Anticipating China’s Next Moves on Taiwan

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As the U.S. decides on its next president, The Cipher Brief is focusing on increasing, and concerning tensions over Taiwan.  TCB’s Brad Christian spoke with Ambassador Joseph DeTrani about increased U.S. military sales to Taiwan and what indicators might signal that China is confident enough to risk an invasion?

Ambassador DeTrani is former Special envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea and is the former CIA director of East Asia Operations.  He spent more than two decades as a member of CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service. He has also served as Special Adviser to the Director of National Intelligence and is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker.

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