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ChinaTalk: War in Taiwan: Who Would Win?

Jordan Schneider
Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 9:00 AM
The latest episode of ChinaTalk.

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China v Taiwan: who would win? Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow and director of research at Brookings. He specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, and American national security policy.

We discuss:

  • The limits of scenarios that predict the outcome of a China-Taiwan conflict.
  • What are intercontinental rail guns?
  • How sports teams that play each other in the same year can have different outcomes - and what this says about predictability.
  • Given all this, what’s the point of modelling exercises?

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Outro music: Battle Cry of Freedom by George Root

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Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked at Kwai, Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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