Roundtables

Roundtables


China’s Foreign Relations After the Party Congress
On Oct. 26, 2022, Pacific Forum held a Comparative Connections Roundtable that discussed the events of the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, and the foreign policy implications of Xi Jinping securing his precedent-breaking third term as the party’s general secretary. The session was moderated by Mr. Rob York (Pacific Forum), and featured Dr. June…
Flashpoints in the Indo-Pacific Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine
On June 13, 2022, Pacific Forum organized a Comparative Connections Roundtable that discussed the impact of the Russian conflict in Ukraine on three flashpoints of the Indo-Pacific. The session was moderated by Rob York (Pacific Forum) and featured Dr. David Keegan (Chinese Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies), Mr. Aidan Foster-Carter (Honorary Senior Research Fellow in…
South Korea’s Presidential Election

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February 23, 2022

South Korea’s Presidential Election

On Feb. 23, 2022, Pacific Forum organized a Comparative Connections Roundtable that discussed South Korea’s presidential race, the results of which may cause a shift in Seoul’s relations with the US, China, and Japan. The session was moderated by Ralph Cossa (Pacific Forum), and featured Dr. Mason Richey (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul), Mr. Scott A. Snyder (Council…
Japan’s Elections and its Foreign Relations

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November 3, 2021

Japan’s Elections and its Foreign Relations

On Nov. 3, 2021, Pacific Forum organized the Comparative Connections Roundtable that discussed the recent elections in Japan and their impact on regional partnerships, particularly with ASEAN member states in Southeast Asia and the wider Indo-Pacific region. The session was moderated by Brad Glosserman (Pacific Forum/Tama University), and featured Dr. June Teufel Dreyer (University of Miami), Dr. Kei Koga (Nanyang…
ASEAN Centrality after the Myanmar Coup

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June 14, 2021

ASEAN Centrality after the Myanmar Coup

On June 14 the Pacific Forum hosted its first Comparative Connections Roundtable on the subject of ASEAN Centrality after the Myanmar Coup. The session was the first in a series of events in which authors from Comparative Connections: A Triannual Journal of Bilateral Relations in the Indo-Pacific, meet to discuss timely matters of importance to the region as a whole.

Daily Digest

South China Morning Post – China just got closer to defeating hypersonic weapons with reusable tech

Chinese engineers say they’ve solved a big problem that could allow major advances in air defence. System is based on a drone that can fly at Mach 5.

Asia Times – Sanctions move China to replace chips supply chain

ASML CEO says what needs to be said about US pressure on the lithography front.

Reuters – Rights group says several Chinese ‘white paper’ protestors still in detention

Several demonstrators who were apprehended for publicly protesting China’s then-ongoing zero-COVID policy remain in detention, face charges or have not been heard from, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Thursday.

Reuters – Myanmar opium cultivation surging under military rule – UN report

Opium cultivation in military-ruled Myanmar jumped 33% last year, reversing a six-year downward trend in the strife-torn country, a United Nations report said on Thursday.

Asia Times – Australia wants smart sea mines to put China in check

Canberra hopes improved mine warfare capability will deter China where its fanciful nuclear submarine plan has not.

Asia Times – McCarthy’s House rule is a gift to China

New House Speaker threatening to drive US into default, a market-shaking scenario that would ultimately benefit Beijing.