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Former AIT Chairman Richard Bush on US-Taiwan Relations

  • 08 July, 2023
The Strait Up Podcast
Richard Bush (Photo: Rti)

Well, today we have a very special guest indeed. My guest is none other than Richard Bush. Bush has had a long and storied career. Bush served as the chairman and managing director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the unofficial US embassy in Taiwan, from 1997-2002. He is currently a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for East Asia Policy Studies (CEAP) and the John L. Thornton China Center, both at Brookings Institution. Prior to his stint at AIT, he served as an advisor to a number of U.S. legislative and governmental bodies. Close followers of Taiwan-focused research are likely quite familiar with Mr. Bush. 

He has just co-authored a new book along with Ryan Hass and Bonnie Glaser titled, “U.S.-Taiwan Relations: Will China's Challenge Lead to a Crisis?” Richard was nice enough to come on my show to discuss the new book. We tackle many topics related to U.S.-Taiwan relations. It's my great pleasure to you this episode.