Kristian McGuire

Kristian McGuire is an independent, Washington-based research analyst and associate editor of Taiwan Security Research. His main research interests include US–Taiwan relations, cross-strait relations, and East Asian regional security. His work has appeared in The Diplomat, Newsweek,The Interpreter, Asia Times, and TSR Weekly Report. You can reach him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @KrisAMcGuire.
Kristian McGuire
Kristian McGuire is an independent, Washington-based research analyst and associate editor of Taiwan Security Research. His main research interests include US–Taiwan relations, cross-strait relations, and East Asian regional security. His work has appeared in The Diplomat, Newsweek,The Interpreter, Asia Times, and TSR Weekly Report. You can reach him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @KrisAMcGuire.

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Opinion | Donald Trump’s ‘conditional engagement’ of China is not new, nor will it change when he’s gone

The mercurial US president’s business background isn’t to blame for his growing list of contingencies in China talks. Rather, these conditions – from Hong Kong to North Korea and opioids – reflect core US interests and will outlast Trump.

30 Aug 2019 - 3:43AM

The mercurial US president’s business background isn’t to blame for his growing list of contingencies in China talks. Rather, these conditions – from Hong Kong to North Korea and opioids – reflect core US interests and will outlast Trump.

Donald Trump’s ‘conditional engagement’ of China is not new, nor will it change when he’s gone
How Donald Trump made being tough on China the new normal and why it’s here to stay

The US president has his finger on the pulse of growing American dissatisfaction with their country’s trade relationship with China, a sentiment particularly strong among voters in key swing states.

27 Sep 2018 - 4:26AM

The US president has his finger on the pulse of growing American dissatisfaction with their country’s trade relationship with China, a sentiment particularly strong among voters in key swing states.

How Donald Trump made being tough on China the new normal and why it’s here to stay
How North Korean denuclearisation would be good for China’s national security and global standing

If China has ambitions of playing a greater role on the global stage, it must use its influence to ensure that North Korea denuclearises.

5 Jul 2018 - 3:22AM

If China has ambitions of playing a greater role on the global stage, it must use its influence to ensure that North Korea denuclearises.

How North Korean denuclearisation would be good for China’s national security and global standing
Why North Korea’s summit threat may not be a bad thing

If Kim Jong-un’s regime has no intent to give up its nuclear arsenal, or if it wants a more gradual process, then it’s better to find out now than at his meeting with Trump.

22 May 2018 - 8:12PM

If Kim Jong-un’s regime has no intent to give up its nuclear arsenal, or if it wants a more gradual process, then it’s better to find out now than at his meeting with Trump.

Why North Korea’s summit threat may not be a bad thing
China, US and South Korea must harmonise their North Korea strategies, or risk being outplayed by Kim Jong-un 

If the nuclear crisis is to be resolved, Beijing, Washington and Seoul must demonstrate a unity of purpose when negotiating with the North Korean leader.

5 Apr 2018 - 9:56PM

If the nuclear crisis is to be resolved, Beijing, Washington and Seoul must demonstrate a unity of purpose when negotiating with the North Korean leader.

China, US and South Korea must harmonise their North Korea strategies, or risk being outplayed by Kim Jong-un