Gary J. Schmitt
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A Win for Democracy
A Stunner in Taiwan

On the ground, among the remarkable crowds, there was nevertheless a sense of foreboding among some Taiwanese about how these elections would turn out.

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Bye Bye Beijing
Is China About to Lose Taiwan for Good?

If current projections hold, Beijing will be the big loser in Taiwan’s presidential election this Saturday—and the United States will have a golden opportunity.

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Memo to Germany
Merkel’s Split-the-Difference Strategy Isn’t Working

Transatlantic ties are fraying not just because of Trump, but because Berlin has not fully accepted its leadership role in Europe.

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Explainer
How the Framers Thought About Impeachment

The threat of impeachment being employed more often might just put some ballast back into our constitutional system.

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What's in a name?
“Neocon” as a Slur

In late June, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard asserted that “the neocons in the Trump Administration” were pushing the President to war. Here’s the thing, though: There are virtually no neocons in the Trump White House.

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Balance of Power
The Taiwan Relations Act at 40: It’s Time to Deepen Ties

The geostrategic rationale for keeping Taiwan at arms’ length no longer applies. We need to revisit the TRA not just in terms of security, but across economics, politics, and society as well.

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Clash of Rivals
The China Dream: Their Goals and Ours

Though the personalities of individual leaders have certainly intensified Sino-American competition, the expectation that China would become a “responsible stakeholder” in a U.S.-led global order was never realistic.

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