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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 #55 – What’s in a word? Calling it “containment” makes a huge difference
Any discussion of US-China relations will, without fail, include Chinese denunciations of America’s mistaken efforts to wage “a new Cold War” against China to check its rise and contain the spread of its influence. The US …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #54 – What AUKUS means for Malaysia’s technological future
When the leaders of Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced their new trilateral security partnership, AUKUS, on Sept. 15, Malaysia’s prime minister released a statement expressing concern about its …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #53 – What should Washington expect from US-China strategic stability talks?
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that US President Joe Biden proposed strategic stability talks to Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping during their virtual meeting on Nov. 15 and that “the two leaders agreed that we would …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #52 – The Growing Crisis of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing
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A recent conference, in which Pacific Forum joined the Navy League’s Indo-Pacific Maritime Security Exchange (IMSE), the East-West Center, and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, focused on the …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #51 – What AUKUS means for European security
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The Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) security pact is a European—not just French—issue. While the canceled contract with Australia was not about European submarines, and the strategic partnership with Australia was not with the …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #50 – Fold, call, or raise? China’s potential reactions to AUKUS
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Over a month has passed since the announcement of the defense cooperation agreement among Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (AUKUS). While the deal includes cooperation in a variety of areas, the most eye-…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #49 – Xi Jinping’s top five foreign policy mistakes
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Xi Jinping’s aggressive foreign policy is stimulating increased international opposition to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) agenda, undoing years of effort by Chinese officials to assure regional governments that a …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #48 – New Zealand and AUKUS: Affected without being included
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Seventy years ago Australia and New Zealand cut a deal with the United States. In exchange for accepting Washington’s generous peace agreement with Tokyo while they were still concerned about Japan’s intentions, Canberra and…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #47 – China’s Challenges and Effective Defense: America’s Conundrum
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This assessment draws from the major revision of his assessment of United States-China relations in the forthcoming volume US-China Relations: Perilous Past, Uncertain Future: Fourth Edition (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #46 – After AUKUS, “present at the creation” in the 21st century
For more from this author, visit his recent chapter of Comparative Connections. Announcement of the Australia-UK-US (AUKUS) “enhanced trilateral security partnership” has generated a lot of attention—good and bad. Most has…
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