” A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China’s international relations overnight. It would destroy Chinese – Japanese relations, not to mention Chinese – American relations. “


” You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime. “


” Now, I believe that war is never inevitable until it starts, but there has been a great proclivity in human history, and including in recent history, for war. “


” East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War, and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you think of the history of the first half of the century. “



All 4 William C. Kirby Quotes about War in picture


A war in the Taiwan Strait would destroy China
You could argue that war is always an irrational act, and yet many states enter into military conflict out of rational calculation or national interest or the stability or longevity of their regime.
Now, I believe that war is never inevitable until it starts, but there has been a great proclivity in human history, and including in recent history, for war.
East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War, and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you think of the history of the first half of the century.

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