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Ukraine and Taiwan: Parallels and Early Lessons Learned

March 22, 2022 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm EDT

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted discussions and debates regarding the implications for Taiwan. Although China has long voiced a desire for “peaceful” unification with Taiwan, China continues to increase pressure against the island and has not ruled out the option of unification by force. Leaders in Beijing are undoubtedly monitoring the war in Ukraine and assessing what this means should China need to use significant military force against Taiwan. What has China likely learned from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? How could this impact China’s approach towards Taiwan and potential U.S. responses?

Please join the CSIS China Power Project on Tuesday, March 22nd from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET for a discussion of the geopolitical, economic, and military impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the potential lessons learned for Taiwan. We will be joined by Mr. John Culver, former national intelligence officer for East Asia, retired CIA; Ms. Bonnie S. Glaser, director of the Asia Program at German Marshall Fund of the United States; Dr. Michael J. Green, senior vice president for Asia, Japan Chair, and Henry A. Kissinger Chair at CSIS and director of Asian Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; and Dr. Scott Kennedy, senior adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics at CSIS. This event will be moderated by Dr. Bonny Lin, director of the China Power Project and senior fellow for Asian security at CSIS.

This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.

Bonny Lin
Director, China Power Project and Senior Fellow, Asian Security
Scott Kennedy
Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics

John Culver

Former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia, Retired CIA