CSR Blog: Nothing into Something: Biden Can Meaningfully Improve the US-Taiwan Relationship

By Daniel Anaforian Enthusiastic observers in the US and Taiwan watched as President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 into law on December 27, 2020. The excitement over this bill on both sides of the Pacific is due to the fact that contained within this massive omnibus bill was the Taiwan Assurance Act …

CSR Blog: Showing He’s Serious about China: A Necessary Biden First Step

By Andrew Senesac As the Biden administration enters office, it will have to grapple with a foreign policy challenge that is more than just en vogue: competition with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). China’s latest acts of gross human rights violations, intellectual property theft, cyberattacks, and wolf-warrior diplomacy have destabilized a region that is …

CSR Blog: COVID-19 and the Escalation of Sino-US Relations

By Michael Xiaochen Zhang As COVID-19 spreads around the world, new fissures have been exposed in the U.S.-China relationship. During this period of crisis, when mutual cooperation between countries, institutions and global citizens is vital, domestic and foreign policy agendas have continued to drive a wedge between the two global powers. Both the Trump and …