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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 #29 – Hints of a new North Korea nuclear strategy
An earlier version of this article appeared in The Japan Times. For more from this author, visit his recent chapter of Comparative Connections. Make no mistake: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un truly believes he needs nuclear …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #28 — Comparative Connections Summary: May 2022
Comparative Connections Summary: January-April 2022 REGIONAL OVERVIEW Ukraine Seizes the Headlines Amid Mounting Concerns About China BY RALPH COSSA, PACIFIC FORUM & BRAD GLOSSERMAN, TAMA UNIVERSITY CRS/PACIFIC   FORUM …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #27 – What Yoon Seok-yul’s election means for minority rights in South Korea
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Yoon Seok-yul’s election generated two different kinds of responses: one marked by self-congratulation and another by resignation. Those who subscribed to the former saw the peaceful transfer of power, evident in Yoon’s …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #26 – Why South Koreans See Little Difference in Biden’s North Korea Policy
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Does the South Korean public see a difference in the American administrations when it comes to North Korea? Our survey data suggests most do not. Each US president since Bill Clinton has tried to convince North Korea to end its …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #25 – A Black Sea humanitarian food corridor to Odessa
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One of the many tragic consequences of the war in Ukraine has been its impact on world food supplies and prices, and since this is a lag effect, it will only become worse over the next few months. David Beasley, former governor …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #24 – Why it’s so hard to quit Chinese steel
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Steel is all around us, from sophisticated defense weapons to railways and buildings, and the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored its critical use in medical equipment. It is the commodity great powers, notably China, may attempt …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #23 – May is a major opportunity for US relations with Asia—especially economically
Despite Washington’s understandable focus on the Ukraine war, the United States and key leaders of Asia meet this month and the stakes are high. With timing that now looks skillful, the White House unveiled its Indo-Pacific …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #22 – Feminist foreign policy and Ukraine: For now, Japan leads the way
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A gendered war is taking place in Ukraine, powered by patriarchal authoritarianism that thrives on unencumbered violence. Some women bravely serve in Ukraine’s military, the media, and in support roles on the front lines. Yet …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #21 – India’s strategic autonomy: A lesson for Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio’s official visit to India in mid-March in the midst of the Ukraine crisis highlighted the two countries’ differing stances on international affairs. While the statement issued during his…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #20 – After Ukraine – Enacting a realistic Japanese diplomatic security policy
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  An earlier version of this article appeared in the Mainichi Shimbun. It has been edited and translated from Japanese. With Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the world now stands at a crossroads. Will we revert to a …
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