May 21, 2013

Taiwan Arms Sales Research Project 2013

After two years of extensive track II consultations with policymakers and scholars in the United States, China, and Taiwan, EastWest Institute (EWI) published “Threading the Needle: Proposals for U.S. and Chinese Actions on Arms Sales to Taiwan”. The report offers several new ideas for managing one of the most contentious issues in the bilateral relationship between the United States and China. The report was launched at a policy roundtable event in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 2013. The authors of the report – Piin-Fen Kok and David Firestein – presented their findings and analysis to a gathering of Congressional staff and experts from various organizations and think-tanks.


Washington, D.C.


Piin-Fen Kok and David Firestein

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Program Overview Taiwan Arms Sales Research Project The Taiwan Arms Sales Research Project recommends ways for the United States and China to manage their differences over U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. Through research and track II diplomacy, the project seeks to break the cycle of disruption in the US-China relationship, especially the military-to-military relationship.
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