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By Bruce A. Elleman

In Taiwan Straits: quandary in Asia and the position of the U.S. army, historian Bruce Elleman surveys the location that has resulted in the present tensions among China and Taiwan. beginning in 1949, the ultimate part of the civil struggle in China, which ended with Communist rule of the mainland and nationalist regulate of Taiwan, this paintings explores how the 100-mile broad passage of water, referred to as the Taiwan Strait has served because the geographic flashpoint among the 2 international locations.

Even even though U.S. military destroyers have patrolled this physique of water from 1950 to 1979, it has visible 4 crises—1954-55, 1958, 1962, and, after the withdrawal of the U.S. military, 1995-96—that threatened to push Taiwan and China to the threshold of battle. even though the function of the us in defusing cross-strait tensions for a few 3 a long time and the chilly peace that has settled in on the grounds that then, the Taiwan Strait remains to be an enormous resource of hysteria for the zone and the area.

Taiwan Straits: drawback in Asia and the position of the U.S. Navy strains the evolution of this stress among the 2 international locations, info the historical past of the crises among them, and brings this tale ahead into the current by way of contemplating carrying on with resources of clash, current diplomatic efforts by way of the aggrieved countries, and different key interests—from the us and Europe to different local powers—and destiny attainable results within the ongoing fight among China and Taiwan kin. easily written and cogently argued, it's the perfect resource for army team of workers, diplomats, and students and pupil of the trendy a ways East.

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