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What the China-Vatican Deal Means for Taiwan
September 21, 2018
What the China-Vatican Deal Means for Taiwan
A reported agreement could spell trouble for Taipei -- and China's Catholics.
What the China-Vatican Deal Means for Taiwan
Is the US Ready to Stand Up for Taiwan Against China?
September 10, 2018
Is the US Ready to Stand Up for Taiwan Against China?
The U.S. recalls diplomats in three nations that recently switched allegiance from Taipei to Beijing.
Is the US Ready to Stand Up for Taiwan Against China?
Is eSwatini on the Brink of Cutting Ties With Taiwan?
September 04, 2018
Is eSwatini on the Brink of Cutting Ties With Taiwan?
A new report says eSwatini is trying to establish diplomatic ties with China.
Is eSwatini on the Brink of Cutting Ties With Taiwan?
Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan
August 30, 2018
Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan
And why a new Monroe Doctrine won’t help Taiwan in its battle for diplomatic survival.
Why Diplomatic Allies Matter to Taiwan
Taiwan’s Growing Diplomatic Isolation
August 22, 2018
Taiwan’s Growing Diplomatic Isolation
The number of countries maintaining diplomatic ties with Taiwan continues to dwindle.
Taiwan’s Growing Diplomatic Isolation
Days After Tsai Ing-wen Wraps Up Houston Stopover, Taiwan Loses Another Ally to China
August 21, 2018
Days After Tsai Ing-wen Wraps Up Houston Stopover, Taiwan Loses Another Ally to China
Cutting ties with Taiwan, the Republic of El Salvador established diplomatic relations with China.
Days After Tsai Ing-wen Wraps Up Houston Stopover, Taiwan Loses Another Ally to China
How Taiwan Competes With China in the Pacific
August 09, 2018
How Taiwan Competes With China in the Pacific
Taiwan is an active player in the Pacific, home to many of its remaining diplomatic allies.
How Taiwan Competes With China in the Pacific
China Puts the Squeeze on Taiwan
May 25, 2018
China Puts the Squeeze on Taiwan
The loss of yet another diplomatic ally -- Burkina Faso -- is just the tip of the iceberg.
China Puts the Squeeze on Taiwan
Is Taiwan About to Lose Another Diplomatic Ally?
February 01, 2018
Is Taiwan About to Lose Another Diplomatic Ally?
What to make of recent reports that the Vatican has made a breakthrough in relations with Beijing?
Is Taiwan About to Lose Another Diplomatic Ally?
One China, Dual Recognition: A Solution to the Taiwan Impasse
June 20, 2017
One China, Dual Recognition: A Solution to the Taiwan Impasse
"The exclusive recognition convention regarding the PRC and Taiwan has only survived as a peculiar anomaly."
One China, Dual Recognition: A Solution to the Taiwan Impasse
Panama Switch Marks China's Return to Checkbook Diplomacy
June 14, 2017
Panama Switch Marks China's Return to Checkbook Diplomacy
Taiwan should resist the temptation to also play the game of offering aid for recognition.
Panama Switch Marks China's Return to Checkbook Diplomacy
Why China's Taiwan Approach Is Counterproductive
January 07, 2017
Why China's Taiwan Approach Is Counterproductive
Moving cross-strait relations forward in 2017 will require a new strategy.
Why China's Taiwan Approach Is Counterproductive
Did China Just Break Its 'Diplomatic Truce' With Taiwan?
March 17, 2016
Did China Just Break Its 'Diplomatic Truce' With Taiwan?
For the first time in 8 years, China has recognized one of Taiwan's diplomatic allies.
Did China Just Break Its 'Diplomatic Truce' With Taiwan?
Time for Taiwan to Rethink Its Diplomacy
June 25, 2014
Time for Taiwan to Rethink Its Diplomacy
Taiwan needs to decide on a plan for its remaining diplomatic allies before it is too late.
Time for Taiwan to Rethink Its Diplomacy
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