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Revolution in Military Affairs

Dmitri Alperovitch and World on the Brink

Season 3, Ep. 9

The current strategic competition between the US and China resembles the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union. Both sides are engaged in an arms race, a space race, and economic warfare. The potential flashpoint for a major conflict is Taiwan, which is crucial for both sides due to its strategic geographic location and symbolic value. Unlike the Soviet Union, China is a long-standing civilization and is not likely to collapse, making the strategy for winning the Cold War more complex.

In this episode, Amos and Dimitri Alperovitch, author of "World on the Brink: How America Can Beat China for the Race of the 21st Century," discusses the importance of understanding the history and destiny of Taiwan within the context of US-China relations. Alperovitch also shares the five reasons why Taiwan matters to China: history, destiny, security, geography, and ego. Alperovitch argues that prioritizing the US's focus on China is essential in preventing conflict and ensuring victory. This is a terrific discussion that you do not want to miss.

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