Mike Pompeo and Taiwan


#1

What does his appointment mean for us? My how times have changed, nu? I was hoping for Bolton.


#2

I don’t know, man. Bolton seems like a rather odd choice to me.


#3

Silly moo. He means Emily Bolton.


#4

Now that’s an SOS I could get behind!


#5

In regard to the OP’s question:


#6

He gonna land on dem Spratly islands and fuck shit up.


#7

While this article from The Diplomat (penned in December!) focuses on the impact of Pompeo as SOS to SE Asia, it provides clues for Taiwan. Pompeo is an old school hawk - in theory that should favor Taiwan going forward. Expect a tougher line on China’s moves to dominate the South China Sea.