Taiwan’s Role in the Breakout of the Taiwan Strait Crises: A Historical Perspective
There have been three serious crises in Taiwan: the first Taiwan Strait Crises in 1954-1955, the second in 1958 and the third in 1995-1996. It is well known that each Taiwan Strait Crises was, in essence, a domestic crisis occurring against a complicated international background. This paper examines the implications of the rule of Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo in Taiwan (1950-1988) on the Taiwan Strait Crises, especially the third crises after the Cold War and the potential of future crises.
Will the PLA Pledge Total Allegiance to Xi Jinping?
This article was originally posted on The National Interest’s website, you can find the article here. Xi’s resolute grip on the three most powerful positions in Chinese society has […]