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Strait Talk

United States-Taiwan Relations and the Crisis with China

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$28.50 • £22.95 • €25.50

ISBN 9780674060524

Publication Date: 03/18/2011


404 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 illustrations, 1 map


  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Landscape and Memory
  • In the Context of the Cold War
    • 1. The Origins of Strategic Ambiguity
  • Détente
    • 2. Taiwan Expendable?
    • 3. Survival
  • Ford’s Tribulations
    • 4. Collapse and Reprieve
  • Moral Imperatives; Military Challenges
    • 5. Derecognition
    • 6. Final Act
    • 7. The Taiwan Relations Act
  • Recognizing Your Friends and Enemies
    • 8. The Reagan Difference
    • 9. American Assurances
  • The End of the Cold War
    • 10. Shifting Ground
  • Search for a New World Order
    • 11. Change and Continuity
    • 12. Taiwan Strait Crisis
    • 13. Setting the Record Straight
  • War against Terrorism
    • 14. The Influence of Democracy
  • Conclusion: The Uses of Adversity
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Interviews
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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