PacNet #53 – Comparative Connections Summary: September 2019
The National Interest: Is the Philippines Becoming Russia’s Newest Ally?
Evidence that there is a budding relationship between the Philippines and Russia.
The Strategist: Mr Morrison goes to Washington
An Australian perspective on Prime Minister Morrison’s upcoming visit to Washington.
The Diplomat: China-Thailand Military Ties in the Headlines With New Shipbuilding Pact
More evidence of China-Thailand defense cooperation.
The Diplomat – Growing India-South Korea Strategic Synergy: The Defense Domain
A summary of actions being taken to improve defense cooperation between South Korea and India.
PacNet #52: Debunking Myths about US-Taiwan Arms Sales
Council on Foreign Relations – The U.S.-Australia Alliance: What to Know
A brief summary of the US-Australia relationship in anticipation of Prime Minister Morrison’s visit to Washington on Sept. 20.
South China Morning Post: Will backlash force Duterte to retreat from South China Sea oil exploration deal with Beijing?
Hints that President Duterte may be equivocating on his statement that he would “ignore” the 2016 ruling by an arbitral tribunal on competing claims in the South China Sea.
PacNet #51: Normalizing North Korean Ballistic Missile Tests
PacNet #50: Strong Evidence Targeting China – Lasting Constraints on US Engagement