Taiwan

Risk of Nuclear War Over Taiwan in 1958 Said to Be Greater Than Publicly Known

The famed source of the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has made another unauthorized disclosure — and wants to be prosecuted for it. By Charlie SavagePublished May 22, 2021Updated May 23, 2021 WASHINGTON — When Communist Chinese forces began shelling islands controlled by Taiwan in 1958, the United States rushed to back up its ally with military force — …

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Biden’s Taiwan Policy Is Truly, Deeply Reckless — NYT opinion

May 5, 2021 By Peter Beinart Mr. Beinart is a contributing Opinion writer who focuses on U.S. foreign policy. “Media coverage of President Biden’s foreign policy tends to focus on his efforts to withdraw from Afghanistan, get tough on Russia and negotiate with Iran. But none of those may prove as consequential as Mr. Biden’s quiet, …

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