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Taiwan Elections: Implications for Washington and Beijing
Taiwan's strength as a democracy was evident on January 11 when voters went to the polls to elect their leadership and representatives in the legislature. The election results not only impact Taiwan's own internal policies, but also relations with Beijing as well as with Washington.Learn More
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Director, Asia Program
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Facing the rise of an increasingly assertive China and deepening questions about the reliability and sustainability of American power, Asia today faces geopolitical uncertainties that are more profound and systemic than anything since the end of the Second World War.
Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia
Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program
Jean H. Lee
Director, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy
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North Korea’s nuclear weapons are such a source of strength and pride for the people, and such a key strategic tool for Kim, that it’s hard to see him giving them up entirely.