A potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait could serve to critically undermine the stability of the region. The issue of Cross-strait relations has been often complicated by each side’s solution for resolving the Taiwan Strait issue – in the case of Beijing, opposing “Taiwan independence”, there is a difference of opinion among the Taiwanese political factions – between those who advocate cross-strait reconciliation and those who lean towards independence.
The Cross-strait relations research project at ISDP sets out to discuss the security situation in the Taiwan Strait through the lens of conflict prevention and management. It aims to focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the two sides to identify barriers, and open up new paths to peaceful development on Cross-Strait relations. Research deliberates the development of opinions on both sides, and investigates issues dividing the parties. The project is also expected to play a proactive and coordinating role in the establishment of networks between security experts from Taiwan and Mainland China to exchange their views on the Cross-Strait relations.
The Question of Guam: A Pivotal Island’s Changing Realities
Abstract For decades, Guam has played an important role in U.S. military strategy. The two main military bases in the island, Anderson Air Force Base and Naval Base Guam, have […]
Taiwan-Paraguay Relations: Convergent Trajectories
Abstract Paraguay’s ongoing diplomatic recognition of Taiwan rests upon a common historical foundation and reflects a parallel trajectory. Successive regimes have maintained diplomatic relations even as the external environment has […]
Taiwan-Japan (Unofficial) Relations: In a Sea of Troubles
Introduction Taiwan (The Republic of China, ROC)* and Japan have had a long and vacillating history of engagement mostly consisting of peaceful periods of cooperation yet beset by the Japanese […]
Beijing’s Foothold in Central America: El Salvador’s Diplomatic Realignment
Introduction The diplomatic struggle between China and Taiwan, officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (RoC) respectively, has intensified in recent years. Under the One […]
Taiwan-Marshall Islands Relations: Against the Tide
Introduction The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is among a handful of countries to still recognize the Republic of China (ROC)*, one of four in the South Pacific. Two […]