Connor Pfeiffer

Connor Pfeiffer is a former senior national security aide to a member of the US House Appropriations Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where he focused on national security and technology issues, including US foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific. His undergraduate thesis on British foreign policy during the Franco-Prussian War won the Walter Phelps Hall Prize in European History from the Princeton University Department of History. The views expressed here are his own.

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The Lessons of Britain’s Commitment to Belgium for US Policy in the Taiwan Strait
The Lessons of Britain’s Commitment to Belgium for US Policy in the Taiwan Strait

In the case of Taiwan, however, disproportionate focus on the Cold War can obscure other historical cases, such as Britain’s commitment to Belgium, that provide useful lessons for preventing geopolitical catastrophe.