October 1, 2012 Commentary & Reports

Report: The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap

Report: The Looming Taiwan Fighter Gap (Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2012) Edited by Lotta Danielsson Released at the 2012 US-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference Published by the US-Taiwan Business Council Foreword The US-Taiwan Business Council is committed to providing our members and the broader policy-making community with political, economic, and strategic insight into American interests in […]

July 18, 2012 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Signing of an LOA to Upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Fighters

Commentary: Signing of an LOA to Upgrade Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Fighters (Arlington, Virginia, July 18, 2012) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council congratulates the governments of the United States and Taiwan on their recent signing of a US$3.8 billion Letter of Offer & Acceptance (LOA) to upgrade Taiwan’s 145 F-16 A/B fighters. This […]

April 17, 2012 Commentary & Reports

Report: Chinese Reactions to Taiwan Arms Sales

Report: Chinese Reactions to Taiwan Arms Sales (Arlington, Virginia, April 17, 2012) Report by Rupert Hammond-Chambers and Randall Schriver Edited by Lotta Danielsson Published by the US-Taiwan Business Council and the Project 2049 Institute Foreword Ensuring Taiwan’s national security is fundamentally in the interest of the U.S. Any effort to determine the future of Taiwan […]

January 15, 2012 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Taiwan Election Results 2012

Commentary: Taiwan Election Results: President Ma Wins a Second Term (Arlington, Virginia, January 15, 2012) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Yesterday, January 14, Taiwan held its presidential and legislative elections. President Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang (KMT) won a second term in office with 51.6% of the total vote, out-dueling his principal opponent Tsai Ing-wen of […]

January 5, 2012 Commentary & Reports

President’s Report: The US-Taiwan Business Council & U.S.-Taiwan Relations 2011

President’s Report: The US-Taiwan Business Council & U.S.-Taiwan Relations 2011 (Arlington, Virginia, January 5, 2012) Report by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The Taiwan Political Environment In the lead-up to the January 14, 2012 presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan, the campaigning has been intense and rhetoric-prone. However, at least by Taiwan standards it has been a relatively […]

October 27, 2011 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: AIA Report Underscores Importance of F-16C/D Sale to Taiwan

Commentary: Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Report Underscores Importance of F-16C/D Sale to Taiwan (Arlington, Virginia, October 27, 2011) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers In an important new report on behalf of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), economist Dr. Stephen Fuller at George Mason University concludes that the U.S. economy is at risk of losing over […]

September 21, 2011 Commentary & Reports

Commentary: Obama Administration Notifies Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Upgrade Program To Congress

Commentary: The Obama Administration Notifies Taiwan’s F-16 A/B Upgrade Program To Congress Where Are The F-16 C/Ds? (Arlington, Virginia, September 21, 2011) Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council welcomes the news that the Obama Administration will proceed with a commitment to upgrade Taiwan’s present inventory of F-16 A/Bs at a possible cost of […]

March 1, 2011 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: The American Defense Commitment to Taiwan Continues to Deteriorate

Special Commentary: The American Defense Commitment to Taiwan Continues to Deteriorate (Arlington, Virginia, March 1, 2011) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Introduction America’s security relationship with Taiwan is both multi-tiered and comprehensive, and reaches far beyond arms sales to include myriad defense services and exchanges. Such military-to-military networking is vital to Taiwan’s ability to keep […]

May 11, 2010 Commentary & Reports

Report: “The Balance of Air Power in the Taiwan Strait”

Report: “The Balance of Air Power in the Taiwan Strait” (Arlington, Virginia, May 11, 2010) Report by Rupert Hammond-Chambers Edited by Lotta Danielsson Published by the US-Taiwan Business Council Introduction The relationship between Taiwan and China, and the ongoing broadening and expansion of cross-Strait dialogue, has given further impetus for Taiwan to maintain a strong […]

January 29, 2010 Commentary & Reports

Special Commentary: Congressional Notification of Arms Sales to Taiwan 2010

Special Commentary: Congressional Notification of Sales to Taiwan 2010 (Arlington, Virginia, January 29, 2010) Special Commentary by Rupert Hammond-Chambers The US-Taiwan Business Council today welcomed the Obama Administration’s decision to notify Congress of the following arms sales programs for Taiwan, with a total value of US$6.392 billion: • 114 PATRIOT Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missiles, 3 […]