U.S. Navy warship transits Taiwan Strait for first time under Joe Biden
- February 4, 2021
- Lev Nachman, poli sci, Newsweek, Feb. 4, 2021
The presence of USS John S. McCain was the new administration's way of telling Taiwan
that the U.S. "has not forgotten and still has a vested interest in what's happening
in this part of the world," UC Irvine [social sciences] PhD candidate Lev Nachman
told Newsweek. Recent naval deployments to the region and U.S.-Taiwan trade talks
scheduled for Friday all show what Biden's initial foreign policy agenda is likely
to be in the complex trilateral relationship between Washington, Taipei and Beijing,
said Nachman, currently a visiting scholar at National Taiwan University in Taipei.
For the full story, please visit https://www.newsweek.com/u-s-navy-warship-transits-taiwan-strait-first-time-under-joe-biden-1566715.