Blunder or not, Biden’s remarks on defending Taiwan sow confusion

Whether intentional or not, US President Joe Biden’s recent remarks on defending Taiwan raise questions about Washington’s approach to the democratic island – creating uncertainty and confusion about US policy at the moment. even where China is stepping up its military pressure on Taipei.

For the fourth time since taking office, Biden this week appeared to upend the US policy of “strategic ambiguity” – under which the United States expresses a strong interest in Taiwan’s security while avoiding an outright promise. simple to defend it – delivering its most explicit comments yet that Washington would defend the self-governing island against Chinese attacks and hinting that it might support Taipei’s right to self-determination.

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