For the past four decades, the United States has had robust unofficial relations with Taiwan, an island nation of about 23 million people. A strong multi-party democracy and an economic powerhouse, Taiwan has been a critically important entity in Northeast Asia. The status of the island and its future also have been key points of contention in Sino-American relations. In this special episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs, we discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth. We discuss Beijing’s military aggression and economic coercion against Taiwan, why the United States should work to counter such coercive actions, and what the Senator believes Congress can do to strengthen relations with Taiwan.
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth serves as the junior Senator from Illinois. A member of the Democratic Party, she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 after representing Illinois’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms. She is an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Duckworth served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years before retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2014. We hope you enjoy this episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs.
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