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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 #54 – It’s Not About Stuff: Why US-Japan Defense Cooperation Will Grow
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #48 – Forget Decoupling: ‘Collective Resilience’ is the Strategy to Address China’s Challenge
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An earlier version of this article was published in The Japan Times. China has been quick to use its rising economic strength to punish countries that defy it. That capacity for coercion will only grow as China masters new …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #47 – The Collapse of Chinese Soft Power
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The Chinese government recently became very interested in the idea of soft power and how it could help China achieve its goals. After a slow start, however, Chinese soft power regressed badly in 2020, yielding to heavier …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #46 – In Memoriam: Brent Scowcroft
The Pacific Forum has lost a treasured mentor and friend. The passing at 95 of retired Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, USAF on August 6 is another loss to our country in a challenging year. Brent Scowcroft is the only person…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #45 – Aegis Ashore and Japan’s Constitutional Debate
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An earlier version of this article was published in East Asia Forum. Last month, Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono made the sudden announcement that Tokyo was abandoning plans to deploy two Aegis Ashore missile defense …
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