Manage episode 298558516 series 2959701
Today we talk to Ocean [大海] a security expert and military strategist to explore what history tells us about how small countries survive or even prosper. What are some of the key factors? First of all, like your real estate agent has been chanting all along, “location, location, location!” Finland comes to mind.
Secondly, is there a political will to stay as an independent and relevant country? Ocean points to South Vietnam as a counter-example.
How about (economic) interest? Why did the international community react so quickly to fight back Iraqi invasion into Kuwait?
What’s the take-away for Taiwan (the “most dangerous place on earth” according to the Economist)? Let’s take a listen.
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