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Taiwan and Its Partners Beyond the Silicon Shield

Date & Time

Mar. 17, 2023
10:00am – 11:00am ET


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As Taiwan continues to dominate as the global leader in producing advanced semiconductors, the world literally cannot run without Taiwanese technology. At the same time, the geopolitical risks and pressures that Taipei face have only intensified, not least as Chinese claims to the island persist. While Taiwan expects its chip industry to be part of its defense strategy by providing a “silicon shield” of protection, international support from its allies and partners, as well as the development of industries beyond semiconductors are critical for Taiwan’s future. Shelley Rigger of Davidson College and AEI’s Dan Blumenthal discussed prospects for collective action to ensure Taiwan’s continued prosperity and the outlook for its economic resilience.

The President's office building in Taipei, Taiwan.

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A photo of Shelley Rigger

Shelley Rigger

Professor, Political Science Department, Davidson College
A photo of Dan Blumenthal

Dan Blumenthal

Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

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Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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