ThinkTech Hawaii (Global Connections): Pacific Forum Reaches Across the Pacific
Pacific Forum President Bob Girrier was featured on ThinkTech Hawaii’s Global Connections discussing the Pacific Forum’s role in researching, analyzing, and raising public awareness about foreign policy and security issues across the Indo-Pacific.
The Japan Times: Japan and the ‘great power competition’
Senior Advisor Brad Glosserman reflects on the rise of Asia and the evolution of relationships and interactions. Glosserman’s opinion piece in The Japan Times calls for a common conception and agreement on “great power competition.” He notes the importance of all participants committing to find and forge consensus, and believes that the Japan-US alliance should lead the way.
Director for Regional Affairs Rob York‘s recent article in The Daily NK offers insight into what the North Korea policy could look like under a Biden administration.
Adjunct fellow Kristi Govella is quoted in The New York Times, discussing Japan’s foreign policy response to increased Chinese “muscle-flexing” across the region.
Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft: The United States has legitimate nuclear concerns with China
Vice President David Santoro addresses US concerns about the evolution of China’s nuclear capabilities and examines prospects for escalation in a recent Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft publication. Santoro argues, “Yes, China has a smaller arsenal than the United States and Russia, but it is bigger than any of the other nuclear-armed states, it is growing, and Beijing refuses to articulate a level at which it would have ‘enough’ weapons.”
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.
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.
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.