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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 #3 – Getting China Policy Right
It should go without saying but I’ll start by saying it: to get China policy right we must first get China right. This means seeing China as it is, not as we would like it to be or as it claims to be. If one were to …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #2 – Comparative Connections Summary: January 2021
Editor’s Note: This issue is dedicated to the memory of Sheldon Simon, noted scholar and long-time contributor to Comparative Connections who passed away on Jan. 2. Our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #1 – South Koreans’ Negative View of China is Nothing New, but is Getting Worse
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To outside observers South Korea’s negative attitude toward China appears to be growing apace, but it is nothing new to locals. Since an annual poll by the Institute of Peace and Unification Studies (IPUS) at Seoul National …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #74 – 2020 PacNet Commentary Index
The comprehensive 2020 index includes each PacNet commentary below.  Pacific Forum will continue to publish timely insight and analysis in 2021. Comparative Connections Summary: January 2020 South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine: Three …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #73 – How Hong Kong’s National Security Law Erases Its Freedoms
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The following is an excerpt from Making Hong Kong China: The Rollback of Human Rights and the Rule of Law, published by Columbia University Press. In 2019, the world looked on as millions of ordinary Hongkongers took to the …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #72 – A New Administration: An Opportunity for Seoul and the US Alliance
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The following is the sixth and final part of a post-election series on the impact of the Biden administration on US relations in the Indo-Pacific. Visit here for part one, here for part two, here for part three, here for …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #71 – Improved Fishing Oversight Complements Taiwan’s Diplomatic Gains – Time to Act Now
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Though less than a year old, the second administration of Tsai Ing-wen has reaped many foreign policy successes for Taiwan. For example, successful management of Covid-19, visits by high-level American officials, the visit of …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #70 – A US-Japan agenda for the Biden administration
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The following is part of a post-election series on the impact of the Biden administration on US relations in the Indo-Pacific. Visit here for part one, here for part two, here for part three, and here for part four. The …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #69 – Alliance Noir: A Hard-boiled Approach to Guide the Australia-US Alliance
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The following is part of a post-election series on the impact of the Biden administration on US relations in the Indo-Pacific. Visit here for part one, here for part two, and here for part three. Australians are pragmatic, …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #68 – Sliding Toward a Less Orderly World
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The following is an extract from the introduction to the Regional Security Outlook 2021, prepared by the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific In a matter of weeks Covid-19 erased “normality” across most of …
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