Geopolitics Decanted by Silverado

How China Might Invade Taiwan: A World on the Brink Scenario

Episode Summary

Dmitri Alperovitch and his co-author Garrett Graff discuss their upcoming book “World on the Brink: How America Can Beat China in the Race for the Twenty-First Century” and include an exclusive audiobook excerpt from the book that lays out in great detail how China is likely to go about its invasion of Taiwan. In addition, Dmitri and Garrett discuss: - Why they wrote this book - What’s a stake in the potential conflict with China over Taiwan - Dmitri’s battles against Chinese IP theft over the course of his career - Why Taiwan matters to the United States - Why America will not achieve chips independence from Taiwan for the foreseeable future - Why Taiwan never fully belonged to China - Timeline for potential invasion and why invasion is unlikely to take place in 2027 - Why we are in a Cold War II with China that is remarkably similar to Cold War I with the Soviet Union - Strategy for victory in Cold War II - How to deter an invasion of Taiwan If you found this podcast interesting, please consider ordering the book from your favorite book stores or online at and writing a review!