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Taiwan Needs U.S. Help on Energy Security

Thomas Duesterberg and Abby Fu explain why the U.S. needs to help Taiwan bolster its energy security in RealClearEnergy.

The C3 Take
  • As China increases its aggression toward Taiwan, the U.S. and its allies should actively look for ways to deter China and bolster Taiwan’s energy security.
  • Taiwan is heavily reliant on imports to meet its energy needs.
  • By making it easier to produce domestic oil and gas, the U.S. can more readily supply Taiwan with secure and affordable energy.
  • America can also cut into China’s global influence by investing in other nations and expanding economic freedom.

“The U.S., preferably working with its close allies in East Asia, can enhance Taiwan’s ability to maintain energy security and independence by blunting the ability of China (or its ally Russia) to pressure the island with blockades or otherwise weaken its access to energy supplies.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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