Win the Trade War with China to Deter a Real War

President Trump just took the latest escalatory move in a trade war the United States and China are vigorously waging as either a proxy for a shooting war, or a run-up to one. The outcome of the trade confrontation, and the lessons it teaches, will greatly influence the likelihood of actual conflict in the future. It is essential …

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The ‘Taiwan Card’ and its Role in US-China Relations

By Joseph Bosco  When two U.S. Navy destroyers passed through the international waters of the Taiwan Strait in early July, the head of China’s Taiwan affairs office accused Washington of “playing the Taiwan card.” At the end of August, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen made “stopover” visits to Los Angeles and Houston on her way to …

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Trump Must Set ‘America Firm’ Course with China to Protect Taiwan and US Interests

By Joseph Bosco China scholars and policy practitioners increasingly are accepting a painful and long-denied reality: four decades of Western engagement have failed to induce critical changes in the domestic and foreign policies of the Chinese Communist Party. But the experts still avoid facing the logical follow-on reality: Sustainable peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific …

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China’s Wealth Lures Nations to Shun Taiwan, Ignore Persecutions

By Joseph Bosco The People’s Republic of China has successfully defied the international order and is relentlessly remaking it in its own mold. Nothing demonstrates that dangerous reality more vividly, or sadly, than continued global regressions in the cause of human rights and democracy. It once was hoped that engaging China’s communist regime, and welcoming it …

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