China appears to be sleepwalking toward a conflict over Taiwan. In response, East Asia has begun to prepare for a war that could start as early as 2026. While some countries such as Japan are buying up unnamed vehicles to adapt to their growing demographic crises, other nations like South Korea have become leading arms exporters across the globe.
Is the war in Taiwan inevitable? Is Japan’s rearmament strategy likely to come to fruition in time? And how is the U.S. readying itself for the conflict that will dictate the geopolitical trajectory of East Asia for the next three decades?
THE RED LINE will seek answers to the above from its panel of experts. On the panel this week: Tim Heath (RAND); Daniel Darling (Forecast International); and Mark Cancian (Center for Strategic and International Studies).
Forecast International’s Daniel Darling focuses the conversation on how other East Asian countries have been responding, noting Japan’s recent increases in military purchases and how the nation is evolving its planning to prepare for a potential Taiwan conflict.
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