Chen Yunlin, right, President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, shakes hands with Chiang Pin-kung, Chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation, during a meeting in Nanjing, China, 26 April 2009.
"Bridge over Troubled Water? Envisioning a China-Taiwan Peace Agreement"
Journal Article, International Security, volume 33, issue 4, pages 87-114
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Quarterly Journal: International Security
In Taiwan's 2008 presidential election, both candidates advocated signing a peace agreement with China, and Chinese leaders have also expressed interest in reaching such an agreement. Although substantial obstacles remain in the way of a cross-strait peace agreement, this increased interest on both sides of the Taiwan Strait suggests that a closer examination of an agreement's possible dimensions and consequences is warranted. This analysis considers what an agreement might look like, whether and how it might be effective in reducing the possibility of cross-strait military conflict, the relevant barriers to an agreement, and whether an agreement—if reached—would be likely to endure.
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