Asia Policy 19.2 (April 2024)
Asia Policy

Asia Policy 19.2
April 2024

April 30, 2024 The National Bureau of Asian Research ISSN 1559-2960

This issue of Asia Policy features two roundtables on cross–Taiwan strait complexities: one on strategies Asia’s middle powers may adopt in response to growing tensions across the strait, and one on the drivers of Taiwan’s own shifting political and social identities. The issue contains a special essay on the role that immigration plays in providing the United States a unique STEM talent advantage in tech competition with China. It includes articles on security cooperation between the United States, Japan, and Australia through the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue and on the evolving dynamics of China–North Korea bilateral arms trade. The issue concludes with a roundtable on Diego Fossati’s book Unity through Division: Political Islam, Representation and Democracy in Indonesia that discusses the reasons behind Indonesians’ increased satisfaction with their political system despite democratic backsliding.


The Taiwan Flashpoint and Asia’s Middle Powers

Brendan Taylor, Jade Guan, Michito Tsuruoka, Peter K. Lee, Peter J. Dean, Benjamin Ho, Hanh Nguyen, Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby, Alex Bristow, and Catherine Jones


Social and Political Identity in Taiwan: Implications for Taiwan’s Security

Nai-Yu Chen, Brian Hioe, Christina Lai, Lev Nachman, Hsin-I Cheng, Michael Mazza, and Rong Chen

Special Essay

The Immigration Advantage in the U.S.-China Strategic Contest for STEM Talent

Jeremy Neufeld


U.S.-Japan-Australia Trilateralism: The Inner Core of Regional Order Building and Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific

Thomas Wilkins


China–North Korea Arms Trade from the Perspective of Chinese Scholars

Jake Rinaldi

Book Review Roundtable

Diego Fossati’s Unity through Division: Political Islam, Representation and Democracy in Indonesia

Michael Buehler, Noory Okthariza, Djayadi Hanan, Sana Jaffrey, Leonard C. Sebastian, and Diego Fossati

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