Taiwan became the primary stronghold of the Republic of China following the Communist party's rise in mainland China in 1949. RAND has analyzed shifts in U.S. diplomatic and military policy toward Taiwan and the People's Republic of China (PRC) over the decades and, in recent years, has examined Taiwan's rapid economic development, gradual political liberalization, and efforts to achieve independence from the PRC.
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Center for Asia Pacific Policy;
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RAND National Security Research Division
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A new approach to evaluating the effectiveness of family planning programs in reducing birth rates. A predictive model incorporates demographic and economic statistics to analyze the relationships between birth rate and various environmental determi...
This paper proposes a method for answering the question: For a given level of effort, which of the many alternative family planning programs appears preferable? The approach here is to develop a predictive model of human fertility, from which one m...
A survey of U.S. security interests in Southeast Asia over the next decade.
The text of an interview for Japan's [The] [Kokubo], predicting some effects from President Johnson's announcements of the bombing cessation and his withdrawal from the presidential race: (1) reduced political schism in the United States; ...
Political, economic, social, and international developments in Nationalist China during 1965 and 1966. Preoccupation with return to the Mainland continues, accompanied by frustration with the U.S. attitude toward Nationalist Chinese plans. Seeking ...
A survey of Nationalist China's current attitudes toward the recovery of the Chinese Mainland. The Nationalist Chinese government apparently sees the possibility of a dramatic change in leadership in Peking that could evolve into a breakup of centra...
A review of Taiwan's domestic politics and international relations during 1966. The political implications of the fourth general election, developments in the economy, and Taiwan's relations with its Asian neighbors are discussed. 13 pp....
Presents a comprehensive and detailed account of the 1958 military action between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China over the offshore island of Quemoy and describes the U.S. role in the crisis.
A review of China's 1964 attitudes toward her Asian neighbors.
Adjunct Senior Political Scientist
Ph.D. in international relations, Princeton University; M.A. in history (Chinese studies), University of California, San Diego; B.S. in physics, Harvey Mudd College
Associate Political Scientist
B.A. in international relations, Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D. in political science, Columbia University