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Pacific Forum Affiliates in the Media

Quotes and articles by Pacific Forum affiliates

May 21, 2020

The Hill: Inflamed American attitudes interfere in healthy competition with China

Non-resident Kelly Fellow Elliot Silverberg co-authors a new article in The Hill. He examines the US-China relationship and policy constraints from inflamed opinion and increasing Anti-Asian prejudice in the US. He emphasizes the importance of not punishing the Chinese people for actions of the Chinese government and healthy co-existence with China.

April 24, 2020 

The Diplomat: COVID-19 Presents Opportunities for Australia-South Korea Relations

Vasey Fellow Tom Corben publishes a new article in The Diplomat. He examines the opportunities for Australia and South Korea to collaborate and shine together, given the lack of global leadership in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Their shared experiences coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and history of middle power cooperation put Seoul and Canberra in a good position to enhance bilateral relations and collaborate on a range of initiatives in pursuit of international cooperation to address the global pandemic.


April 20, 2020 

KHON2: A former North Korean diplomat was elected to South Korean parliament. Now what?

Director for Regional Affairs Rob York comments on former North Korean diplomat, Thae Yong-ho, winning a seat in the South Korean parliament. He believes Thae’s election to an individual seat in the National Assembly won’t change ties with the U.S. or North Korea.

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April 20, 2020

Asian Survey: China’s Development Assistance in Southeast Asia: A threat to Japanese Interests?

Affiliate Fellow Raymond Yamamoto writes a new article on the Sino-Japanese rivalry in the field of development assistance. He concludes that despite the popular framing, Japan has been profiting from China’s rise as a leading development assistance provider in Southeast Asia.


April 15, 2020

Stars and Stripes: ‘Elephant walk’ on Guam served as timely US airpower demonstration, defense expert says

President Emeritus and WSD-Handa Chair in Peace Studies at Pacific Forum Ralph A. Cossa comments on recent elephant walk display by U.S. military forces on Guam.

April 13, 2020

CSIS China Power: Prospects for China’s Inclusion in Strategic Nuclear Talks: A Conversation with David Santoro 

Vice President and Director for Nuclear Policy David Santoro joins the latest episode of CSIS China Power Project‘s podcast to discuss the potential for China to join strategic nuclear dialogues with the U.S. and Russia.

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April 8, 2020

The New York Times: China’s Coronavirus Battle is Waning. Its Propaganda Fight Is Not. 

Pacific Forum Senior Advisor Bonnie Glaser is quoted in the New York Times. She believes the Chinese are fearful that there will be an investigation of how coronavirus started and are trying to repair early damage to China’s reputation.

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March 31, 2020

The New York Times: Why Asia’s New Wave of Virus Cases Should Worry the World 

Pacific Forum Adjunct Fellow Kristi Govella is quoted in the New York Times. She emphasizes the importance of cooperation between countries to address the transnational global Coronavirus pandemic.


March 12, 2020

Hawaii News Now – Pacific Rim Report: How countries are responding to coronavirus outbreak

Director of Non-proliferation, Technology, and Fellowships Crystal Pryor appears on Hawaii News Now’s Pacific Rim Report to discuss Asian nations’ responses to COVID-19. She reflects on China’s latest role in the pandemic, globalization’s new phase, and implications for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.