THE TAIWAN LOBBY

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The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) has become a salient talking point as foreign interference has attracted increasing levels of scrutiny in the U.S. The law, enacted in 1938 in response to Nazi propagandists in the U.S. prior to World War II, is meant to increase transparency of the work agents of foreign powers are doing in the U.S. Historically however, FARA has largely been under-enforced, leaving the public in the dark as to how foreign operations affect U.S. policy and opinions. While China and Russia receive the brunt of attention when it comes to foreign influence activities, the influence operations of places like Taiwan, often fly under the radar due to their traditionally friendly relations with the U.S.

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