April 01, 2022
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.
March 28, 2022
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.
December 10, 2021
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.
August 20, 2019
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.
March 17, 2016
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.
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