instead of Taiwan.
In this op-ed, published following the visit of outgoing Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou to Taiping Island in the South China Sea, Cohen outlines how peaceful initiatives could be developed on the island to help address tensions in the South China Sea and other parts of East Asia.
In this op-ed, Cohen outlines the implications of the recent election of Tsai Ing-wen on Taiwan’s relations with mainland China, its economic policies, and its policy on the South China Sea.
The summit will affect how future Taiwanese leaders approach mainland China, and re-focus American attention on the relationship.
For over six decades, police in Taiwan could lock up people they deemed "hooligans" (liumang) for years with at most a cursory review by the courts. This article by Margaret K. Lewis and Jerome A. Cohen discusses the detailed process by which judges, officials, and legislators—spurred by civic groups, lawyers and academics—brought about annulment of the relevant legislation, the Act for Eliminating Liumang.
Jerome A. Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen explore Taiwan's progress in protecting people's rights.
Jerome A. Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen argue that legal safeguards remain inadequate for Taiwanese suspected of a crime on the mainland despite hopes of reform to allow greater security for detainees
Jerome A. Cohen discusses the successes of the Shanghai Communique forty years later and says challenges lie ahead for political leaders to preserve both peace in East Asia and freedom for the people of Taiwan.
Jerome A. Cohen says the consultative jury system in South Korea can serve as a model for both sides of the Taiwan strait.
Jerome A. Cohen and Yu-jie Chen say progress has been made so far under an agreement between Beijing and Taipei on law enforcement and judicial
cooperation, but several key issues demand attention.
Jerome A. Cohen defends his efforts to support open democratic governance, human rights, and the rule of law in Taiwan.
Jerome A. Cohen and Yu-Jie Chen comment on the resumption of executions in Taiwan.
Jerome A. Cohen discusses the repercussions of the sudden resignation of Taiwan's minister of justice.
Regarding the United States' sale of arms to Taiwan, Leslie H. Gelb states, "It's not at all clear that Chinese and American leaders have thought strategically about their next moves and how to keep the situation within bounds."
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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