◎ Trump should demonstrate the same vision of the national interest with China as he has displayed on Iran.
◎ Washington’s view of its security partnership with Taiwan has evolved.
◎ The course of action Trump chooses will have broad implications for the future of U.S.-China relations, and for the security and confidence of Taiwan.
◎ Wang Liqiang’s exposing of the CCP’s plans to interfere in the 2020 Taiwan presidential election will likely have a huge impact on the election.
◎ After the tragic Syria mistake, Washington cannot afford strategic ambiguity on Taiwan or any other place in Asia that is threatened by China or North Korea.
◎ Now it is time for Beijing to advance its thinking and face reality.
◎ President Trump, still addressing the consequences of the earlier unconsummated events, faces a new situation as the people of Hong Kong defy Beijing’s further erosion of their guaranteed rights of limited self-government.
◎ Consistency and constancy in support of both America’s national interest and the rules-based international order have been in short supply over the past decade or more.
◎ As tensions rise in this new quasi-cold war period, the Coast Guard is edging closer to a continuing wartime relationship with the Navy.
◎ The China threat toward Taiwan has to be confronted at some point.