Media coverage: Paraguay-Taiwan

Paraguay’s upcoming presidential elections have put the country’s relationship with Taiwan in the spotlight. The leading opposition candidate has said he would reevaluate the choice of diplomatic ties between China or Taiwan. With that happening, there’s been quite a lot of interest in the 2021 Foreign Policy Analysis article that Francisco Urdinez and I wrote: “Status at the Margins: Why Paraguay Recognizes Taiwan and Shuns China.” Links to the coverage below, and thanks so much to all these reporters for reaching out or for reading our research.

Qtd. in Christian Science Monitor, “What Paraguay election means for Taiwan, and US-China competition,” April 28, 2023.

Qtd. in Japan Times, “As Paraguay picks president, ties with Taiwan loom large,” April 28, 2023.

Qtd. in South China Morning Post, “Is Tawain about to lose Paraguay?”, April 23, 2023.

Ctd. in Al Jazeera, “Taiwan in the hot seat,” April 17, 2023.

Ctd. in The Progressive, “The other Americas,” March 2, 2023.

Ctd. in The Diplomat, “The South American election that has Taiwan scrambling,” January 17, 2023.


  1. Phyllis Casey says:

    Very cool that your book & research are quoted in numerous newspapers in numerous countries on different continents. I can see why aid from Taiwan vs China influences countries.

    I also meant to comment on your previous post on presenting to students in Mexico & Qatar by zoom. How great that you can so easily share your expertise with people around the world!

    1. tsl2m5 says:

      Thanks, Phyllis! And sorry that this notification initially slipped past me. I hope you are well.

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