Is China preparing to invade Taiwan? The time may be opportune, but the overall situation is not

Jyrki Kallio
Content Type
Working Paper
Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Speculation is rife that China could take advantage of the potential confusion during the US presidential election and invade Taiwan. Although China has never relinquished the military option for resolving the Taiwan issue, there are sound reasons to downplay the risk of a military confrontation at the present time.
War, Military Strategy, Elections, Conflict
Political Geography
United States, China, Taiwan, Asia, North America