CSR Blog: Quiet Storm: Taiwan’s COVID-19 Outbreak, Mapping the Pandemic in a Democracy

By Nicholas A. Henderson In late 2019, when news broke of a novel coronavirus spreading in Wuhan, China, Taiwan’s government deployed their rapid response plan. Taiwan, an island of 24 million people, had learned from the SARS epidemic of 2003 and wasted no time in becoming the first to employ mobile phones for tracking infected …

CSR Blog: President Biden Needs to Declare a No First Use Policy to Deter Chinese Aggression Against Taiwan

By Grace Faerber Only three days into President Biden’s administration, US-China tensions over Taiwan rose to extraordinary new levels.  After inviting the de-facto Taiwanese ambassador, Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴), to his inauguration on January 21st – an unprecedented move – the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) unleashed its “wolf warrior” tactics. Forty-eight  hours later, between January 23rd …

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 …