“‘Taiwan Expendable?’ Reconsidered”

@article{PaulHilton2018TaiwanER,
  title={“‘Taiwan Expendable?’ Reconsidered”},
  author={Brian Paul Hilton},
  journal={The Journal of American-East Asian Relations},
  year={2018}
}
  • Brian Paul Hilton
  • Published 3 September 2018
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of American-East Asian Relations
In 2005, noted historian Nancy Bernkopf Tucker advanced the thesis that President Richard M. Nixon and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger viewed Taiwan as an expendable asset in their rush to promote Sino-American normalization, resulting in the administration conceding more than necessary in disregard for Taiwan’s future or status. This article examines documents declassified since Tucker’s study to argue that this interpretation is no longer tenable. Nixon and Kissinger applied to… 

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