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America’s other flashpoint

First published: 10/01/2020

The New Year and decade have kicked off in a dramatic fashion with the crisis triggered by the drone strike on Qasem Soleimani, head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ overseas forces. The long-festering tensions and proxy fights between the US and Iran are now on everyone’s radar. Yet, this is not the only or even the most important geopolitical focus of the moment. This weekend, we should make room to consider national elections in Taiwan, which may have profound implications for already stressed Sino-US, and Sino-Western relations. Read on….