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Issues & Insights

Consists of in-depth analyses covering a wide range of topics and serving as a vehicle for providing summaries of Pacific Forum workshops and conferences, along with associated papers.
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Issues & Insights Vol. 19, WP11: Evolving DPRK Nuclear Doctrine
This paper investigates how an emerging nuclear weapon state—the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)—establishes and develops its nuclear doctrine upon completion of its nuclear arsenal. Since DPRK’s first nucle…
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Issues & Insights Vol. 19, WP10 – Examining the Divergence in State and Civic Engagements: How Bilateral Tourism Can Help Facilitate Reconciliation between South Korea and Japan
South Korea-Japan relations demonstrate some of the most conflicting dynamics in East Asia, encompassing historical, political and diplomatic disagreements. Analyses tend to follow a top-down analytical framework and focus on st…
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Issues & Insights Vol. 19, WP9: The North Korea Nuclear Deal: Our Students Did It
Abstract There is no end in sight to the North Korean nuclear problem. And yet a group of international students in Geneva, Switzerland, have sketched out the contours of a possible deal. Their work, which describes mutual conce…
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Issues & Insights Vol. 19, CR6: Weighing Future Paths for the Korean Peninsula
In April 2019, Pacific Forum hosted the Northeast Asia Regional Young Leaders Security Symposium (NEARYLSS), a two-day dialogue in Tokyo, Japan, during which 25 young scholars and security analysts from China, Japan, the Republi…
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Issues & Insights Vol. 19, WP8 – China’s Digital Silk Road: Strategic Technological Competition and Exporting Political Illiberalism
The Digital Silk Road is the component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative that aims to establish China as the global technological superpower. While the Belt and Road Initiative is generally understood to be a foreign policy …
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Issues & Insights Vol. 19, WP7 – The ASEAN Regional Forum at 25: Moving Forward or Still Standing?
Executive Summary The multinational ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) celebrates its golden anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1994, it has been instrumental in bringing together 27 countries and participants from Asia, Aust…
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Issues & Insights Vol. 19, CR5: Crafting the Future of Regional Collaboration in the Yushan Forum
This publication results from The Yushan Forum: Asian Dialogue for Innovation and Progress (ADIP), a track II dialogue held on October 11-12, 2018, hosted by the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF). The opinions, findings, vi…
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Issues & Insights 2019 Half-Year Index
Issues & Insights is Pacific Forum’s publication series that includes monographs, conference reports and working papers. These in-depth analyses cover a range of topics and are published on an occasional basis. The fo…
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Issues & Insights Vol. 19, WP6 – China’s Growing Engagement in South Asia: Challenges for the US
India, often considered the natural leader of South Asia, is facing stiff competition from China. The recent tilt of the “non-nuclear five” South Asian states (i.e. Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan) toward C…
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Issues & Insights Vol. 19, WP5: Is China Challenging the Global State of Democracy?
With its economic success, China seems to convey to the world that democracy is not a prerequisite for prosperity and social well-being. This paper seeks to explore whether and how the rise of authoritarian China may affect the …
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