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Taiwan is safe until at least 2027, but with one big caveat

China is not ready to attack island territory

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Taiwanese Air Force F-16 fighter jet in foreground flies on the flank of Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force H-6 bomber as it passes near Taiwan in February 2020.   © Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense/AP

Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Rand Corp. He formerly served as an intelligence adviser at the Pentagon.

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