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s200 joseph.fallonOn July 1, 2021, in his speech celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, China’s President Xi declared: "We must take resolute action to utterly defeat any attempt toward ‘Taiwan independence’…No one should underestimate the resolve, the will, and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

If China invades Taiwan, which appears more likely after Beijing’s successful coup d’état against Hong Kong on June 20, 2020 and the U.S./NATO debacle in Afghanistan on August 31, 2021, Joseph E Fallon considers what options are available to the EU to respond to such aggression?


Robert Walter president European security and Defence Assembly. Session 2009

Can a European Security Council (ESC) contribute to EU and Europe's security and defence, asks Robert Walter?

The time is right for a new European strategic assessment combining the forces of NATO, EU and a coalition of willing nations prepared to commit significant resources to give Europe the ability to protect itself and ultimately defend its people, with or without the United States. The Franco-German proposal for a European Security Council, with the United Kingdom present from the outset, would seem to be timely and sensible way forward.


RobinthumbnailOur soldiers went to do the bidding of our Government, and did their job with courage, writes Robin Ashby, Director General of the U K Defence Forum..
Thousands came back with life changing physical or mental injuries. We thank them for their service and sacrifice. But we owe them a debt which goes beyond a thank you and a disability pension
Rereading the obituaries published here in Defence Viewpoints as much as 10 years ago is still heart rending.


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