The Taiwan issue in Sino-American relations remains one of the most complex, controversial, and even dangerous policy dilemmas facing the United States in the post-Cold War period. In an era of growing nationalism on mainland China and Taiwan, tremendous strain is being placed on relations across the Taiwan Strait. As demonstrated by the 1996 Taiwa
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Preface -- American Values in U.S. China Policy -- Congressional Views of China and Taiwan -- U.S. Interests in China and Taiwan -- Strategy and Policy Under Bill Clinton -- U.S. Policy Toward China and Taiwan, 1949–1992 -- Clinton’s Policy Toward China and Taiwan: The Formative Years, 1993–1994 -- Clinton’s Policy Toward China and Taiwan: The Lee Teng-hui Visit and Repercussions -- Clinton’s Policy Toward China and Taiwan: The Military Crisis and Its Aftermath -- Conclusion: The Jiang-Clinton Summits and Beyond
Martin L. Lasater is a Non-Resident Scholar at the Atlantic Council of the United States in Washington, D.C. A specialist on Asia-Pacific security issues, he has written several books on Taiwan and China, the most recent being The Changing of the Guard: President Clinton and the Security of Taiwan (Westview, 1995).