Taiwan

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.

  • Commercial Book

    Commercial Book

    Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences

    Using both a quantitative model and qualitative country studies, this work analyzes the experiences of China, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Korea in moving toward both marketization and democracy.

    Jan 1, 1999

  • Report

    Report

    Taiwan's National Security, Defense Policy, and Weapons Procurement Processes

    Examines Taiwan's national security decisionmaking structure and process and the primary factors guiding its defense strategy, force structure, and military procurement decisions.

    Jan 1, 1999

  • Report

    Report

    China's Taiwan strategy : a point of no return?

    China's Taiwan strategy : a point of no return?

    Jan 1, 1996

  • Report

    Report

    Long-Term Economic and Military Trends 1994-2015: The United States and Asia

    Key economic and military trends in China, Taiwan, the United States, Japan, Korea, and India will likely indicate the future of Asia's security environment.

    Jan 1, 1995

  • Report

    Report

    Change in Taiwan and Potential Adversity in the Strait

    For more than 40 years, the China-Taiwan conflict has effectively institutionalized the outcome of China's 1945-49 civil war.

    Jan 1, 1995

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Taiwan on a Tightrope

    Powerful domestic changes have driven Taiwanese leaders to walk a narrow and perilous path between confrontation and conciliation with China.

    Jan 1, 1995

  • Report

    Report

    The Lessons of East Asian Development and Alternative Development Strategies for Hainan

    Examines the development experiences of South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to derive lessons that may aid in designing development strategies relevant to Hainan's policy decisions.

    Jan 1, 1991

  • Report

    Report

    Long-Term Economic and Military Trends, 1950-2010

    This Note presents estimates of certain key economic and military trends for the period 1950-2010 for 15 countries (the United States, the Soviet Union, Japan, China, West Germany, the United Kingdom, France, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Egypt...

    Jan 1, 1989

  • Report

    Report

    China and Taiwan in 1988

    Adapted from contributions to the Britannica Book of the Year--1989, this essay presents overviews of the political, social, and economic climates in China and Taiwan in 1988. The reform programs of the Chinese leadership encountered major problems a...

    Jan 1, 1989

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    Report

    China and Taiwan in 1987

    This paper is adapted from essays written for the Britannica Book of the Year-1988. In it, the author reviews key political, economic, and foreign policy developments in China and Taiwan during 1987.

    Jan 1, 1988

  • Report

    Report

    China and Taiwan in 1986

    This paper is adapted from essays written for the Britannica Book of the Year--1987. In it, the author reviews key political, economic, and foreign policy developments in China and Taiwan during 1986. In the case of China, he notes that continuing de...

    Jan 1, 1987

  • Report

    Report

    China and Taiwan in 1984

    This paper is adapted from essays written for the Britannica Book of the Year--1985. In it, the author reviews key political, economic, and foreign policy developments in China and Taiwan during 1984. In the case of China, he notes its effort to incr...

    Jan 1, 1986

  • Report

    Report

    China and Taiwan in 1985

    This paper is adapted from essays written for the Britannica Book of the Year--1986. In it, the author reviews key political, economic, and foreign policy developments in China and Taiwan during 1985. In the case of China, he notes its continued purs...

    Jan 1, 1986

  • Report

    Report

    Taiwan Developments and Their Implications for U.S.-PRC Relations

    Assesses how people in Taiwan have reacted to their evolving circumstances in recent years - specifically, to derecognition by the United States and the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China ...

    Jan 1, 1984

  • Report

    Report

    China and Taiwan in 1983

    This paper is adapted from essays that will appear in the Britannica Book of the Year--1984. It discusses domestic affairs, economic affairs, and foreign affairs in China during 1983 and political and economic affairs on the island of Taiwan during 1...

    Jan 1, 1983

  • Report

    Report

    The sale of FX aircraft to Taiwan

    The Reagan Administration on January 11, 1982, announced its decision to deny the Nationalist Government of China's request for aircraft superior to the F-5E Tiger. Instead, the United States granted permission to the Northrop Corporation to extend ...

    Jan 1, 1982

  • Report

    Report

    Economic development and the "old" international order

    Addresses the issue of the remarkable record of a small number of less-developed countries (the so-called Newly Industrialized Countries--especially Korea, Brazil, Taiwan, and Singapore) in realizing sustained economic development in the past decade....

    Jan 1, 1980

  • Report

    Report

    The People's Republic of China in a proliferated world

    Assesses the probabilities that Japan, Taiwan or South Korea might develop nuclear weapons, and what the consequences of proliferation might be for the People's Republic of China (PRC). The possibility that any of these states might embark on a nucle...

    Jan 1, 1979

  • Report

    Report

    China policy and America's public debate: ten arguments in search of normalized U.S.-PRC relations

    As of 1978, leaders in Washington and Peking face the choice of either moving toward future cooperation and defusing the dispute over Taiwan by political means, or through inaction dissipating the policy of normalizing relations which was initiated i...

    Jan 1, 1977

  • Report

    Report

    The Political Environment on Taiwan.

    An examination of the political framework within which foreign businessmen must operate on Taiwan. Divided into three parts, the paper discusses: (1) Relevant aspects of Chinese political heritage and its importance in understanding the role of gov...

    Jan 1, 1975