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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Government & International Studies

Title

Recent changes in Taiwan’s defense policy and Taiwan-USA relations

Language

English

Abstract

© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.In spite of John Mearsheimer (and others)’s dire prediction, Taiwan still believes that, rather than having to negotiate like Hong Kong a level of autonomy acceptable to Beijing, it can remain de facto independent as long as it is able to keep a credible conventional deterrence and a strong security relationship with Washington. The recent changes in Taiwan’s defense policy as well as in Taiwan-USA relations tend to confirm that belief and willingness. However, the island is facing growing security challenges that will not be easy to fix. And overcoming these challenges will depend much more upon the Taiwanese’s resolve than the USA’s intention to remain committed to the island’s security.

Keywords

China, Defense policy, John Mearsheimer, Ma Ying-jeou, People’s Liberation Army, Taiwan security, USA

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

East Asia

Volume

31

Issue

4

Start Page

343

End Page

354

Publisher

Springer Verlag

ISSN (print)

10966838

ISSN (electronic)

18746284

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