On October 9, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.

In this column, they discuss the vice presidential debate, how President Trump or former vice president Biden would handle dictators, the prospect of China invading Taiwan in coming weeks, and challenges facing Russian president Vladimir Putin in the former Soviet Union. Kroenig argues that now could be an opportune time for China to invade Taiwan, and the United States might not be able to successfully contribute to its self-defense.

Combined with our likely domestic preoccupations in the coming weeks, this could be an ideal time for an adversary to present us with a fait accompli, such as a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.

Matthew Kroenig

Matthew Kroenig

Deputy Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and Director, Global Strategy Initiative

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security