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Taiwan National Day Fireworks 2022, 10 October 2022.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Does Taiwan Matter? A Practitioner's Perspective

Thu., Mar. 23, 2023 | 12:15pm - 1:15pm


Speaker: Lt. Col. Charles Bursi, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's August 2022 trip to Taiwan made headlines around the world because she was the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit in decades. Her trip to this small democratic island only 100 miles from Communist China set off a firestorm of internal debates on U.S. East Asia strategy (New Yorker link). Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials trumpeted their frustration with the United States' incoherent diplomacy and launched aggressive military exercises in the Taiwan Strait. Ultimately, Pelosi's visit brought focus to the value of Taiwan in U.S. domestic and foreign policy.

Everyone is welcome to join us online via Zoom! Please register in advance for this seminar: