Atiqa Javed explains the China-Taiwan conflict through the lens of social constructivism. She argues that both China and Taiwan have constructed separated identities in their respective population’s consciousness. On top of that, the clash between the growing Taiwanese consciousness and the traditional Chinese identity has heightened the tensions between the two parties, jeopardizing East Asian stability.
Atiqa Javed is currently a student of international relations at National Defence University, Islamabad. Her areas of interest include geopolitical and geoeconomic shifts, foreign policy analysis, climate change, human rights, and diplomatic shifts among states.