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December 20, 2023

Taiwan
Taiwan’s 2024 Presidential Election: Analyzing William Lai’s Foreign Policy Positions

William Lai’s priorities are bolstering Taiwan’s defenses and consolidating ties with democracies. China is unlikely to pursue dialogue with Lai and would instead increase pressure on Taiwan.

Taiwan's Vice President and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate William Lai addresses the DPP annual congress in Taipei, Taiwan. 

January 17, 2024

Taiwan
China Responds to Taiwan’s Presidential Election: Is Beijing Biding Its Time?

China’s initial response to William Lai’s victory in Taiwan’s presidential election was relatively restrained but it will likely exert more pressure on Taiwan in the coming months. 

Taiwan President-elect William Lai waves to supporters at a rally following his victory in the presidential election, in Taipei, Taiwan.

May 2, 2006

Germany
Drozdiak: German Chancellor Likely to Press Bush for Direct Talks with Iran

The president of the American Council on Germany sees a "definite improvement" in U.S.-German relations since Angela Merkel became chancellor five months ago. Ahead of Merkel’s second visit to Washin…

January 8, 2007

Trade
Drozdiak: Merkel’s Visit Points Up ’Big Improvement’ in United States-German Relations

William Drozdiak, president of the independent American Council on Germany, says the White House meeting last week between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Bush indicates “they seem to h…

May 30, 2007

Climate Change
Drozdiak: Climate Change Seen as Major G8 Issue

William Drozdiak, an expert on transatlantic politics, says a major issue at the upcoming G8 meeting will be pressure on Washington to accept limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

January 14, 2022

Economics
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With John C. Williams

John C. Williams of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York discusses monetary policy, the continued impact of COVID-19, and the economic outlook for the year ahead. The C. Peter McColough Series on …

Play An investor views stock prices on monitors at a securities company on May 28, 2007 in Changchun of Jilin Province, China. Chinese stocks hit new highs today with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closing at 4,272.11 points, up 2.21 percent, as the total number of share trading accounts in the country topped 100 million.