Anxiety in the Strait

By Randall Schriver

Randall Schriver is the President/CEO of the Project 2049 Institute. He formerly served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and is a founding partner of Armitage International LLC.

In advance of today’s inauguration of Tsai Ing-wen as Taiwan’s first female president, The Cipher Brief interviewed Randy Schriver, founding partner at Armitage International LLC and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs, to ask about the cross-strait implications of this change in leadership. As someone who has interacted with Tsai Ing-wen regularly over the past 15 years, Schriver shared his opinion of Tsai as a pragmatic leader as well as his hopes that the U.S. will demonstrate appropriate support for this island nation under pressure from China.

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