March 14, 2014

Taiwan Is Watching Crimea

J. Michael Cole, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Days ahead of a referendum that could result in the loss of the southern territory of Crimea to Russia, Taiwan, which like Ukraine lives in the shadow of a great power, is watching closely to see whether Moscow’s gambit could embolden Beijing to adopt similar strategies toward the island democracy.

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TAGGED: Taiwan, China, Russia, Ukraine, Crimea


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