Washington Says Bush's Taiwan Remarks His Own (2014-09-18) (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) The US Department of State joined a controversy surrounding remarks made by former American Institute in Taiwan chairman Richard Bush about Taiwan’s presidential elections.
Bush Claims Remarks ‘Over-Interpreted’ (2014-09-17) (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) A US Department of State spokesperson said she had not seen Richard Bush’s comments, but that the US did not take a position on another nation’s leader.
US Won't Intervene in 2016 Election: AIT (2014-09-16) (China Post) The United States government will not intervene in Taiwan's elections, an AIT spokesman said in an attempt to refute former AIT official Richard Bush's earlier statement that Washington could do so in the 2016 presidential election.
Submarine Sales to Taiwan ‘Improbable’: US Council (2014-09-17) (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) The US Council on Foreign Relations commentary said any sale of subs to Taiwan would be too costly and that they are not an effective defensive capability.
US May Try to Sway Vote: Ex-AIT Head (2014-09-14) (Taipei Times, By William Lowther) Former American Institute in Taiwan chairman Richard Bush said that the US was likely to try to “influence” Taiwan’s 2016 presidential elections.
Academics Slam US Expert's Maritime Ideas (2014-09-14) (Taipei Times) US analysts called on Taiwan to base its territorial claims in the South China Sea on international law and emphasized the nation’s likely role as a “balancer” in the US’ “pivot” toward Asia.
Malaysia Risks Enraging China by Inviting U.S. Spy Flights (2014-09-14) (New York Times, By Jane Perlez) Malaysia’s reported invitation to the United States to fly spy planes out of East Malaysia on the southern rim of the South China Sea seems likely to intensify China’s anger at American surveillance of the strategic waterway and its disputed islands, analysts say.
Survey Ranks Cross-Strait Relationship (2014-09-16) (Taipei Times) Although respondents overall think Taiwan’s relationship with China is peaceful, they also think competition is rising across the Taiwan Strait.
Few in Taiwan Trust NSC Secretary-General (2014-09-12) (TISR) Despite President Ma Ying-jeou's recent statements expressing confidence in Secretary-General of the National Security Council King Pu-tsung (金溥聰), only 15.1 percent of Taiwanese trust the secretary-general, according to data from the latest Taiwan Mood Barometer Survey (in Chinese).
TSR Interview with Douglas Paal (2014-09-09) (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research's Kristian McGuire speaks with Douglas Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former director of the American Institute in Taiwan, about the current state of the East China Sea Peace Initiative, Taiwan's place in the United States' Asia strategy, and more in this TSR exclusive interview.
TSR Interview with Alan Romberg (2014-07-30) (Taiwan Security Research, By Kristian McGuire) Taiwan Security Research's Kristian McGuire speaks with Alan Romberg, distinguished fellow and director of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center, about the independence clause issue, the recent National Conference on Economic and Trade Affairs, and more in this TSR exclusive interview.