THE INDIAN EXPRESS
APLN member C. Raja Mohan writes: Countries in the region are worried and want to prepare for the possibility that China may emulate Russia and invade Taiwan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear sabre-rattling in Ukraine, which did create political ripples in Europe, has triggered a far more consequential debate on the importance of atomic weapons in deterring Chinese expansionism. For those facing Chinese wrath in Asia, it is not difficult to buy into the proposition that Russia would have thought twice before invading Ukraine if Kyiv had nuclear weapons.
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