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Is Biden Being Machiavellian or Misguided on Taiwan?

By Emma Ashford and Matthew Kroenig

27 May 2022 · 10 min read

Is Biden’s Matthew Kroenig: Hi, Emma—greetings from Florence! I’m here in Italy teaching my annual course on Machiavelli for Georgetown University. It’s a tough assignment, but someone has to do it.

Emma Ashford: Buongiorno, Matt! Are you aiming for your students to love you or fear you by the time the course is over?

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