Volume 1, Issue 1

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April - June 1999 · Published: Jul 1999

Daily Digest

Project Syndicate: The Illusion of a Rules-Based Global Order

Brahma Chellaney argues that the idea of a global rules-based order is an illusion.

Japan Times: Time for U.S. pivot on North Korea?

An argument for a harsh US response to any surprise “Christmas gift” from North Korea.

Carnegie Moscow Center: What the End of the INF Treaty Means for China

An assessment of what the end of the INF Treaty means for China.

ASEAN Today: Bangkok’s balancing act: Is Thailand really in lockstep with China?

An argument that Thailand is working to balance its relationships with the US and China.

Asia Times: Is anti-Americanism rising again in South Korea?

A prediction that there will be a return of anti-Americanism in South Korea in 2020.

Council on Foreign Relations – Year in Review 2019: The U.S.-China Tech Cold War Deepens and Expands

An assessment of US-China technology competition suggests that it will continue to grow in 2020.

The Atlantic: Inside the Collapse of Trump’s Korea Policy

Uri Friedman assesses the collapse of the Trump administration’s approach toward relations with North Korea.

38 North: Stop Trying to Define “Denuclearization” and Just Start Doing It

A tutorial on how to think about “denuclearization” on the Korean Peninsula.

The Strategist: Russia’s growing interests in the South China Sea

An assessment of Russia’s engagement in Southeast Asia.

The Interpreter – Chart of the week: Global trade through a US-China lens

A chart that shows how China has replaced the US as the major trading partner for other countries.