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Security Implications of Taiwan’s Presidential Election of March 2008

Shirley Kan

Security Implications of Taiwan’s Presidential Election of March 2008

Taiwan’s presidential election of March 22, 2008 indicates a reduction in future cross-strait tension, as winner Ma Ying-jeou is less provocative toward Beijing than Chen Shui-bian has been. The near-term outlook for Taiwan’s future is positive for stability and in policymaking on defense. However...