Joe Biden’s commitment to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack signals we are edging a little closer to a war we don’t want, according to Political analyst at Curtin University Professor Joe Siracusa.

It comes as the US President stated the United States will defend Taiwan if China attacks.

“This is really something that could be avoided,” Prof Siracusa told Sky News Australia.

China don’t understand why the US would take this course of action for no other reason but to antagonise them, Prof Siracusa said.

“I think it’s a little dangerous to go to war with a country of 1.4 billion people because I think the danger is it would escalate very quickly.

“I think this is one of the most avoidable wars we could possibly have.”

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