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What is Taiwan’s evolving place in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world? Will Taiwan continue to claim the mantle of the world’s leading semiconductor producer? What does the future relationship look like between Washington and Taipei?

These are the pressing questions that our scholars at the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia work every day to answer. Explore the events, research, and commentary below to learn more about our work.


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Webinar: The Implications of Taiwan’s Presidential Election

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Webinar: The Implications of Taiwan’s Presidential Election

The Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia hosted a webinar on Taiwan’s recent presidential election, which earlier that month saw the Democratic Progressive Party’s Lai Ching-te capture the presidency.

Semiconductors and Geopolitics Symposium: The Future of the Global Semiconductor Industry
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Semiconductors and Geopolitics Symposium: The Future of the Global Semiconductor Industry

On Monday, September 11, 2023, the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at Harvard Kennedy School hosted leading academics and experts focused on the semiconductor industry for a full-day symposium to discuss challenges and opportunities in this critical sector.

Can the US Regain the Lead in the Microchip Race?
Computer chips reflect a rainbow of light

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Can the US Regain the Lead in the Microchip Race?

President Biden hopes the passage of the CHIPS Act will jumpstart American microchip production. But as Jason Hsu explains, subsidies will only go so far in the global competition to gain dominance in the semiconductor industry. 

Taiwan: A Risk Analysis Through the Lens of Hong Kong
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Policy Brief

Taiwan: A Risk Analysis Through the Lens of Hong Kong

This paper aims to provide an overall risk analysis of the Taiwan Strait situation by using Hong Kong’s experience over the past three decades as a point of comparison.