Although you just heard from me on the subject of the U.S.Mexico partnership, I am writing to share a second article, on the very different topic: Taiwan-PRC diplomatic competition in Central America.
The article examines the recent visit by Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen to Central America, in the context of the possible breakdown of the informal "diplomatic truce" which has prevailed between Taiwan and mainland China since 2008.
The work is include with this email as an attachment, and is available from the ejourunal "Global Taiwan Brief," which published it, at:
Again, thank you for your interest in my work. And for my Chinese friends and colleagues, my best wishes for the New Year of the Rooster.
Dr. R. Evan Ellis
Research Professor of Latin American Studies U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute
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