"Washington and Taipei have a relatively brief interval to change Beijing's calculus," O'Brien and Gray wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. "As the narrative of American decline becomes increasingly popular and politically expedient, it becomes more likely that China could use force to change the status quo in Taiwan. There is bipartisan support in Congress for strengthening Taiwan's defenses. … By acting swiftly, the U.S. and Taiwan can dissuade [Chinese president Xi Jinping] from making what could be the most disastrous geopolitical calculation since 1939."
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