Derek Grossman

Derek Grossman

Derek Grossman is a senior defence analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. He formerly served as the daily intelligence briefer to the assistant secretary of defence for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs at the Pentagon.

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Opinion | Why Taiwan can feel at ease with Joe Biden as US president

While Biden has historically not supported Taiwan’s independence, his voting record and statements on China, as well as his national security team, should reassure Taipei that the US will stand by the island.

16 Dec 2020 - 4:57AM

While Biden has historically not supported Taiwan’s independence, his voting record and statements on China, as well as his national security team, should reassure Taipei that the US will stand by the island.

Why Taiwan can feel at ease with Joe Biden as US president
Opinion | Why Taiwan should be wary about its growing bond with the US

Taipei must consider the possibility that Washington is using it as a pawn to frustrate Beijing. There is disturbing evidence that US President Donald Trump considers relations with Taiwan expendable in the context of a deal he could make with China.

21 Aug 2020 - 4:37AM

Taipei must consider the possibility that Washington is using it as a pawn to frustrate Beijing. There is disturbing evidence that US President Donald Trump considers relations with Taiwan expendable in the context of a deal he could make with China.

Why Taiwan should be wary about its growing bond with the US
Opinion | China should know that Hong Kong is not Macau, and neither is Taiwan

President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders need only look at the contrast between Hong Kong and Macau to see why ‘one country, two systems’ won’t work in Taiwan. The current, albeit ambiguous, cross-strait status quo is the best-case scenario for Beijing

26 Sep 2019 - 12:37PM

President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders need only look at the contrast between Hong Kong and Macau to see why ‘one country, two systems’ won’t work in Taiwan. The current, albeit ambiguous, cross-strait status quo is the best-case scenario for Beijing

China should know that Hong Kong is not Macau, and neither is Taiwan
US-Pakistan tensions offer China an opening, but could also present geopolitical liabilities

China can use the recent strain in the US-Pakistan relationship to promote a new model of international development, but must be wary of becoming the sole external power responsible for maintaining stability in the region

26 Feb 2018 - 9:03PM

China can use the recent strain in the US-Pakistan relationship to promote a new model of international development, but must be wary of becoming the sole external power responsible for maintaining stability in the region

US-Pakistan tensions offer China an opening, but could also present geopolitical liabilities