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Loans, Minerals, Weapons, and Coups: China’s Destabilizing Role in Africa’s Coup Belt

Antonio Graceffo

While maintaining the facade of being an ally to Africa, China is exploiting coup-prone regions through lucrative activities such as coal mining and substantial oil extraction.


US Approves $600 Million Sale of Armed Drones to Taiwan

Deutsche Welle

The US has agreed to sell four MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan to boost its defenses amid increasing threats by China. The Trump administration has cleared arms packages worth $4.2 billion to the island in recent weeks.


US Adjusts Taiwan Policy, Declassifies Cables

Voice of America

The U.S. and Taiwan are starting a new bilateral economic dialogue after Taiwan announced last week its plans to remove restrictions on American pork and beef imports. Some experts see the dialogue as a move toward a free trade agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan.


The 'Realist' Case for the US to Keep Supporting Taiwan

Taiwan Insight

Some US commentators have called for the US to be 'realistic' and compromise with China on Taiwan. But supporting Taiwan is the truly realistic option.


ANALYSIS: Chinese Arms Sales Are Not a Diplomatic Weapon

East Asia Forum

China has not increased its arms exports to Belt and Road partners, nor has it penetrated markets traditionally reliant on Western suppliers.

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