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PacNet #17A – “Cross-Strait Moderation and the United States” – A Response to Robert Sutter

In his recent article, "Cross-Strait Moderation and the United States – Policy Adjustment Needed" (PacNet #17, March 5, 2009) Robert Sutter has made the useful observation that changes occurring between the PRC and Taiwan may have significant implications for United States interests. Therefore, he argues, those changes must be clearly understood, not only by policy-makers but also the public, and, if necessary, Washington should study and take compensatory steps.