Regarding the Nov. 23 Outlook commentary “How Washington can counter the rise of Russia and China”:

It is clear that Washington and Beijing must find ways to cooperate on issues of mutual interest and avoid confrontation wherever possible. Because of its proximity to and knowledge of China, Taiwan is uniquely equipped to assist U.S. efforts to counter this distinct challenge. Rather than fearing possible damage to bilateral ties with China, the United States should take advantage of the benefits this important partnership can offer.

Taiwan is quietly carving out a role as a component of the region’s security architecture. Washington should take a close look at Taiwan’s role within the region and how it can cooperate on security matters.

Kent Wang, Potomac Falls

The writer is an advisory commissioner for the Overseas Community Affairs Council of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the United States.