Continued Dialogue and Cooperation

By Bonnie S. Glaser

Bonnie S. Glaser is a senior advisor for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at CSIS, where she works on issues related to Chinese foreign and security policy. She is concomitantly a non-resident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, a senior associate with CSIS Pacific Forum and a consultant for the U.S. government on East Asia.

As Tsai Ing-wen officially takes office as Taiwan’s first female president, she will face the difficult task of balancing the competing interests of her political supporters in Taiwan and an increasingly antagonistic China. The Cipher Brief sat down with Bonnie S. Glaser, Director of the China Power Project and Senior Advisor for Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, to talk about the future of Taiwan’s foreign relations. 

The Cipher Brief: How worried should the U.S. be about this change in leadership exacerbating cross-strait relations or inflaming South China Sea disputes? From the U.S. perspective, where do our concerns lie?

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