December 10, 2009

Taiwan's Gamble: The Cross-Strait Rapprochement and Its Implications for U.S. Policy

By Abraham M. Denmark and Richard Fontaine

President Obama’s visit to Beijing in November 2009 highlighted several issues of mutual interest and concern for the U.S.-China relationship, yet the fact that Taiwan was not a major issue of contention highlights the rapidly changing dynamics of the cross-Strait relationship. This policy brief, authored by CNAS Fellow Abraham Denmark and Senior Fellow Richard Fontaine, details the risks and rewards associated with this evolving cross-Strait environment and lays out several policy recommendations for the United States. 


  • Abraham M. Denmark

  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...

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