Locals on a warehouse rooftop display the national flag while watching Taiwan fighter jets practice emergency landing drills, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in Chiayi, central Taiwan.
"Is the Taiwan Strait Still a Flash Point? Rethinking the Prospects for Armed Conflict between China and Taiwan"
Journal Article, International Security, volume 40, issue 3, page 54–92
Author: Scott L. Kastner
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Quarterly Journal: International Security
Since 2008, tensions between China and Taiwan have decreased significantly. Is the risk of cross-strait conflict likely to remain low? There are reasons for optimism: economic ties between the two states are increasing; China’s growing military strength is still offset by the U.S. commitment to Taiwan; and Taiwanese remain pragmatic regarding Taiwan’s sovereignty.
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