Taiwan, Trump and a Telephone: How a Simple Act Called Out a Contradiction in U.S. Diplomacy
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen speaks with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Despite commentators' speculation, it is very unlikely that either Tsai or Trump made the call without giving it careful consideration first.
With his characteristic bluntness, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has, at least briefly, wiped away some diplomatic niceties and sent China a clear message: If Beijing wants to sit at the grown-ups' table, it will have to act like an adult....
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