Review: ‘Taiwan: A Contested Democracy Under Threat’

Amid a series of recommendations about how to maintain a wobbling status quo, the lasting impression this short account leaves is murky pessimism about the future

TAIWAN CHINA POLITICS MILITARY This handout released on October 26, 2023 by Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defence shows the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong sailing through the Bashi Channel, a waterway that separates Taiwan from the Philippines. (AFP Photo/Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense)