Policy Papers

The Road to Taiwan’s 2024 Presidential Election

December 14, 2023 Larry M. Wortzel American Foreign Policy Council

On January 13, 2024, the Republic of China, also known as “Nationalist China” and Taiwan, will hold its next presidential election. This will be the eighth direct election of a president in Taiwan, the first having been held in 1996. It will also be a contest that showcases the island’s changing identity politics, shifting political preferences, and potential security challenges. 

AFPC Iran Strategy Brief no. 14: How Israel Thinks About Iran’s Future

October 4, 2023 Ilan I. Berman

For Israel, the Islamic Republic of Iran represents both a cardinal security challenge and an existential danger. The country’s current clerical regime is estimated to be connected to some “80 percent” of the contemporary security problems confronting the Jewish state.[1] These include not only Iran’s increasingly mature nuclear program, but also its extensive sponsorship of extremist proxies throughout the Mideast, as well as the radical expansionist ideology that continues to animate the regime in Tehran.

China’s Space Ambitions

April 25, 2023 Namrata Goswami American Foreign Policy Council

Assessing China’s space program is vital to understanding how investments in space add to a country’s comprehensive national power.