TAEF research series 004

Connecting Taiwan's New Southbound Policy with U.S. Foreign Policy Initiatives in Asia

October 1st, 2021

【TAEF Research Series 004】

In 2020, prior to the United States presidential election, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation proposed to initiate a policy-focused project to exchange views on the links between Taiwan's New Southbound Policy and US strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region. We are pleased to be able to cooperate with Global Taiwan Institute in Washington D.C. on this initiative.

Comprised both American and Taiwanese policy experts, this policy brief is the discussion product with the specific focus addressing the connectivity and partnership between Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy and the Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States. As well understood, both policies highlight two countries’ commitments and contribution to the peace, stability and prosperity of regional community in the Indo-Pacific. Moreover, it also demonstrates the solid partnerships and shared values between Taiwan and the United States.

On behalf of Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation. I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Russell Hsiao, J.D., Executive Director of Global Taiwan Institute for his leading efforts in organizing and coordinating workshops for this collaboration, and I am also thankful to Dr. Robert S. Wang for the insightful input and contribution to this report.

H. H. Michael Hsiao Chairman, TAEF August 2021

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