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Did Costa Rica’s Decision to Recognize China Pay Off?
November 23, 2022

Did Costa Rica’s Decision to Recognize China Pay Off?

By Nohelia Rivera-Matias
15 years after Costa Rica became the first Central American state to switch recognition from Taiwan, has San Jose capitalized on the change?

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ Diplomatic Efforts During the Latest Taiwan Strait Flare-up
September 10, 2022

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines’ Diplomatic Efforts During the Latest Taiwan Strait Flare-up

By Nand C. Bardouille
The prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines visited Taiwan even while China’s military drills surrounding the island were ongoing. Here’s why.
Taiwan’s Future in Latin America and the Caribbean
September 01, 2022

Taiwan’s Future in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Ryan C. Berg and Wazim Mowla
Eight of Taiwan’s 14 diplomatic allies are in the Western hemisphere. How can Taipei – and Washington – keep these partners on side?

Taiwan Fights for Its Diplomatic Survival in Latin America
May 16, 2022

Taiwan Fights for Its Diplomatic Survival in Latin America

By Patricio Giusto and Juan Manuel Harán
How long will the region’s smaller, cash-strapped countries be able to remain aligned with Taipei?  

Latin America’s Choice and the Cross-strait Diplomatic Battle
May 13, 2022

Latin America’s Choice and the Cross-strait Diplomatic Battle

By Wang Linbin and Lee Jonghyuk
Latin America and the Caribbean is home to eight of Taiwan's 14 remaining diplomatic allies. As China's influence in the region expands, can Taiwan keep its partners?

Taiwan, Somaliland Ties Growing Despite Diplomatic Isolation
February 10, 2022

Taiwan, Somaliland Ties Growing Despite Diplomatic Isolation

By Associated Press
Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 and has no formal diplomatic relations with any nation; Taiwan’s allies have dwindled over the years.

Did Honduras’ New President Change Her Mind About Dropping Taiwan?
January 20, 2022

Did Honduras’ New President Change Her Mind About Dropping Taiwan?

By Brian Hioe
An inaugural invite for Taiwanese President Tsai underscores the complicated background of Honduras-Taiwan ties.
Is Taiwan’s International Space Expanding or Contracting?
December 14, 2021

Is Taiwan’s International Space Expanding or Contracting?

By Gerrit van der Wees
Last week illustrated two opposing trends: Taiwan lost a diplomatic ally in Nicaragua, but had the spotlight at the U.S. Summit for Democracy.

China, Nicaragua Seal Diplomatic Ties as Taiwan Loses Another Official Partner
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.

Honduras’ President Is in Taiwan for a Surprise State Visit
November 13, 2021

Honduras’ President Is in Taiwan for a Surprise State Visit

By Shannon Tiezzi
Taiwan, afraid of losing yet another ally, is eager to shore up support ahead of Honduras’ election.

Eswatini, Taiwan’s Last Partner in Africa
August 10, 2021

Eswatini, Taiwan’s Last Partner in Africa

By Carien du Plessis
The relationship hinges on proudly democratic Taiwan befriending an absolute monarch. Will pro-democracy protests spell the end of King Mswati’s rule – and relations with Taipei?
How Are Taiwan’s Diplomatic Allies Faring in the Great Vaccine Race?
July 09, 2021

How Are Taiwan’s Diplomatic Allies Faring in the Great Vaccine Race?

By Shannon Tiezzi
With China as a major world supplier of vaccines, is recognizing Taiwan a handicap in the rush to procure shots?

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