Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for a discussion about the next US-Taiwan arms sales and its implications to cross-straits relations and regional security dynamics. The Trump administration is said to be drafting a new arms package for Taiwan that could include advanced rocket systems and anti-ship missiles. The package is expected to be significantly larger than one that was shelved at the end of the Obama administration, US officials told Reuters on the eve of a visit to Beijing by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson two months ago. Besides exploring elements of this upcoming arms sale and how it might affect Taiwan’s defense and security, this event will examine possible Chinese reactions if the arms package includes various advanced weapons system, implications for cross-straits relations, the US-China relationship, and how the arms sales package fits into the Trump administration’s broader strategy in the Asia-Pacific.

This Atlantic Council event is part of the Cross-Straits Series of the Scowcroft Center’s Asia Security Initiative, which examines strategic and current affairs surrounding cross-straits relations.

Mr. Ian Easton
Research Fellow
Project 2049 Institute

Mr. Abraham Denmark
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia
US Department of Defense

Ms. Susan Lawrence
Specialist, Asian Affairs
Congressional Research Service

Ms. Shannon Tiezzi
The Diplomat

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