Ali Wyne joins host Arif Rafiq to discuss the risks of a U.S.-China war over Taiwan and the broader challenge of managing a rising China.
Taiwan’s election has presented a familiar victory with the return of the DPP and a fundamental shift in the political landscape with the rise of the TPP.
Pro-independence candidate Lai Ching-te wins Taiwan’s presidential race, potentially setting the stage for more aggressive behavior by China.
Taiwan’s presidential elections this Saturday will be a three-way race between Lai Ching-te (DPP), Hou Yu-ih (KMT), and Ko Wen-je (TPP).
As China’s economy slows, Xi Jinping and the CCP increasingly rely on nationalism to secure their legitimacy.
If Taiwan’s pro-independence DPP stays in power, Chinese leader Xi Jinping may feel he has no choice but to force the issue of reunification.
China is increasingly preparing for a possible conflict with the United States over Taiwan, though it likely seeks to avoid a full-blown war.
The scale and stakes of national elections taking place in 2024 make this the most important election year in world history.
Taiwan’s elections center on managing cross-strait relations with China, amid concerns of Beijing’s influence.
A Vivek Ramaswamy foreign policy would undermine fundamental U.S. alliances and reward non-allies like India and Russia.