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A three pillar strategy to prevent war in East Asia

China, U.S. and Taiwan need to learn from the war in Ukraine

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Taiwan Air Force fighter jet pilots walk on a runway during drills in Hsinchu, Taiwan, in January 2019: Military deterrence alone is unlikely to be decisive.   © Reuters

Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a nonresident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Since Russia's unprovoked war with Ukraine began on Feb. 24, the three protagonists in the dispute over the status of Taiwan -- China, the U.S. and Taiwan itself -- have been trying to draw useful lessons that may be applied to a future military conflict.

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