Why Does Taiwan Matter to the U.S.?

The Pentagon’s top policymaker, Colin Kahl, details why the island is consequential to U.S. national security strategy.

Taiwan is a long way from the United States, yet successive U.S. administrations have made clear that protecting Taiwan from a potential Chinese incursion is a significant priority. Ever wonder why? Is it just about preserving democracy? In a conversation with FP’s Ravi Agrawal on FP Live, one of U.S. President Joe Biden’s senior-most policymakers and an architect of the U.S. National Defense Strategy, Colin Kahl, answers this question. You can watch in the video box above. https://foreignpolicy.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/FP-Live-Colin-Kahl-clip-06.mp4

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