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Taiwan: The Threat that the World Ignores

(Chinese anti-ship missiles like the YJ-18 are a threat to the U.S. Navy. Source: "Deutsche Welle.")

By: Richard Walker | DEUTSCHE WELLE |

In a new in-depth film [Deutsche Welle] lays bare the risks to [Taiwan’s] highly vulnerable and yet thriving society, and examines … three possible scenarios in detail: gradually chipping away at Taiwan’s stability via military and hybrid means; a sudden, Crimea-style annexation of outlying islands; and finally a full-scale invasion. … Ian Easton says that this last, most dangerous scenario could arise from internal turbulence in China. … “If you look at the internal situation in China at this moment, the economy has been affected by COVID-19 and also the very serious floods,” he said. “Under these kinds of circumstances, the Chinese authoritarian leaders may find Taiwan as a convenient scapegoat. Therefore Taiwan needs to be doubly concerned about a possible Chinese use of force against us.” …

We hope you enjoy watching Senior Director Ian Easton as he joined other leading Indo-Pacific security experts in Deutsche Welle’s recent documentary, “Taiwan: China’s Next Target?”.

(“Taiwan: China’s Next Target?”. Source: “Deutsche Welle.”)

Read the full article in Deutsche Welle.