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Murrett Discusses Biden’s Comments on Defending Taiwan in Newsweek

June 1, 2022


Robert B. Murrett

Robert B. Murrett

President Joe Biden said last week that the U.S. would intervene militarily if China attempts to take Taiwan by force, a warning that would mark a major shift in U.S. foreign policy. The White House quickly downplayed Biden's comments,  insisting there has been no change in U.S. policy. 

Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says he "would not say that there is a divide between Biden and his administration—and would say that this is deliberate messaging."

"One of the things that people have found attractive about Joe Biden for many years now is his tendency to tell folks what he really thinks," Murrett says.

Read more in the Newsweek article, "On Taiwan, Biden's China Actions Speak Louder Than His Gaffes."

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