Speeches & Commentary

Building Disaster Resilience Through Cross-Border Learning: Lessons for Taiwan and the Philippines

Taiwan’s 2024 Election Outcomes: Balancing Domestic Challenges and International Relations

This blog post originated from a recent discussion by Professor Syaru Shirley Lin in the Winston Lord Roundtable Series on Asia, the Rule of Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy, where she debriefed the recent Taiwan elections.

Political Compromise Key for Lai to Build Taiwan’s Resilience

Challenges facing island are too daunting to face without new consensus.

DPP Retains Power but with a Weaker Mandate

Syaru Shirley Lin and other Brookings scholars assess the Taiwan election results and what they mean for the island, cross-Strait relations, and the U.S.-China-Taiwan triangle in 2024 and beyond.

Taiwan’s Tightrope Has Become a Knife Edge

Complex domestic challenges mean Taiwan cannot afford becoming further weakened by the contest between China and the United States.

U.S.-China Faceoff Means Taiwan Needs Closer Links with Neighbors

Washington's decoupling push poses threat to island's resilience

Taiwan can lead only if it cultivates world-class talent

In this op-ed, Chair of CAPRI, Syaru Shirley Lin advocates for an inclusive approach that cultivates domestic talent and welcomes international professionals. In a world marked by rapid transformation, how should Taiwan transform into a dynamic and diverse talent pool?

Identifying and Addressing Taiwan’s Governance Challenges

Taiwan needs to be able to endure challenges of health, economy, and sustainability and emerge even more resilient. Taiwan needs interdisciplinary thinking, talent cultivation, and a more international mindset to accomplish this.

Taiwan: Is it Key to the Continuing World Order?

Taiwan is important to the world because it is an example of good democratic governance, more sustainable business, and improved quality of life that transcend the geopolitical challenges of our day.

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