Taiwan holds all the chips in US–China tech showdown
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei in August 2022 touched on the island’s sovereignty — a controversial, historical ‘red line’ in China’s foreign relations. The visit resurfaced numerous unresolved issues between the United States and China with modern-day technological competition at its centre.
Both China and the United States have directly involved the island’s semiconductor industry in this latest ‘Taiwan crisis’. China retaliated by imposing tariffs on sand exports to Taiwan to restrict a core chip production component and send a political message to President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration.
ISDP Annual Report 2023
ISDP’s Annual Report for the year 2023. We look back on 2023, a year in which tensions and conflicts captured the strategic space in ISDP’s focus areas, making headlines around […]
Kinas Stormaktsambitioner, Frihandel och Försörjningskedjor (China’s Great Power Ambitions, Free Trade and Supply Chains).
The chapter explores China’s growing international engagement and changing perceptions, discussing how Beijing’s trade priorities and supply chains affect Europe. It subsequently addresses Beijing’s authoritarian tendencies over the past decade […]
EU-Taiwan Semiconductor Cooperation: Lopsided Priorities?
Abstract: The European Union (EU) seeks de facto closer cooperation on chip production with Taiwan. This was underlined during Foreign Minister Joseph Wu’s Europe Tour in 2021 and by a […]
Sino-Russian Relations, From Where – To Where
Since 1949, relations between the Soviet Union/Russia and China have been oscillating between formal military alliances and military border clashes. In the early phases, the cooperation was beneficial for both […]
An Interview with Professor Torbjörn Lodén: EU and U.S. Relations with China in Retrospect and Looking Ahead
The Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP) has for the past three years had the honor and privilege of Professor Torbjörn Lodén serving as its Head of the Stockholm […]