Sigur Center Asia Report, Issue 11: Evolving Cross-Strait Relations and Challenges and Implications for the U.S. Open Access
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Recent developments across the Taiwan Strait have important implications for the future of U.S.-China relations as well as America's strategic and economic interests in the larger Asian region. While political stability in the cross-strait relationship over the past few years has been welcomed by U.S. policymakers, it has not alleviated concerns about China's increasing military strength and territorial ambitions. Likewise, although the signing of an economic cooperation agreement between Taiwan and China is seen as a positive sign of cross-strait stability, some analysts raise questions about what it means for U.S. economic clout in the region. These issues have been discussed at a number of recent events organized by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and are highlighted in this edition of the Asia Report.