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 


© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766