The Taiwan Linchpin

  title={The Taiwan Linchpin},
  author={Daniel Twining},
HAS AMERICA'S ALLIANCE with Taiwan, one of its oldest in Asia, become a strategic liability, a relic of a bygone era that no longer advances American interests? The obvious answer would seem to be no. First, there is the legacy of the relationship. American and free Chinese forces fought together in World War II. Taiwan was America's "unsinkable aircraft carrier" during the Cold War. More recently, democratic Taiwan has become a model of political liberalization in a Chinese society. It boasts… CONTINUE READING