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Phase Zero: A New Taiwan Policy?

March 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


The Project 2049 Institute and the Global Taiwan Institute cordially invite you to the following conference:

Thursday, March 14, 2019
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Carnegie Endowment Conference Center, Root Room
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

For the past 40 years, national interests, and a commitment to peace, security, and stability in the Western Pacific, has guided the United States’ policy on Taiwan (Republic of China, ROC). The People’s Republic of China (PRC, China), under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has long sought to undermine the status quo and achieve the political subordination of Taiwan under its “One China principle.” In spite of Beijing’s efforts, Washington has managed to foster robust U.S.-Taiwan ties. The current policy framework, however, has been slow in keeping pace with fundamental changes that have taken place in Taiwan.

Taiwan has transformed into a flourishing democracy, with a high-tech market economy embedded in global supply chains. Taipei is also an active contributor to international public goods, at a time when Beijing is undermining the security of the global commons. A more objective representation of the status quo across the Taiwan Strait may better serve long-term U.S. interests and more accurately reflect American principles and values. An assessment of the current U.S.-Taiwan policy framework, as well as a review of future-oriented policy options, is needed to guide U.S.-Taiwan relations into the future.

This conference will bring together a distinguished group of experts to evaluate the United States’ current Taiwan policy, and assess ways in which the United States can move toward a more normal, stable, and constructive relationship with Taiwan over the long-term.


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Opening Remarks 

The Honorable Richard L. Armitage
The Project 2049 Institute

John A. Gastright Jr.
The Project 2049 Institute

Dr. Chen Wen Yen
Global Taiwan Institute

Keynote Address

Jim Heller
United States Department of State

Speaker Su Jia-chyuan
Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan
(Video remarks)

2:00 pm – 3:20 pm
Panel 1- U.S. Taiwan Policy: The Current Debate 

Shirley Kan
 Independent Specialist in Asian Security Affairs

David Keegan
United States Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute

Mark Stokes
The Project 2049 Institute

John Tkacik
International Assessment and Strategy Center

Moderator: Tiffany Ma

Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Keynote Remarks

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
United States Senate

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel 2- Looking Ahead: The Future of U.S. Taiwan Policy

David An
Global Taiwan Institute

Jessica Drun
Center for Advanced China Research

Ian Easton
The Project 2049 Institute

Russell Hsiao
Global Taiwan Institute

Moderator: Rachael Burton
The Project 2049 Institute

This event will stream live.
Follow @Project2049, @globaltaiwan, and #P2049Live for more analysis.


March 14, 2019
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Project 2049 Institute
Global Taiwan Institute (GTI)


Carnegie Endowment Conference Center, Root Room
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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