H.E. Bi-khim Hsiao
Legislator, Legislative Yuan

Mr. Ian Easton
Research Fellow
Project 2049 Institute

Mr. Michael Mazza
Visiting Fellow, Foreign & Defense Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute

Mr. Barry Pavel
Senior Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security for a discussion of US-Taiwan relations in the context of increasing pressure from China, featuring keynote remarks by H.E. Bi-khim Hsiao, Legislator, Legislative Yuan, Taiwan.

A bipartisan group of senators introduced the Taiwan Assurance Act, which reaffirms the US commitment to Taiwan forty years after the signing of the Taiwan Relations Act. As China exerts increasing pressure against Taiwan’s position in the region, Taiwan’s leaders have sought greater support from the United States. Given US interests in the Indo-Pacific, what diplomatic, economic, and security steps should the United States take to signal support for Taiwan as a democratic partner in the region? What opportunities and challenges do the United States and Taiwan face moving forward? Where do US-Taiwan relations fit into the broader strategic picture?