Risking a nuclear conflict with China undermines the livelihood and prosperity of all. But such a choice can and should be avoided in the foreseeable future.
When it comes to Taiwan, America can only protect its interests if it commits in a transparent manner to a diplomatic resolution rather than a military one.
As Ukraine fights for sovereignty and territory, Taiwan is increasingly inspired to think more highly of its own self-defense.
Rather than helping Taiwan prepare for conventional defense by hitting targets in the Chinese mainland — a strategy that could further provoke the PRC while failing to match the PLA’s superior firepower — the United States should encourage Taiwan to develop its asymmetric capabilities.
Russia does not possess enough latent power to seek military entanglement, but it might not have to if the U.S. and China were to fight a long and costly war. Russia would be thrilled with a conflict that saps the strengths of both its largest competitors.
As tensions rise once again between China and the US over Taiwan, the Review is pleased to offer a special feature: two contrasting perspectives about the best strategy for America on the issue commonly described as the most likely to spark a great power war in the 21st century.