Taiwan To Build Oil Reserve in Eswatini, Its Last African Ally

TNL Staff

President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan signed three bilateral contracts with Eswatini, including an agreement to help the country build an oil reserve.


Eswatini Not Expecting ‘Friction’ With China Over Taiwan President Visit

Voice of America

Despite concerns that the visit may anger China, President Tsai Ing-wen visits Eswatini, Taiwan's last African ally, amid tensions in the cross-strait region.


What Nicaragua’s Shift Means — And What It Doesn’t.

Timothy S. Rich

Taiwan’s unofficial relations with countries like the U.S. provide far more to Taiwan’s political and economic security.


What Do Burkina Faso and eSwatini Tell Us About Taiwanese Diplomacy?

Taiwan Insight

Taiwan lost one sub-Saharan African ally in 2018, but it's gripping tightly onto another.


Meet the Monarchs and Dictators of Tsai Ing-wen’s ‘Alliance of Democratic Values’

Antonio C. Hsiang

How can Tsai Ing-wen possibly rope her 18 remaining diplomatic allies into a 'democratic coalition' to oppose China when they themselves are hardly functioning democracies?

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