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Zack Cooper ─ Sleepwalking toward War over Taiwan?

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Leung Conference Room, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

Reception to follow

Are the United States and China headed toward a major conflict across the Taiwan Strait? Leaders in Beijing and Washington are using increasingly heated rhetoric and both sides appear to view the likelihood of war as rising rapidly. This talk will assess the prospects for cross-Strait stability and what leaders in the United States, China, and Taiwan can do to avoid a conflict.

China Initiative

Zack Cooper is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies U.S. strategy and alliances in Asia. He is also a partner with Armitage International and a lecturer at Princeton University, as well as co-host of the Net Assessment podcast for War on the Rocks. He previously served in various staff positions at the Department of Defense and the National Security Council. Dr. Cooper received a BA from Stanford University and an MPA, MA, and PhD from Princeton University. He is writing a book about the rise and fall of great militaries.