International

Challenges For Tsai In The Wake Of The US Withdrawal From TPP Negotiations

With the signing of Trump’s executive order regarding the United States’s withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, US president Donald Trump brought an end to US involvement in the controversial trade deal that would have opened markets between the US and many countries in the Asia Pacific,with the notable exception of China. What now for Taiwan, which sought admission to the trade deal?

What Do The WikiLeaks Revelations About Hillary Clinton’s Taiwan Comments Reveal?

The WikiLeaks e-mails in which Hillary Clinton expresses interest in the idea of abandoning Taiwan in exchange for economic concessions from China expresses a worldview she, in fact, shares with Donald Trump and other American politicians. Such politicians have only ever viewed Taiwan as a bargaining chip from the beginning

Tsai’s Stopover In Houston And The Possibility Of A Tsai-Trump Meeting

Tsai Ing-Wen's stopover transit in Houston on her way to visit Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador and her subsequent meeting with Texas senator and former presidential hopeful Ted Cruz may have drawn hysterics from alarmists, but it is really no more than business as usual. But this non-departure from standard procedure in and of itself is worthy of reflection, and we might take look at how this fits into the current context of Taiwan’s international situation