by Bonnie S. Glaser et al.
31 May 2022

Whether evidenced through high voter turnout or a vibrant civil society, Taiwanese are incredibly enthusiastic about their democracy and protecting their political freedoms. The government embraces this. For example, it was the first participant in the Biden administration’s Summit for Democracy to submit its Year of Action follow-up plan. At a time when citizens of many countries are frustrated with their democracy, Taiwan’s enthusiasm and story provides a much-needed shot in the arm for democracy.

As the United States ramps up its support for Taiwan—whether by backing its World Health Organization observership campaign or the numerous congressional delegations that have traveled to the island—government agencies, Congress, and their partners need to further integrate Taiwan into democracy promotion efforts. Below are three ways to do so.

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