By 2050, the Indo-Pacific is expected to represent more than half of the global economy. The Trump Administration has sought to redefine its relationship with the Indo-Pacific, part of a broader shift led by the United States and its allies to focus on the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. This strategy has emphasized new opportunities within the region, including trade, security, diplomacy, and more. As the Indo-Pacific further develops as a political, security, and economic center of the world, Taiwan has a strategic opportunity to expand its business and political ties with rising regional states.
On January 4th, Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower hosted a discussion to examine the intersection of these interests, Taiwan’s current activities in the region, and ways to expand Taiwan’s cooperation with these states—all in the context of the US Indo-Pacific Strategy. Jamie Fly, Ashley Tellis, and Hudson Senior Fellow Eric Brown discussed Taiwan and the American strategy for the Indo-Pacific. Hudson Senior Fellow Seth Cropsey moderated the conversation.