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A Perfect Storm: Managing Conflict in the Taiwan Strait

(Source: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) via "AP.")

By: Hon. Randall G. Schriver |

The United States’ approach to security in the Taiwan Strait has long been defined by its “One China Policy” while maintaining “strategic ambiguity.” However, without coordinated, whole-of-government policies, the People’s Republic of China will continue to act aggressively in the Taiwan Strait and cross-Strait tensions will continue to rise. The United States must creates policies that support U.S. security interests in the Indo-Pacific and develop and execute a strategy for deterring an attack on Taiwan and defeating aggression should deterrence fail. The objective of this report is to offer recommendations for shaping near- and long-term U.S. policy regarding Taiwan in five different areas: political, science and technology, economic, military, socio-cultural, and non-traditional security.

A Perfect Storm- Managing Conflict in the Taiwan Strait