August 01, 2022

Pelosi’s Visit Risks Turning Taiwan Into a Political Football, Aides Worry

Featuring Jacob Stokes

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalist Robbie Gramer

After weeks of mounting speculation, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to visit Taiwan this week during her trip through Asia, prompting a caustic response from officials in Beijing amid fears that it could spark the worst cross-straits political crisis in decades.

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“Broadly speaking, China believes the United States is hollowing out its ‘One China’ policy,” said Jacob Stokes, an expert at the Center for a New American Security. “At the same time, Taiwan is really looking for signals of international support.”

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Authors

  • Jacob Stokes

    Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, East Asian security affa...