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How The Ukraine Crisis Shapes Public Opinion In Taiwan & The World

Dr. Austin Horng-En Wang
Thursday, April 13, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Dr. Austin Horng-En Wang

Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine's response changes the calculation of war strategies and US involvement worldwide. On the other side of the world, a potential 2027 China invasion of Taiwan looms over the stability of East Asia, and public opinion in democratic Taiwan plays a crucial role in the choice of security strategies for its own. How does the Ukraine crisis influence or shape the Taiwanese people's preference for security and foreign policies? How may the US response and presence in Europe and East Asia play a role in Taiwan?

Dr. Austin Horng-En Wang traces and analyzes the public opinion in Taiwan and the many other countries before and after the Ukraine Crisis and reveals how the changes across subgroups impact US-China-Taiwan relationships in the future.

Dr. Austin Horng-En Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research interest focuses on political psychology, public opinion, and East Asia. His research articles can be found in the Journal of Peace Research, Social Media + Society, Asian Survey, and Political Research Quarterly, among others. He is the recipient of The Wilson Center 2021 China Fellowship, Chiang Ching-Kao Foundation 2020 Scholarship, and Global Taiwan Institute 2019 Scholarship.