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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 #46 – Correcting the Narrative on China’s “New Era-gance”: Taipei, Washington, and many are angry at Beijing’s bullying
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“Furious China fires missiles near Taiwan in drills after Pelosi visit,” blared a typical headline just after the congressional delegation’s visit on Aug. 2-3. Such parroting of Beijing propaganda wrongly blames a…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #45 – The prescience of Abe’s vision for Taiwan
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Pursuit of a rules-based order for the Indo-Pacific had been one of Abe Shinzo’s foreign policy hallmarks. In hindsight, it now appears prescient in addressing the shift in the region’s power dynamics. During the two years …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #44 – “Hybrid multilateralism” and the Yoon pursuit of middle power strategy
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Unlike his predecessor, President Biden prefers multilateral mechanisms to promote partnership with allies. In particular, he pursues “constructive recoupling” or “relinking” with China, selectively excluding Beijing …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #43 – Post-Abe India-Japan ties: Does Kishida have what it takes?
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Two Japan-India summit meetings between prime ministers Kishida Fumio and Narendra Modi in 2022 underscore their accelerating Special Strategic and Global Partnership. This partnership is based on the shared values of freedom, …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #42 – Their money our way: Influencing highly capable allies and partners
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“Allies and partners”—multiple US strategy documents contain these three words, and senior leaders reinforce the need for their contributions at every opportunity. The US Department of Defense largely builds relationships …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #41 – Another “hotline” with China isn’t the answer
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When US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met his Chinese counterpart, Minister Wei Fenghe, on the sidelines of the Shangri-la Dialogue in June, he reportedly urged the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to participate more …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #40 – Abe Shinzo: How to handle an unpredictable America
Much has been written since former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s death about his status as a “polarizing” figure. This was true in domestic Japanese politics, in China, and in South Korea, where Abe’s views and actions …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #39 – Abe Shinzo’s legacy in Southeast Asia
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The murder of Abe Shinzo on July 8 was a profound political shock to Japan and to the world. He was not the incumbent prime minister, and his death did not directly affect the current decision-making process of the Japanese …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #38 – China’s “containment” policy against America
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Chinese officials and government media constantly decry what they call the US “containment” policy against China. They allege that Washington’s intention is to prevent China from becoming relatively stronger or …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #37 – Abe’s death creates a void in Japan
Shortly after the March 2011 tragedy struck Japan, critic Azuma Hiroki wrote that “the disaster broke us apart.” He reasoned that the randomness of the death and destruction of that triple catastrophe—earthquake, tsunami, …
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