Volume 2, Issue 4

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October - December 2000 · Published: Jan 2001

Daily Digest

Asia Times – US-India ties dangle darkly on Sikh separatist kill plot

The United States government recently stated it had thwarted a plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader in the US and issued a warning to the Indian government.

Asia Times – China expo first test of Xi-Biden rapprochement

Amazon, Honeywell, Intel and several other top-tier American companies are slated to participate in the first China International Supply Chain Expo in Beijing this week.

The Diplomat – Extinguishing a Point of Contention: Examining Transboundary Haze in Southeast Asia

As Indonesia faces another year of intensifying peatland fires, longstanding regional tensions around transboundary haze continue to envelop Southeast Asia.

The Diplomat – Vietnam, Japan Establish Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Japan and Vietnam have officially established a comprehensive strategic partnership, pledging a broad expansion of security and economic ties on the 50th anniversary of the two nations’ diplomatic relations.

The Diplomat – North Korea Successfully Launched Its Military Spy Satellite. What Now?

North Korea’s successful launch of a spy satellite will necessitate active counter-measures from the United States and its allies.

The Diplomat – Want to Reset China-US Relations? Bring Back Fulbright China

The recent meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in California was heralded as an initial attempt to thaw relations.