This episode of the Big Picture features three experts on the escalating tensions between the U.S. and China as well as the role of Taiwan:
Writer and podcaster Kaiser Kuo, who is the co-founder of the well-known Sinica Podcast, which follows current affairs relating to Chinese politics and economy through discussions between Kuo and his guests. He is also editor-at-large at the news platform The China Project.
Dr. Shelley Rigger, Professor of East Asian Politics at Davidson College and author of multiple books on Taiwanese politics, culture, and economy, including a recent 2021 release called The Tiger Leading the Dragon: how Taiwan Propelled CHina’s Economic rise.
And last but not least, John Culver, who worked for the CIA for almost four decades, including as the national intelligence officer for East Asia.
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