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Will Politics in Taiwan Increase the Risk of Conflict with China?

Deep Dish explores the challenges and choices Taiwan faces in preserving peace and navigating its delicate relationship with China and the US.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, center left, hands over a flag to the party's presidential candidate William Lai during the party congress of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party Play Podcast
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About the Episode

As stakes rise and tensions mount between the United States and China, the future of Taiwan hangs in the balance. With a pivotal presidential election on the horizon, what are the implications for Taiwanese policy, its alignment with the US, and the risk of war with China? Sam Houston State University’s Dennis Weng and New Bloom Magazine’s Brian Hioe join Deep Dish to offer a glimpse into the uncertain future of the region.

Should the US take a more militarized or diplomatic approach in Taiwan-China relations? Tune into part one of this episode where Deep Dish focuses on the different positions in the US debate over policy toward Taiwan.

About the Experts
Founding Editor, New Bloom Magazine
Brian Hioe
Brian Hioe is the founding editor of New Bloom Magazine an online outlet covering activism and youth politics in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific. He is currently a non-resident fellow at the University of Nottingham’s Taiwan Studies Programme.
Brian Hioe
Professor, Political Science, Sam Houston State University
Dennis Weng
Dennis Weng teaches political science at Sam Houston State University and his research is in the fields of comparative politics, Asian Politics, political behavior, and survey research. Prior to his academic career, Weng was a business consultant and journalist in Taiwan.
Dennis Weng
Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
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Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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