Talking Past Each Other on Taiwan

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There was a revealing debate over Taiwan on Intelligence Squared recently. The proposition to be debated was that "Taiwan is Indefensible.” Lyle Goldstein and Charles Glaser argued for the motion, and Elbridge Colby and Elizabeth Larus argued against it. Colby has previously made a version of his argument in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, and Gla…

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