Deterring a Chinese invasion of Taiwan without recklessly threatening a great-power war is both possible and necessary through a tailored deterrence package that goes beyond either fighting over Taiwan or abandoning it. This article joins cutting-edge understandings of deterrence with empirical evidence of Chinese strategic thinking and culture to build such a strategy.
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Jared M. McKinney & Peter Harris, "Broken Nest: Deterring China from Invading Taiwan," Parameters 51, no. 4 (2021): 23-36, doi:10.55540/0031-1723.3089.
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