Strategic gaps

In a rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape, the United States finds itself recalibrating its military readiness, particularly in the Pacific, as concerns intensify over a potential conflict involving Taiwan.

Boost for Taipei

The Taiwan issue was not the only one to feature in the Paraguay poll. Indeed, the economy, plagued by rising fiscal deficits and slow growth figures, and corruption were major issues that dominated the discourse.

Tsai gained most from China-US standoff

The US does not recognize Beijing’s claim over Taiwan, but admits that ‘it exists.’ It is currently providing Taiwan with military equipment to boost its military capabilities to counter Chinese aggression. There are also US military personnel on the island, training Taiwanese forces.