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Afghanistan withdrawal has Taiwan pondering its alliance with the US – and China is upping the pressure

By Sophie Wushuang Yi, PhD Researcher in the Lau China Institute, King's College London
Changkun Hou, PhD Student in National Taiwan University, National Taiwan University
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The chaotic withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan has sparked concerns among its allies about the credibility of commitments to its strategic allies. It has been popular to compare the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan with Saigon in 1975, but this has generated some debate among scholars of US foreign policy.

Harvard’s Stephen M Walt noted in Foreign Policy magazine, what has happened in Afghanistan is “tragic but it’s not a strategic disaster”. From a historical…

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