PacNet #70 – Japan’s Search for Plan C
38 North: North Korea Carefully Revs Up Public Warnings to Washington
Is North Korea making a concerted effort to get sanctions relief through public statements and collaborating with China, Russia, and South Korea?
The Diplomat: Why the First China-ASEAN Maritime Exercise Matters
An explanation of the significance of the China-ASEAN military exercise being held this week.
The Diplomat: How Vietnam Benefits From US Strategy in the South China Sea
While Vietnam can benefit from US freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea, its current strategy of maintaining an independent security posture also limits bilateral military cooperation with the US.
The Diplomat: Can the New China-India Thaw Last?
An explanation of the delicate balance in the India-China relationship.
Asia Times: What sanctions on Russia and China really mean
Are US sanction regimes on Chinese and Russian companies really about trying to maintain technological advantage and an unfair trade advantage for American companies?
The Diplomat: What Concerns Japan in the Pacific?
Japan’s engagement with the Pacific Island states is being driven by shared interests in rule of law and economic connectivity.
Asia Times: Japan offers ‘quality’ alternative to China’s BRI
How Japan’s Partnership for Quality Infrastructure is providing a meaningful alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia.
The Christian Science Monitor: Signs mount of a fundamental shift in US-China ties
Recognizing the growing number of signs that point to a fundamental shift in the US-China relationship.
The Strategist – The US strategic shift: big news for Australia, but are we prepared?
Understanding the implications for Australia if the US continues its efforts to disentangle its economy from China’s.