December 7, 2022

Larus Provides Commentary to Asian News Outlets on U.S. Midterm Elections

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Freund Larus

In her pre-election analysis, Elizabeth Freund Larus, Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs, indicated that a lot of Americans are upset about inflation, crime, immigration and the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. As a result, everyone had something compelling them to come out and vote in the U.S. Midterm elections.

In Focus Taiwan, Larus projected that the China-Taiwan trilateral relationship will continue to deteriorate after the U.S. Midterm Elections, and that China’s Wolf Warrior diplomacy will continue as diplomats prove their loyalty to Xi Jinping following the CCP’s 20th Party Congress. She also indicated that the Ukraine and Taiwan situations are different and that triangular relations between the U.S., China, and Taiwan will continue to deteriorate regardless of the midterm results. While the U.S. is engaged in offering military assistance to Ukraine, so far U.S. support for Taiwan has been limited to legislation, Congressional visits, and arms sales. Read more.

Larus’ commentary on the subject was also featured on WION India, where she indicated the angst was compelling voters on both sides of the political spectrum to come out and vote in large numbers. Watch now.

She also spoke to WNYC for a story titled “Is Taiwan Indefensible?” “Arguing against the motion is former deputy assistant secretary of defense Elbridge Colby,” the story states, “with Elizabeth Larus of the University of Mary Washington.” Listen now.
 
Dr. Larus also appeared on the China Global Television Network Global Business program, where she indicated that a Republican Congress would continue to support Ukraine against Russia, but would resist being drawn further into the war.