Conditions are right for Taipei to shirk convention and take a bolder approach to international relations (Pt. 1)
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This is the first of a two part series on why Taiwan should take bolder actions in international diplomacy to encourage increased political engagement across the globe, and to challenge accepted political convention.
Part one will discuss why geopolitical conditions in 2019 are favorable for Taipei to begin a more vigorous campaign of diplomatic engagement across the globe. Part two will discuss why a campaign of “guerrilla diplomacy” and a strategic reassessment of the global political landscape are necessary for Taiwan’s long-term future.
Strategic actions for Taiwan to take in the Asia-Pacific region will be outlined in part one, while actions to pursue in the Western hemisphere will be outlined in part two.
An excellent example of Taiwan pursuing its own political interests in recent years under the Tsai administration is the Southbound Policy, which has developed international linkage and cooperation with the nations of Southeast Asia and India, promoting diplomatic ties by way of economic cooperation. [FULL STORY]