John F. Copper

John F. Copper

John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Professor (emeritus) of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of more than 30 books on China, Taiwan and US China/Taiwan policy

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Opinion | Why Joe Biden’s US could end up jilting Taiwan to make peace with Beijing

Biden has repeatedly walked back commitments to defend Taiwan as attempts to build alliances against Beijing see mixed success. As China’s might grows, and Biden faces growing domestic pressures, he may have to change his foreign policy strategy.

Biden has repeatedly walked back commitments to defend Taiwan as attempts to build alliances against Beijing see mixed success. As China’s might grows, and Biden faces growing domestic pressures, he may have to change his foreign policy strategy.

26 Oct 2021 - 4:53AM
Opinion | Danger of escalating US-China conflict is heightened by advances in AI and quantum computing

The declining military and economic power of Europe, Japan and Russia heralds a bipolar world at risk of falling into armed conflict. Meanwhile, technological advances mean a first strike using weapons of mass destruction is likely to be the final one.

The declining military and economic power of Europe, Japan and Russia heralds a bipolar world at risk of falling into armed conflict. Meanwhile, technological advances mean a first strike using weapons of mass destruction is likely to be the final one.

9 Nov 2019 - 5:55AM
Opinion | China is best placed to tackle rural poverty globally, and the West isn’t happy about it

Not only is China’s success in reducing poverty without precedent, Beijing is best equipped to help reduce poverty globally – a fact that the Western media seems happy to skip over, preferring instead to criticise Beijing’s actions wherever possible.

Not only is China’s success in reducing poverty without precedent, Beijing is best equipped to help reduce poverty globally – a fact that the Western media seems happy to skip over, preferring instead to criticise Beijing’s actions wherever possible.

11 Apr 2019 - 2:59AM