2/8/24 Lyle Goldstein on Why He Thinks War Over Taiwan is Alarmingly Likely

2/8/24 Lyle Goldstein on Why He Thinks War Over Taiwan is Alarmingly Likely

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Lyle Goldstein returns to the show to talk about some concerning developments in the Pacific. Goldstein explains why he thinks violence breaking out over the island of Taiwan is a very real possibility in the next couple of years. He and Scott discuss the recent deployment of U.S. special forces to Taiwanese-controlled Islands right on China’s coast, the growing willingness among American foreign policy intellectuals to consider the deliberate use of nuclear weapons if it appears a Chinese invasion is underway and much more.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Taiwan’s defense boost: US advisers stationed for training” (TVBS)
  • “US Military Advisors Deployed to Taiwan-Controlled Islands on China’s Coast” (Antiwar.com)
  • “Deliberate nuclear use in a war over Taiwan: Scenarios and considerations for the United States” (Atlantic Council)

Lyle J. Goldstein is the Director of Asia Engagement at Defense Priorities. He is the author of Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry. Follow his work at The National Interest and on Twitter @lylegoldstein

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Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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