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Government of Solomon Islands Severs Ties with Taiwan for China

September 19, 2019

Episode Notes:

The government of the Solomon Islands announced that its terminating diplomatic ties with Taiwan to establish ties with the People's Republic of China. Now, the U.S. is reassessing its assistance to the Solomon Islands.

Michael Mazza, Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins the WarCast to discuss what it means for Taiwan and stability in the Asia-Pacific.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:45 ] Rationale for the Solomon Islands
[ 1:29 ] Impact on Taiwan
[ 3:24 ] The U.S. reassesses aid
[ 5:21 ] Robustness of China's efforts
[ 8:38 ] Longer-term stability

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