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US Strategic Ambiguity, Rising China, and Taiwan’s Security

  • Dean P. Chen
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Abstract

This chapter looks at the ramifications of President Ma and the KMT’s “1992 consensus” policy on Taiwan’s relations with the United States. The chapter discusses America’s strategic ambiguity policy and how the KMT’s cross-strait policy has contradicted some of the major premises of Washington’s long-standing interests. The KMT–CCP rapprochement is then analyzed in light of intensification of US–PRC rivalry since 2010, especially in the territorial and maritime contentions in the East and South China Seas.

Keywords

Democratic Progressive Party Territorial Dispute Obama Administration ASEAN Regional Forum Strategic Ambiguity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean P. Chen
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  1. 1.Political ScienceRamapo College of New JerseyMahwahUSA

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