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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 – Comparative Connections Summary- May 2020 Issue
COMPARATIVE CONNECTIONS SUMMARY- MAY 2020 ISSUE REGIONAL OVERVIEW THE PANDEMIC SPREADS AND THE WORLD RESPONDS BY RALPH COSSA, PACIFIC FORUM & BRAD GLOSSERMAN, TAMA UNIVERSITY CRS/PACIFIC FORUM The COVID-19 pandemic …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #26 – Interpreting China’s “Wolf-Warrior Diplomacy”
DiRecently the Chinese foreign ministry has taken an increasingly strident tone against the United States, Australia, and other countries. Dubbed “wolf-warrior diplomacy,” this new approach seems popular inside China and …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #24R – Response to PacNet #24, “The destruction of North Korean agriculture: We need to rethink UN sanctions”
James A. Kelly replies: Professor Hazel Smith has long been respected for her economic analysis of North Korea. Her recent PacNet 24 shows the possibility of serious outcomes but is incomplete in both economic and geopolitical …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #25 – China’s Eight Arguments Against Western ‘Hubris’ and Why They Fail
The poor performance of Western Europe and the United States during the pandemic has revived Western declinism. A recent example is an essay by Zhou Bo of the Center of China-American Defense Relations, Academy of Military …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #24 – The destruction of North Korean agriculture: We need to rethink UN sanctions
In 2016 and 2017, in response to North Korea’s continued nuclear testing, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) expanded sanctions that had previously been targeted at commodities, individuals, and institutions linked to …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #23 – How ASEAN Should Respond to China’s South China Sea Tactics
“The South China Sea is a major issue in the heart of ASEAN’s own region. For ASEAN not to address it would severely damage its credibility. ASEAN must not take sides on the various claims, but it has to take and state a …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #22 – The US-Australia Alliance and Deterrence in the Pacific Islands Region
The full version of this article is available on Pacific Forum’s Young Leader Blog. Since 2018, representatives from Australia and the United States have engaged in an annual dialogue to refresh the alliance’s thinking about…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #21 – The Philippine and Indonesian Militaries’ War On Covid-19, and What it Means for Reform
Faced with limited resources and poor health care systems, Indonesia and the Philippines have used their militaries to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of Indonesia and President Rodrigo Duterte …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #20 – Pacific Forum Coverage on Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how people live and work around the world, and regional security experts in the Indo-Pacific are no exception. 2020 looked to be a year of important firsts  – like Xi Jinping’s first state …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #19 – Five Reasons Why Xi’s ‘Peking Model’ Will Struggle Post-Covid-19
Xi Jinping’s model of governance—from an economically prosperous “Chinese dream” for its people to a “Community of Shared Future for Humanity” with China leading the way—has provided the reference points for …
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