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Global Taiwan Institute announces bipartisan task force on US-Taiwan relations

WASHINGTON, USA – The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) is pleased to announce the members of our Task Force on US-Taiwan Relations in the 21st Century. The bipartisan group of distinguished experts, policy practitioners, and academics will conduct an extensive study of the full scope of US-Taiwan relations over the coming months and make recommendations on how to strengthen this increasingly important and critical partnership.

“Now more than ever there is a need for a comprehensive review of the US relationship with Taiwan. Vladimir Putin’s brutal invasion of Ukraine has only highlighted the importance of strengthening our ties with Taiwan and ensuring that Taiwan remains a thriving democracy. I am honored to work with this distinguished group of experts on this critically important task,” ambassador (ret.) Robert C. O’Brien, 28th United States National Security Advisor and Task Force Chair

“We are deeply honored to bring together this esteemed group of policy experts and thought leaders for this crucial undertaking. With Ambassador O’Brien leading the way, I know that this task force will provide the expertise and experience necessary to strengthen the partnership between the United States and Taiwan,” Jennifer Hu, GTI co-founder and chair of the board of directors.

Task force members:

  • Robert C. O’Brien, Task Force Chair, Former US National Security Advisor
  • Carolyn Bartholomew, Commissioner, US-China Economic Security Review Commission
  • Elbridge Colby, Principal, The Marathon Initiative
  • Shihoko Goto, Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise and Deputy Director for the Asia Program, the Wilson Center
  • Jerrold Green, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Council on International Policy
  • Jamison Greer, Former Chief of Staff, Office of the US Trade Representative
  • Wallace (Chip) Gregson, Lt. Gen. USMC (ret.)
  • Allison Hooker, Former Deputy Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs
  • Shirley Kan, Independent specialist in Asian security affairs who worked for Congress and member of GTI’s Advisory Board
  • Keith Krach, Former Under Secretary of State and Chairman & Co-Founder, Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy
  • Derek Mitchell, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia Pacific Security Affairs
  • Shelley Rigger, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Political Science, Davidson College
  • Kurt Tong, Managing Partner, The Asia Group
  • Stephen Young, Ambassador (ret.)


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