Online Lecture: “The Most Dangerous Place on Earth? Assessing the Risk of Conflict in the Taiwan Strait?”
ON-SITE/ONLINE: Zurich Taiwan Studies Lecture Series by Prof. Dr. Dirk Schmidt, on May 12, “The Most Dangerous Place on Earth? Assessing the Risk of Conflict in the Taiwan Strait?”
Many policy makers and analysts agree that the Taiwan Strait is the most likely contingency in a future US-China major conflict. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has once again brought this topic to the public attention with the widely shared concern “Could Taiwan be next?” Indeed, a massive Chinese military modernization program, the PRC’s overall military strategy focused on the Taiwan theatre and its recent military as well as diplomatic actions vis-à-vis Taiwan all highlight the potential for a military stand-off.
This lecture provides an overview of the most contentious issues, the drivers of conflict and possible forces of cooperation as well as the role of third-parties so as to establish indicators and variables that are most likely decisive in shaping the future of cross-strait relations.
Date: May 12,2022
Time: 18:00 to 20:00 (Zurich Time). (Im Anschluss: Apéro riche)
Location: Universität Zürich, Asien-Orient-Institut, Raum KOL G 217, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zürich.
Registration at: https://www.aoi.uzh.ch/de/institut/events/registration.html
Online on Microsoft Teams.
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