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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 #19 – Myanmar: Words like “genocide” have consequences
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On March 21, the US Department of State declared that the actions by the Myanmar government against the Rohingya Muslim ethnic minority in 2017 were genocide. The Myanmar military’s role had been defended in the International …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #18 – Ukraine and the decoupling of space cooperation with Russia
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The imposition of wide-reaching sanctions against Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine will have long-lasting effects on the space industry, academia, and government cooperation. International cooperation with Russia, …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #17 – Ukraine: After invasion, what?
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered a pressure campaign unprecedented in both speed and severity. Many governments are trying to further pressure Moscow. A few others are discussing off-ramps to deescalate the conflict…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #16 – South Korea’s presidential election aftermath: Ukraine as test for a “global pivotal state”
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For more from this author, visit his recent chapter of Comparative Connections. South Korea has watched the tragic development of war in Ukraine and—like much of the rest of the world—come down firmly on the side of …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #15 – Ukraine: A turning point in Japanese foreign policy?
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted an unprecedented global response. Despite their geographic distance, many Asian countries have joined the United States and Europe in imposing a wide range of sanctions. Japan …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #14 – What the war in Ukraine means for Taiwan
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The war in Ukraine has implications for Taiwan, which similarly fears attempted forced annexation by an authoritarian neighbor. There are different interpretations of those implications. Here are mine. The war in Ukraine does …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #13 – What the Indo-Pacific sees in Ukraine
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The capitals of the Indo-Pacific are closely watching the invasion of Ukraine. From Tokyo to Taipei, Hanoi to Canberra, and Bangkok to Beijing, Russia’s invasion presents a lucid lesson as to the tactics China could use in any…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #12 – Ukraine: China’s Latest Strategic Blunder
For more from this author, visit his recent chapter of Comparative Connections. Despite its self-proclaimed status as a defender of state sovereignty and the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of others, …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #11 – Nuclear submarines for our Pacific allies: When to say yes
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An earlier version of this article appeared in Real Clear Defense.  On March 9, South Korea will elect a new president. One of the first things the new president will have to determine is whether or not to get Washington to …
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
PacNet #10 – Is the US capable of shaping a rules-based international order?
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An earlier version of this article was published in The Hill. It is repeated endlessly: US foreign policy is about defending the “rules-based order.” That’s a codeword for the challenge from China, which is trying to …
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