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January 21, 2024

Just days after Taiwan’s presidential election, the Pacific Island nation of Nauru announced it would be switching diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to the People’s Republic of China. Peter Connolly explains how and why the PRC has sought to expand its strategic space in the Pacific Islands in a new essay for the Mapping China’s Strategic Space website. A post-election commentary by Robert Sutter looks at Taiwan’s ongoing partisan debates and considers whether China might attack Taiwan.

With support from the Hinrich Foundation, NBR conducted a series of activities around the United States’ 2023 APEC host year. A newly released commentary by Geeta Rao Gupta, Ambassador-at-Large for the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, reflects on the work of the APEC Women and the Economy Forum to remove the economic barriers that women face in the APEC region.

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