Tsai Ing-wen is already breaking with the traditions of her pro-Beijing predecessor.
The first meeting between leaders of the two countries since 1949 conveniently is set for just before Taiwan’s critical elections.
Taiwan’s pro-China KMT suffered a huge blow in local elections. The impact may be felt far beyond Taiwan’s shores.
Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.
But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.
OPEC and co. hardly have a choice in the matter.
China is moving closer to replacing the United States as a key Pakistani ally.
Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.
Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.