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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 #58 – Cooling US-Cambodia Relations: The Incentivization Argument and Its Errors
Recent developments have blown a distinctly chill wind onto once-warming US-Cambodia relations. First came the US’ sanctioning of the Union Development Group under the Global Magnitsky Act last month, followed by the release …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #57 – Mongolians are Paranoid about China, and They Should Be
Many Mongolians fear China will eventually take over their country. They are correct to worry. Mongolia is structurally vulnerable. It is a large chunk of land (four times the size of Germany) with a sparse population of only 3 …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #56 – The West’s Cambodia Dilemma
An earlier version of this article was published in New Mandala. The European Union and the United States face a Cambodia dilemma: Both have imposed sanctions in response to Cambodia’s drift from democracy, risking Phnom Penh…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #55 – Will Covid-19 Cost China its ‘World’s Factory’ Title?
The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to more than public health; global trade, particularly the global value chain (GVC) system, has also suffered. The global economy has experienced significant shock, given the closing…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #54 – It’s Not About Stuff: Why US-Japan Defense Cooperation Will Grow
In this time of political uncertainty in both nations, we must remember that US-Japan defense cooperation is not all about stuff and money; it is about the strategic nature of the partnership—a pair of like-minded nations …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #53 – Comparative Connections Summary- September 2020 Issue
COMPARATIVE CONNECTIONS SUMMARY- SEPTEMBER 2020 ISSUE REGIONAL OVERVIEW AN “ALLIANCE OF DEMOCRACIES”: IS THERE ANY THERE THERE? BY RALPH COSSA, PACIFIC FORUM & BRAD GLOSSERMAN, TAMA UNIVERSITY CRS/PACIFIC FORUM The “…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #52 – Japan’s Quest for a New Security Strategy and the Japan-US Alliance
Almost seven years have passed since the Government of Japan established its first National Security Strategy in December 2013. It defines Japan’s national security interests and security objectives, as well as how to achieve …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #51 – Fighting Covid-19 in Steppes: Mongolian Community-Based Mitigation
While many nations’ Covid-19 responses have received mixed praise or criticism from the international community, Mongolia has quietly demonstrated competence and selflessness in the face of adversity. The nation responded …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #50 – With Abe’s Departure, What Next for Seoul?
Abe Shinzo, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, has left the scene. Not many Korea analysts were Abe fans for any number of reasons (his nationalist tendencies, the militarization effort he led, typified by his push to …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #49 – The Evolution of Japan’s Space Strategy and the Japan-US Alliance
An earlier version of this article was published at the Institute for Security & Development Policy. In July 2020, the Japanese government signed a Joint Exploration Declaration of Intent (JEDI) with NASA to join the Artemis…
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