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Where Are America’s Red Lines in East Asia?

The US decision not to intervene directly in the Ukraine war and risk a conflict with nuclear-armed Russia has prompted East Asian allies to question the value of America’s security guarantee. What would happen if China invaded Taiwan, North Korea invaded South Korea, or China sought to occupy Japan’s Senkaku islands?

TOKYO – Global geopolitical attention remains focused on the war in Ukraine. But a significant shift, potentially even more serious in the long run than Russia’s invasion of its neighbor, seems to be occurring in East Asia as a result of President Vladimir Putin’s war.