Washington can no longer take the Caribbean for granted. That means more than just impotently warning partners south of the hemisphere about China and Russia. Instead it will require more effective diplomacy and economic statecraft.
On the third episode of “Two gringos with questions,” your hosts talked to Ambassador Shannon on the importance of U.S. presence in the region and his secrets for surviving thousands of meetings and briefings.
El Salvador’s change will likely contribute to the sense of urgency of the remaining states that recognize Taiwan to follow the Salvadoran example and close a deal with the PRC before the opportunities for negotiating compensation for doing so dry up.