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Apr 27

Is America Meeting Taiwan's Self-Defense Needs?

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Congress is bracing for a fight over Taiwan policy. The number of academics and former officials calling for a reconsideration of America’s commitment to Taiwan’s defense are growing bolder. Meanwhile, continued delay on delivery of a full DIA assessment of Taiwan's airpower and five years of inaction on Taiwan’s repeated requests for F-16s raise fundamental questions about whether that commitment is currently being met. Taiwan’s Vice Minister for National Defense Andrew Yang will speak to Taiwan’s defense policy and the threats it seeks to address, and a distinguished panel of experts will assess what must be done to fulfill America’s legal obligations to (in the words of the Taiwan Relations Act) “enable Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability.”

More About the Speakers

Keynote Remarks by
Andrew Nien-Dzu Yang
Vice Minister for Policy, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of China (Taiwan)

And a Panel Discussion with
Randall Schriver
President and CEO, Project 2049 Institute

Gary J. Schmitt
Resident Scholar and Director of Advanced Strategic Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Hosted By

Walter Lohman Walter Lohman

Director, Asian Studies Center Read More