Business as Usual? U.S.-Taiwan Relations Amid Changing Realities
U.S.-China relations continue to play a key role in defining power politics in the Asia-Pacific region. This difficult relationship also remains central to how other countries define and pursue their own national interests. On Aug. 6, public policy scholar Yeh-chung Lu argued at an invitation-only seminar that he U.S. policy of rebalancing toward the region is likely to continue to shape the Asia-Pacific security equation in the years to come, including Taiwan’s security environment. Lu, who is assistant professor for the department of diplomacy at Taiwan's National Cheng-chi University, said sequestration and U.S. fiscal constraints more broadly have raised questions about the scope and durability of the U.S. rebalance to Asia. His presentation on Taiwan’s role in the rebalance and the role can Taipei play as changes in the region unfold is now available.