Roundtable Discussion: The Geopolitical Fallouts of the Recent Taiwan Crisis
In the wake of the recent Taiwan crisis, Usanas Foundation is organizing a Roundtable Discussion titled "Geopolitical Fallouts of the Recent Taiwan Crisis" on 22nd September at 06:00 PM IST to discuss the long-term geopolitical repercussions of this crisis.
In the wake of the recent Taiwan crisis, Usanas Foundation is organizing a Roundtable Discussion titled "Geopolitical Fallouts of the Recent Taiwan Crisis" to discuss the long-term geopolitical repercussions of this crisis. Following the visit of US Senator Nancy Pelosi, tensions heightened in the Taiwan straits. Even before the visit, China warned the US of a resolute response by its military and diplomatic countermeasures if Senator Pelosi went ahead with its trip to Taipei. However, the US persisted with the visit and ignored Chinese threats and warnings. China considers Taiwan its territory and has essentially indicated through its warnings that the visit would be viewed as a major provocation. China staged aggressive military exercises violating Taiwan's air space and built pressure through missile tests, median line incursions of warplanes, cyber-attacks, blockade-style interruptions of shipping ports, and aerial traffic. However, this event, more of an intensification of Beijing’s aggressive force posture and an explicit expression of its revisionist ambitions, does not have a temporary significance. Instead, it will have long-term consequences in diplomatic, economic, and military domains affecting the countries in the immediate neighborhood and beyond. Also, India needs to calibrate its diplomatic approach in its relations with the US and China in view of rising tensions between the two heavyweights.