Taiwan Can Play an Important Role in Asia's New Middle Power Diplomacy

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Author/s (editor/s):

Hunter Marston

Publication year:

2019

Publication type:

Journal article

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Taiwan Studies Programme, University of Nottingham

Hunter Marston, ‘Taiwan Can Play an Important Role in Asia’s New Middle Power Diplomacy’, Taiwan Insight, 28 November 2019.

As great power rivalry between the US and China intensifies, Taiwan finds itself exposed to a growing number of security and economic risks. Nonetheless, current trends in middle power diplomacy present Taipei with new opportunities to mitigate these external pressures. If the Tsai Ing-wen administration can better leverage Taiwan’s unique assets and advantages, and broaden the scope of its non-traditional cooperation with other regional players, it can bolstering the island’s strategic position.

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