Where conflict might flare up in 2023

Where conflict might flare up in 2023
The contested Taiwan Strait: Retaking Taiwan is, for the Chinese Communist party, a sacred goal. (Image: Getty)
The Economist
By Dominic Ziegler: Banyan columnist, The Economist, SingaporeThe recent debate about whether a new cold war is playing out in Asia is beside the point. In 2023 rising tensions will underscore how for all the optimism in the early 1990s that the world was bending towards the west’s notions of an open, rules-based order, the original cold war never ended in the region. Just as Russia’s war in Ukraine proved that point definitively in Europe in 2022, the coming year will see the next iteration of a great global struggle betw...

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