US health secretary Alex Azar waves before leaving Taiwan from Taipei Songshan Airport on August 12. Photo: EPA-EFE/Handout
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
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.