July 4, 2020

Larus Comments on Indus News on U.S. Arms Sales to Taiwan

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, commented on pending torpedo sales to Taiwan. Dr. Larus explained that the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act legally obligates the United States to sell arms to Taiwan to defend itself against military threat. The torpedo sales, announced on the day of Tsai Ing-wen’s presidential inauguration, sends a political signal that the United States is upholding a longstanding commitment to a democratic ally.

Larus’ commentary begins at 16 minutes into the program at https://youtu.be/X4bvwmP1OFw.