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October 4, 2019

Taiwan
China-Taiwan Relations

Differences over Taiwan’s status fuel tensions between the island and mainland, yet cross-strait economic ties continue to deepen. 

Military honor guards lower the Taiwanese flag, at Liberty Square, in Taipei, Taiwan.

February 26, 2019

China
Averting a Cross-Strait Crisis

Domestic politics in China, political trends in Taiwan, and changing U.S. policy toward Taiwan are increasing the risk of a cross-strait crisis in the coming months. The United States should take ste…

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visits the Sixth Army Command, ahead of Lunar New Year, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, January 25, 2019.

February 19, 2019

China
The Future of U.S.-China Relations

During the inaugural C.V. Starr & Co. Annual Lecture on China, panelists discuss the future of U.S.-China relations amidst ongoing trade frictions, tensions in the South China Sea, and political, dem…

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June 8, 2018

Asia
A Counterpoint: Why the Location of the Trump-Kim Summit Won't Determine the Outcome

By Hunter Marston Many analysts have noted the advantages Singapore provides as a setting for the upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. As Jos…

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June 6, 2018

North Korea
Why Singapore is the Right Place for the Trump-Kim Summit

Among the possible contenders mentioned for the summit between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un—Sweden, the Korean DMZ, Mongolia, Switzerland, as well as much more u…

Singapore-White House-10.23.2017

June 7, 2017

Health
Tedros, Taiwan, and Trump: What They Tell Us About China’s Growing Clout in Global Health

In one of my recent blog posts on the World Health Organization (WHO) director general (DG) election, I discussed how the new election procedure has reduced the advantage larger states have in influe…

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October 6, 2016

Asia
U.S. Strategy in Asia: Is the Pivot Working?

Experts discuss the Obama administration's "Pivot to Asia" strategy, its successes and failures, and the evolving dynamics of U.S. relations across Asia.

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June 2, 2016

China
How Much Can We Learn From Taiwanese Inauguration Speeches?

Pei-Yu Wei is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The inauguration speech of Tsai Ing-Wen, the new president of Taiwan, on May 20, drew much attention from audiences both…

Tsai Ing Wen Innauguration

April 27, 2016

China
Taiwan’s WHA Status in Limbo

The World Health Assembly (WHA), the executive body of the World Health Organization (WHO), will convene on May 23-28 in Geneva. While member states have received invitations to participate in this y…

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