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How Europe could help Taiwan in a war with China

Ukraine crisis should prompt renewed focus on other possible conflict scenarios

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Royal Air Force F-35B at RAF Marham, U.K.: The air forces of the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom could deploy F-35 fighters to U.S. bases in Japan.   © Stocktrek/AP

Franz-Stefan Gady is a research fellow focused on future conflict and the future of war at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Meia Nouwens is a senior fellow for Chinese defense policy and military modernization at IISS.

Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine is triggering a renaissance in European defense spending. But European policymakers would now do well to consider a geographically more distant crisis hot spot in their rearmament plans: Taiwan.

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