Volume 1, Issue 2

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July - September 1999 · Published: Oct 1999

Daily Digest

Reuters – Philippines builds new coast guard station on island in South China Sea

The Philippines has built a new coast guard station on the contested island of Thitu in the South China Sea, boosting its ability to monitor movements of Chinese vessels and aircraft in the busy disputed waterway.

Nikkei Asia – Marcos’ courting of U.S. support is unsettling his ASEAN neighbors

Last week, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. paid an unusual visit to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii.

The Diplomat – ASEAN Holds the Key to Reducing US Dependence on Taiwan’s Chip Industry

Despite U.S. “homeshoring” efforts, the last stage of the semiconductor supply chain remains concentrated in Taiwan.

The Diplomat – The Trends Driving Transatlantic Convergence on China

China’s global ambitions and reach are stimulating debates about new forms of strategic competition, rising to the top of the transatlantic economic and security agenda.

The Diplomat – Is India Repeating Its Maldives Mistake in Bangladesh?

Bangladesh’s cricket team was not among the two teams that played in the final of this year’s Cricket World Cup.

The Diplomat – The Evolution of China’s Interference in Taiwan

On January 13, 2024, Taiwan will once again elect a president according to the country’s own constitution.