Xi Likely Won't Be Attacking Taiwan Anytime Soon

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(Nikkei Asia)

Taiwan Navy Marines conducted a scenario-based drill near Penghu, Taiwan, October 24, 2022, photo by EyePress News/Reuters

Taiwan Navy Marines conducted a scenario-based drill near Penghu, Taiwan, October 24, 2022

Photo by EyePress News/Reuters

by Derek Grossman

November 15, 2022

For well over a year now, a growing chorus of American government and military officials have cited 2027 as Chinese President Xi Jinping's potential deadline for the forcible unification of Taiwan with the mainland.…

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This commentary originally appeared on Nikkei Asia on November 16, 2022. Commentary gives RAND researchers a platform to convey insights based on their professional expertise and often on their peer-reviewed research and analysis.