Volume 1, Issue 3

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October - December 1999 · Published: Jan 2000

Daily Digest

Nikkei Asia – TSMC’s fate will indeed be at stake if China attacks Taiwan – Nikkei Asia

U.S. shouldn’t threaten to bomb foundries, but self-destruction can be deterrent.

Asia Times – India upgrading BrahMos to close missile gap with China

Nuclear-armed BrahMos supersonic cruise missile may become the air-based foundation of India’s nascent nuclear triad.

Asia Times – Another UN Myanmar envoy bites the dust

Critics will condemn Noeleen Heyzer’s ineffectual tenure but the true blame lies with the UN’s dysfunctional, bloated and corrupt system.

The Diplomat – What Is the Quad?

The grouping’s exact role in the Indo-Pacific is the subject of considerable debate. Here’s what scholars from all four countries could agree on.

Nikkei Asia – Indian and Nepali PMs discuss border dispute in New Delhi meeting

Modi says both sides seek closer ties as they sign deals on infrastructure.

Yonhap News Agency – Court finalizes ruling against disclosing minutes of 2015 Seoul-Tokyo pact on sex slavery

The Supreme Court on Thursday finalized a ruling in favor of the foreign ministry’s decision not to disclose the minutes of the 2015 Seoul-Tokyo agreement on resolving issues from Japan’s wartime sexual enslavement of Korean women.