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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?
Paraguay Says Chinese Brokers Offered Vaccines for Diplomatic Recognition
March 27, 2021

Paraguay Says Chinese Brokers Offered Vaccines for Diplomatic Recognition

By Nick Aspinwall
Paraguay’s foreign ministry said brokers offered doses of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines in exchange for the country breaking its diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

Taiwan, Palau Say They Will Open Travel Bubble Next Month
March 20, 2021

Taiwan, Palau Say They Will Open Travel Bubble Next Month

By Nick Aspinwall
The diplomatic allies will open a travel bubble starting on April 1, potentially creating a framework for similar arrangements with other countries.

How China and Taiwan Became ‘Pawns’ in Solomon Islands’ Internal Dispute
September 09, 2020

How China and Taiwan Became ‘Pawns’ in Solomon Islands’ Internal Dispute

By Grant Wyeth
The question of recognizing China vs. Taiwan has been weaponized in a long-standing dispute between Malaita and the central Solomon Islands government.

Taiwan Throws a Diplomatic Curveball by Establishing Ties With Somaliland
July 10, 2020

Taiwan Throws a Diplomatic Curveball by Establishing Ties With Somaliland

By Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan’s decision to establish relations with the unrecognized state – with a probable eye on formalizing country-to-country ties – is an unusually audacious move.

Taiwan’s Medical Diplomacy in the Caribbean: A Final Stand Against Beijing?
May 11, 2020

Taiwan’s Medical Diplomacy in the Caribbean: A Final Stand Against Beijing?

By Jared Ward
Taiwan’s aid in the COVID-19 fight could be its best chance at keeping its remaining diplomatic allies.
Taiwan President Apologizes After 28 Navy Sailors Infected in COVID-19 Cluster
April 22, 2020

Taiwan President Apologizes After 28 Navy Sailors Infected in COVID-19 Cluster

By Nick Aspinwall
Tsai Ing-wen vowed an investigation into Taiwan’s military, which lawmakers suspect failed to report COVID-19 cases on board a vessel returning from Palau.

Kiribati President Makes First Trip to China After Switch From Taiwan
January 07, 2020

Kiribati President Makes First Trip to China After Switch From Taiwan

By Shannon Tiezzi
Kiribati, the latest of Taiwan's former allies to switch to China, holds special significance for Beijing.

The TAIPEI Act Is an Act of Wishful Thinking
November 13, 2019

The TAIPEI Act Is an Act of Wishful Thinking

By Jansen Tham
The Act is unlikely to achieve its stated goal of expanding Taiwan's diplomatic space.

Perceiving China’s Influence in the Pacific: The Case of Solomon Islands
October 18, 2019

Perceiving China’s Influence in the Pacific: The Case of Solomon Islands

By Denghua Zhang
A closer look at the logic put forth by the Solomon Islands’ task force which examined the choice between Taiwan and China.
Will Beijing’s Taiwan Strategy Backfire?
September 24, 2019

Will Beijing’s Taiwan Strategy Backfire?

By Travis Sanderson
China’s strategy of global diplomatic isolation will harm Chinese interests in the long-run.

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