On March 1st, 2022 the Center for Foreign Policy Studies hosted a discussion led by Alexis Turek on why Taiwan matters to the United States. Alexis Turek is a second year graduate student at the School of Diplomacy and provided an in-depth historical account of China’s relations to Taiwan while incorporating the role of the United State’s perspective. The discussion addresses a diversity of interests from international security, economic ties, and ideational relations between the United States and Taiwan.