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Randall Schriver Randall Schriver is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Project 2049 Institute. He is also a founding partner of Armitage International LLC, based in Arlington, Virginia, and a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, DC. He served as deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2003 to 2005, and as chief of staff and senior policy advisor to then-deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage, from 2001 to 2003. Prior to his work at the State Department, he was an independent consultant and visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Schriver has also served as an active duty naval intelligence officer. He has won numerous military and civilian awards from the U.S. government and was recently presented with the Order of the Propitious Clouds by the president of Taiwan for promoting Taiwan-U.S. relations. He holds a B.A. from Williams College and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.


Blumenthal, D. & Schriver, R. 2016. Reality Check: Trump's Taiwan Call Was a Step Toward Balanced Relations , The National Interest.

Schriver, R. 2016. The Case for U.S. Ship Visits to Taiwan, The Diplomat.

Schriver, R. 2015. China Has Its Own Problems With History, The Diplomat.

Schriver, R. 2015. U.S.-China Mil-Mil Relations: The Negative Indicators, Alternative Scenarios, The ASAN Forum.

Easton, I. & Schriver, R. 2014. Standing Watch: Taiwan and Maritime Domain Awareness in the Western Pacific, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R. & Takahashi, S. 2013. Managing Expectations in the U.S.-Japan Alliance: U.S. and Japanese Perspectives, The Project 2049 Institute.

Easton, I. & Schriver, R. 2013. Assessing Japan's National Defense: Toward a New Security Paradigm, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R.; Mroczkowski, I. 2012. Japan's Global Engagement , The Project 2049 Institute.

Blumenthal, D.; Schriver, R.; Stokes, M.; Hsiao, R.; & Mazza M. 2011. Asian Alliances in the 21st Century, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R. 2011. "Bound to fail." Washington Times, July 25, 2011.

Schriver, R. & Ma, T. 2010. The Next Steps in Japan-NATO Cooperation, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R. 2010. "Taiwan Faces Two Chinas." Washington Times, July 9, 2010.

Schriver, R. 2009. "People's Army not standing still." Washington Times, August 12, 2009.

Blumenthal, D.; Mazza, M.; Schmitt, G. J.; Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2009. Deter, Defend, Repel, and Partner: A Defense Strategy for Taiwan, Taiwan Policy Working Group (American Enterprise Institute & Project 2049 Institute).

Schriver, R. 2009. The U.S. - ROK Alliance: regional challenges for an evolving alliance In Going Global: The Future of the U.S. - South Korea Alliance, Center for New American Security.

Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2009. The U.S.-Japan Alliance: President Obama’s First 100 Day, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2008. Taiwan Liberates China Current History.

Blumenthal, D., Friedberg, A., Schriver, R. & Tellis, A. J. "Bush Should Keep His Word on Taiwan." Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2008.

Blumenthal, D. & Schriver, R. 2008. Strengthening Freedom in Asia: A Twenty-First Century Agenda for the U.S.-Taiwan Partnership, American Enterprise Institute.

Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2008. Evolving Capabilities of the People's Liberation Army: Consequences of Coercive Aerospace Power for U.S. Conventional Deterrence, The Project 2049 Institute.

Schriver, R. & Stokes, M. 2008. Memo to the Next President: The Inheritance in Asia and the Challenges and Opportunities for Your Presidency, The Project 2049 Institute.



Events and testimonies:


The Implications of Taiwan's Big City Elections, December 1, 2010, the Project 2049 Institute and the Heritage Foundation.

Taiwan-China: Recent Economic, Political, and Military Developments Across the Strait, and Implications for the United States, March 18, 2010, testimony before the U.S. - China Economic and Security Review Commission.

US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference - 2009, September 27-29 2009, Charlottesville, Viriginia.

The U.S. - China Relationship and the Role of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, September 10 2009, testimony before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Asia.

Deter, Defend, Repel, and Partner: A Defense Strategy for Taiwan, August 3 2009, American Enterprise Institute.

Exploring the Nature of Uighur Nationalism: Freedom Fighters or Terrorists? June 16 2009, testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight.

China Since Tiananmen: Power, Party and Society, May 26 2009, the American Enterprise Institute.

U.S. - Taiwan Relations in a New Era, April 22 2009, the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The Taiwan Relations Act at 30: a Seminar on Capitol Hill, April 2 2009, The Project 2049 Institute.

Human Rights and Rule of Law in China: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go From Here? December 12 2008, Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

Taiwan's Elections and What They Mean, March 27 2008, Brookings Institution.

U.S. Policy Toward Taiwan, Time for Change? March 26 2008, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Interviews and Multimedia:

A Three-Way Collision: China, Taiwan and the USA (audio recording available) , December 8 2016, Savannah Council on World Affairs.

On May 9, 2016 Randall G. Schriver gave remarks at Colorado Christian University on potential flawed policy approaches to the U.S.-China relationship.

On May 9, 2016 Randall G. Schriver gave remarks at Colorado Christian University to discuss the unfolding of the U.S.-China strategic competition.

In August 2015, Randall G. Schriver was featured in an interview segment by Kanka News China (Shanghai Media Group) on US-China relations at the 70th anniversary year mark of the end of World War II.

In December 2014, Randall G. Schriver was a guest on the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy podcast titled "China in the World." Mr. Schriver was interviewed by Paul Haenle on Obama's recent trip to Asia and its implications for U.S.-China relations.

In September 2014, Randall G. Schriver was interviewed by VOA's Feature Stories on Taiwan's Young Generation and Cross-Strait Relations.

Aired on September 2, 2014, Randall G. Schriver was interviewed by Keith Menconi of ICRT Radio's "Taiwan Talk" weekly segment on the topic of Taiwan arms deals.

On June 27, 2014, Randall G. Schriver participated on a panel with Patrick Cronin and discussed the implications for cross-Strait relations and regional security in the aftermath of the Sunflower student protests.

On May 28, 2014, Randall G. Schriver moderated a panel at the Atlantic Council on "Missile Defense in the Asia Pacific" with discussants David Gompert and Patrick Cronin.

Randall G. Schriver discussed contemporary U.S.-Taiwan relations on a panel along with foreign Defense Minister of Taiwan Dr. Andrew N. D. Yang, moderated by CSIS Senior Advisor Bonnie Glaser on May 12, 2014. This panel was part of a joint conference hosted by the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies and the Brookings Institution's Center for East Asia Policy Studies titled, "35 Years Later: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Taiwan Relations Act."

Project 2049 CEO/President Randall G. Schriver participated on a Panel on March 19, 2014 discussing the President's upcoming trip to Asia at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Defense News with Vago Muradian on December 7, 2013

Randy Schriver, Project 2049 President and CEO, and Bonnie S. Glaser, senior adviser for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies discussed what China's New Air Identification Defense Zone means and what Washington can do to counter China's drive to seize from its neighbors.

Randall G. Schriver participated on the Panel on Security and Foreign Policy at the US-NZ Security Partnership Forum held in Washington, DC on May 21, 2013.

Randall Schriver's interview with CCTV on May 6, 2013 discussing challenges and opportunites for U.S.-China relations.

Randall Schriver's keynote remarks in Taipei on November 12, 2012 discussing China's 18th Party Congress .


Randall Schriver discussing the security impact of the rise of China on PBS' Great Decisions.



Randall Schriver introduces the Taiwan Relations at 30: A seminar on Capitol Hill, April 2nd 2009.



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