Frictions between friends: U.S. policy and Taiwan's United Nations campaign
This study discusses Taiwan's representation in the United Nations, examines various considerations that may have prompted the administration of President Chen Shui-bian to adopt a new strategy to gain entry to the global body and explains why the US opposed the move. The author suggests that, rather than playing the role of an active combatant in this fractious quarrel - a dispute that could conceivably spin out of control - Washington ought to use quiet diplomacy to seek out -ways to defuse the UN controversy. There remains a chance that the global community might successfully cobble together some sort of a "win-win-win" formula whereby Taipei may participate in inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) in a capacity that is acceptable to Washington, Taipei and Beijing.
Chen Shui-bian, China, Domestic politics, Foreign policy, International organizations, Referendum, Taiwan, United Nations, United States
Hickey, Dennis V. "Friction Between Friends: US Policy and Taiwan's United Nations Campaign." Tamkang Journal of International Affairs 11 (2008): 1-30.
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