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If China invades Taiwan, what happens to the war in Ukraine?

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If China invades Taiwan, what happens to the war in Ukraine?

The Chinese government has consistently threatened to take Taiwan by force if the government there declares formal independence. American politician Nancy Pelosi completed a two-day trip to Taiwan in early August, enraging Beijing, raising regional tensions, and thrilling Russian state propagandists, who are clearly desperate to draw the two most powerful countries on Earth into a shooting war that would presumably weaken Western resolve to counter Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Two months after Pelosi’s visit, fears of a war over Taiwan have receded, but the conflict could flare up again at any time, raising questions about what might happen if fighting does break out over the island. And if China invaded Taiwan, what would it mean for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? For answers, The Naked Pravda spoke to two regional experts.


  • (6:49) Dr. Sergey Radchenko, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • (18:24) Dr. Natasha Kuhrt, senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London

Producer, sound editing, and mixing — Kevin Rothrock

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