On August 4, 2022, the US-Taiwan Business Council co-hosted an event with The Heritage Foundation. The event was called “A Matter of Survival: The Future of Taiwan Arms Sales.”

The U.S. is Taiwan’s lifeline, not least because it is the only nation in the world that dares to sell it arms. In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and concern about Taiwan’s central node in global supply chains, these sales have assumed renewed and intense attention. Virtually everyone in Washington agrees Taiwan’s security is important to the U.S. Differences, however, have peaked over how best to protect it. At this event we discussed the best way forward.

Hosted by:

Walter Lohman
Director, Asian Studies Center
The Heritage Foundation

Rupert Hammond-Chambers
US-Taiwan Business Council


General John M. “Jack” Keane
United States Army (Retired)

Lara Crouch
Senior Professional Staff
Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Dean Cheng
Senior Research Fellow
Asian Studies Center
The Heritage Foundation

The Council thanks the Heritage Foundation for their partnership on this event, and look forward to working together again in the future.