Volume 1, Issue 1

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April - June 1999 · Published: Jul 1999

Daily Digest

Asia Times – Philippines on cusp of new South China Sea cold war

Japanese join in expressing outrage over China’s activities in Philippine waters including environmental damage.

Nikkei Asia – Asian EV companies descend on Dunkirk as Europe courts investment

Influx from east is transforming France’s automaking heartland into electric hub.

The Diplomat – What Is the State of the Chinese State?

Pronouncements of its demise amid a strengthening of CCP control may be premature.

The Diplomat – The India-Middle East-Europe Corridor in Europe’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

IMEC is a chance to translate the many declarations and diplomatic initiatives undertaken by the EU – including its focus on India – into concrete actions.

Nikkei Asia – China walks fine line with eye on summits with Biden, Putin

China is performing a delicate balancing act in diplomacy by moving to improve ties with the U.S. while reaffirming cooperation with Russia, as it seeks to set up top-level meetings with both this fall.

Asia Times – Even a Trump return likely wouldn’t dislodge AUKUS

UK and Australia are solid; India and other important non-member countries see much to like about countering China.