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Voice for CHOICE #21: Lessons for Taiwan from the War in Ukraine with Tetsuo Kotani

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, many have tried to draw a parallel between Ukraine and Taiwan. While it is true that both countries are threatened by a great power in their immediate neighborhood, there are stark differences between their geographic positions as well as the larger geopolitical context. Despite significant differences between the two countries, there are a few lessons that can be learned from the conflict for the Taiwanese. Heightened tensions between China and Taiwan also have profound implications for Japan’s security environment and influence Sino-Japanese relations. Finally, the developments in the Taiwan Strait coupled with Sino-Russian partnership without limits also present an opportunity to explore new avenues for Japan-Europe security cooperation.

This month’s guest:

  • Tetsuo Kotani, Professor, Meikai University and Senior Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Japan

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Kara Němečková


Kara Němečková is the PR Manager of CHOICE at the Association for International Affairs (AMO).