China’s Growing Strategic Position in Nicaragua
By R. Evan Ellis
After resuming diplomatic ties in 2021, the relationship got off to a slow start but has recently picked up steam.
China’s Rapidly Growing Presence in Central America
By Javier Melendez Q.
In the past six years, China's presence in the region has exploded, with worrying consequences for Central America's governance norms.
A Warm July in China-Nicaragua Relations
By Ladislav Charouz
An impending free trade agreement – and repeated visits from President Daniel Ortega’s son to Beijing – may presage even closer ties between Beijing and Managua.
The Cold War History Behind Nicaragua’s Break With Taiwan
By James Baron
The saga of Nicaragua-Taiwan relations – and their eventual end in December 2021 – stretches back to the Cold War heyday of Taipei’s anti-communist obsession.
What Did China’s Flurry of African Engagements Have to Do With Ukraine?
By Lauren Ashmore
Some analysts suggested Beijing was seeking to shore up international support for its position on the Ukraine war. Maybe, but that wasn’t the major impetus for the recent series of bilateral meetings.
China, Nicaragua Seal Diplomatic Ties as Taiwan Loses Another Official Partner
By Shannon Tiezzi
Nicaragua was arguably the lowest-hanging fruit of any of Taiwan's remaining diplomatic allies.
Nicaragua’s Chinese-Financed Canal Project Still in Limbo
By Nicholas Muller
Uncertainty for those along the planned canal as the government’s contract with its Chinese billionaire builder expires.
China’s Fantasy Canal Doing Real Damage in Nicaragua
By Robert Nelson
The Nicaraguan canal is a delusion, but human rights abuses and land grabs in the project's name are all too real.