America Needs an Entirely New Foreign Policy for the Trump Age
The bipartisan consensus is broken. And Democrats do their voters and their country a disservice by wedding themselves to GOP hawks.
By Peter Beinart
Sept. 16, 2018
Taiwan is the most dangerous example of American foreign-policy insolvency in the world. The 1979 Taiwan Relations Act, signed when China’s economy was smaller than Spain’s, commits the U.S. “to maintain the capacity of the United States to resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security, or the social or economic system, of the people on Taiwan.” As Hofstra University’s Julian Ku has observed, the language is almost as strong as the language in America’s treaties with Japan, South Korea, and Australia.
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