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Writing from Taiwan: How Taipei Has Reacted to Russian Invasion of Ukraine, What Makes It Anxious

Updated: Apr 23, 2022



For Asia, the Russian invasion brings a different set of challenges as it establishes a pattern for a Taiwan invasion campaign by the People’s Republic of China.

Russian President Vladimir Putin launched what he calls “special military operations” to “demilitarise” and “denazify” Ukraine in the early hours of February 24, 2022. The attacks were launched from the east, north and south, and the Russian troops reportedly closed in on Ukraine’s capital – Kyiv – without any hint of ceasefire. In about 48 hours, Russia had tossed aside the post-war world order and asserted itself as a major pole in the anarchic international world, from being just a declining great power.


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