2/8/24 Lyle Goldstein on Why He Thinks War Over Taiwan is Alarmingly Likely

by | Feb 16, 2024 | Interviews

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Lyle Goldstein returns to the show to talk about some concerning developments in the Pacific. Goldstein explains why he thinks violence breaking out over the island of Taiwan is a very real possibility in the next couple of years. He and Scott discuss the recent deployment of U.S. special forces to Taiwanese-controlled Islands right on China’s coast, the growing willingness among American foreign policy intellectuals to consider the deliberate use of nuclear weapons if it appears a Chinese invasion is underway and much more.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Taiwan’s defense boost: US advisers stationed for training” (TVBS)
  • “US Military Advisors Deployed to Taiwan-Controlled Islands on China’s Coast” (Antiwar.com)
  • “Deliberate nuclear use in a war over Taiwan: Scenarios and considerations for the United States” (Atlantic Council)

Lyle J. Goldstein is the Director of Asia Engagement at Defense Priorities. He is the author of Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry. Follow his work at The National Interest and on Twitter @lylegoldstein

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