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PacNet Commentary

A weekly publication generated from a network of policy research institutes designed to facilitate communication on timely events in the region and to serve as a vehicle for sharing research results and analyses.
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #27 – How the ASEAN Regional Forum Can Promote Security and Prosperity
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The following is a summary of the author’s article published in Pacific Forum’s Issues & Insights. Read the full article here. The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) was established in 1994 to promote peace and stability …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #26 –Why Australia Needs an Indo-Pacific National Strategy
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An earlier version of this article was published in The Australian. The events of the past few years have demonstrated that Australia’s strategy for dealing with the rise of China is out of date. It requires a serious and …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #25 – Improving US-China Crisis Communications—Thinking Beyond the Air and Sea
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As the Pentagon’s China Task Force prepares to deliver its final report to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin next month, one of the key issues on the table is how to strengthen US-China crisis communications. The focus is …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #24 – Comparative Connections Summary: May 2021
REGIONAL OVERVIEW CHANGE IN STYLE, CONTINUITY IN ASIA POLICY BY RALPH COSSA, PACIFIC FORUM & BRAD GLOSSERMAN, TAMA UNIVERSITY CRS/PACIFIC FORUM Quadrennially, we write to assure readers that there will be more …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #23 –How Women, Peace and Security Gives the US and Australia an Edge in the Indo-Pacific
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The following is a summary of the authors’ article published in Pacific Forum’s Issues & Insights. Read the full article here. While empowering women may be a long-game strategy for retaining the edge in great power …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #22 – Russia and Myanmar: Moscow’s Expanding Influence?
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An earlier version of this article was published at RSIS.  In recent years, Russia’s relations with Myanmar have strengthened, particularly in the defense sector. Russia is the second largest source of weapons for Myanmar, …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #21 – Who Kim Jong Un’s “Worst Ever” Declaration was Aimed At
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An earlier version of this article was published in The National Interest. The coronavirus has been a disaster for North Korea. Last week Kim Jong Un warned that his country faces the “worst-ever” situation. He said …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #20 – Strengthening Transboundary River Governance is Key to ASEAN Centrality
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The following is adapted from a report on the “Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening Transboundary River Governance,” a half-day virtual conference organized by the East-West Center and hosted by the US Department of …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #19 – A Moment of Truth (Again) for ASEAN
I understand that the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a consensus-based organization that “moves at a pace comfortable to all,” which means at a pace comfortable to its slowest member. I also …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #18 – Women, Peace and Security Under a Biden-Harris Administration (Part Three: Relief and Recovery)
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The following is the third in the three-part series on what the Biden-Harris administration means for the Women, Peace and Security agenda. For part one, click here. For part two, click here. Content Notice: This article …
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