TAEF Research Series

Assessing Trends and Demand Signals for Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy and Building a US-Taiwan Coordination Mechanism

January 30th, 2023

In 2021, the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation worked with the Global Taiwan Institute to initiate a policy-focused exchange on Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy (NSP) and US strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region, resulting in a policy brief, Connecting Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy with US Strategy for the Indo-Pacific Region. This year, we are pleased to once again collaborate with the Global Taiwan Institute in Washington D.C. on this initiative.

This policy brief follows up on last year’s brief to assess the implementation of NSP initiatives, dynamics within Southeast Asia, and coordination with the US’s Indo-Pacific Strategy. Implementation of the NSP has been broadly successful in deepening ties between Taiwan and NSP countries, and future complementary bilateral US-Taiwan development assistance in Southeast Asia presents a unique opportunity to promote shared interests and values and shape a new regional framework.

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