Trump looks like he’s angling to use Taiwan as a pawn in negotiations with the Chinese.
This is not a good thing even if at first I was excited about getting increased recognition from the US.
He puts Taiwan in an unstable situation that Taiwan has little control over.
Most likely he will fold in any negotiation with the Chinese government using Taiwan as the dead weight to release if he was to get some face saving concession from a true conflict situation with China. Both US and China do not truly want nor will they benefit from a military conflict , China wants to save face politically and the US wants to extract economic concessions.
I don’t see any convictions from Trump in terms of protecting our democracy or freedom, in fact we see the opposite from his statements.
We need to rapidly built up our defensive capability as the times are becoming very unpredictable. We need to prepare for possibility of bad times.
We also see rapid shifts in status quo worldwide , probably due to globalization and technological advancements pressures. Compounded with climate change this is also creating added uncertainty that is hard to predict. North Korea is also ratcheting up the stakes to unheard of levels.
Something is going to pop sooner or later in the region. North Korea may be set it off.