Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Is the Taiwan Strait Still a Flash Point? Rethinking the Prospects for Armed Conflict between China and Taiwan

    Author:
  • Scott L. Kastner
| Winter 2015/16

Summary

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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For Academic Citation: Scott L. Kastner. Is the Taiwan Strait Still a Flash Point? Rethinking the Prospects for Armed Conflict between China and Taiwan.” Quarterly Journal: International Security, vol. 40. no. 3. (Winter 2015/16):
54–92
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