January 19, 2020

Larus Comments on CNBC on Taiwan Presidential Elections

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, offered commentary January 10 on CNBC Asia’s Capital Connection on the 2020 Taiwan presidential election. Professor Larus indicated that incumbent Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen benefited from the Hong Kong protests and that she would likely be reelected. Dr. Larus projected that a second Tsai administration will continue to diversify Taiwan’s economy and distance itself from China, and that Beijing will put more heat on Taipei, bringing the U.S. into play.

Capital Connection is a television business news program aired every weekday on various CNBC channels around the world. It is broadcast live from Singapore. Access the commentary at:

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/01/10/taiwan-vote-will-have-a-big-impact-on-relations-with-us-and-china-expert.html

 

Larus Comments on Radio Free Asia on Taiwan Elections

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, was interviewed by Radio Free Asia on January 10 on the 2020 Taiwan presidential election. RFA is a private, nonprofit corporation that broadcasts news and information to listeners in Asian countries where the local media is often censored. In her commentary, Professor Larus indicated that if reelected, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will continue to distance Taipei from Beijing, and that Beijing will continue to heighten pressure on Taipei.

Listen to the broadcast here:
1月11日,台湾将进行第7次总统全民直选民主投票。台湾大选后,两岸、美台关系会发生什么变化?
https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/rc-01102020100909.html

Taiwan vote will have a big impact on relations with US and China: Expert (CNBC Asia’s Capital Connection )

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Larus Discusses the Road to the U.S. Democratic Nomination in LSE Commentary

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus offered commentary to the London School of Economics on the U.S. Democratic nomination:

“While impeachment is the talk of the town in Washington D.C., we are only months away from the first presidential primary contests. On the Democratic side, the current field is at a historically large 17 candidates, with two late entrants joining the field in recent weeks. While former Vice President Joe Biden has been the frontrunner for most of the year, the popularity of Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg show that there are cracks in his lead, which may continue grow in the lead-up to the Democratic convention.”

Read the complete commentary at

The directions we can expect from the US 2020 Democratic presidential nomination race.

Larus Comments on Hong Kong Protests and Taiwan Election

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus spoke to the South China Morning Post in an article on how the Hong Kong protests are impacting the Taiwanese elections. Larus said “that in most polls Tsai had a significant lead over Han, bolstered by young voters who supported the Hong Kong protesters. ‘The Tsai camp clearly has momentum, while Han appears to be stuck looking for the right message, which is much too late in the campaign cycle,’ she said.” Read more.

 

Larus Offers Dahlgren Lecture on China’s New Silk Road

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, offered a National Security Lecture on China’s New Silk Road to JWACS engineers at the UMW Dahlgren campus on October 23. Dr. Larus claimed that China is building the New Silk Road to expand its commercial and political influence and to have a more prominent status and role in global affairs. Some observers of the project see it as an effort to remake the global balance of power, and as the costs of many of the proposed projects have skyrocketed, opposition has grown in some participant countries.

Larus interviewed by CNBC Asia on Upcoming Taiwan Presidential Election

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, indicated October 9 on CNBC Asia Squawk Box that unrest in Hong Kong has given Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen a boost in her reelection bid. Dr. Larus claimed that the Hong Kong protests have widened the race between the incumbent Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive party (DPP) and the Nationalist Party’s (KMT) candidate and mayor of Kaohsiung city Han Kuo-yu. Larus predicted that Tsai is likely to win re-election in the January 2020 race, and that China-Taiwan relations would continue to be chilly well into Tsai’s second term.

View part of the interview at:

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/10/10/hong-kongs-unrest-has-given-taiwans-president-a-boost-professor.html

Larus Interviewed by Indus News on U.S.-China Trade Talks

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, offered analysis on U.S.-China trade talks to the Indus News program  News Wire with Ayza Omar on October 9. Indus News is an English language Pakistani international news channel. Professor Larus indicated that she did not foresee any breakthroughs in the talks that week in Washington. She indicated that expectations for any agreement on trade were low because Beijing is unwilling to accommodate U.S. demands for structural changes to China’s economic development strategy. She also indicated that the heart of the matter isn’t closing the trade gap but a race for technological supremacy. Whoever controls 5G will be the next world leader.

Her interview begins at 30 minutes into the program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yenoA4c64TI

Hong Kong protests have ‘given a bounce to Tsai Ing-wen’ in Taiwan, says professor (CNBC)