[T]he U.S. is no longer the global police defending democracy. Instead, it is a calculating and erratic businessperson.
China-U.S. relations have developed into all out confrontation, and there are no signs of a turnaround in the near future.
The U.S. has a population of 323 million, and 275 million guns in the hands of civilians.
Within the struggles around different issues and groups, there is no shortage of leaders who use hate and opposition to mobilize people.
A dangerous game is underway that could too easily escalate with disastrous consequences unless political leaders reconsider their actions.
It is imaginable that the U.S. would respond to a Chinese surprise attack in a timely manner, so the communist regime stands little chance of invading Taiwan.
Besides China’s constant threat to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and the two groups of political actors ... there is an external element, the strong voices from the international community mainly led by the U.S.
It is only under Trump that Americans are finally acknowledging the uneasy fact that the Chinese are not graven in their image.
U.S. warships have yet to visit Taiwan, as the U.S. does not want to upset China, which Beijing could interpret as a lack of U.S. willingness to protect Taiwan and move forward with invasion plans.