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Original commentary from Pacific Forum Young Leaders that presents next-generation analysis and reactions to regional issues and challenges, often based on their participation in senior-level conferences and dialogues.
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YL Blog #28: Alliance Thinking About Deterrence in the Pacific Islands Region
Introduction When discussions regarding strategic competition between the United States and China invariably turn to potential sites or circumstances for military confrontation — if not deterring conflict in the first instance…
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YL Blog #27: Reinforcing the US Extended Deterrence in the ROK and Japan
I attended the US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Strategic Dialogue on September 5-6, 2019 in Maui, Hawaii as a part of Pacific Forum Young Leaders delegation. In this piece, I would like to discuss key lessons of the dialogue session at …
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YL Blog #26 – Extended Deterrence in the Age of Trump: Hardware, Software, and Malware
2019 US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Strategic Dialogue offered an excellent forum to gauge the current strategic thinking and debates in Washington, Tokyo, and Seoul. The event comprised experts’ remarks apropos the extended deterren…
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YL Blog #24: Regions and Its Contestations
The first plenary session of the Asia-Pacific roundtable, titled Asia Pacific vs. Indo Pacific: rationale, contestation and implications brought into light two fundamental questions of what a region is and why we are experiencin…
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YL Blog #25: The Advancement of China’s Tech Industry and Their Attitude of Self-Reliance
For the past 33 years, the Asia Pacific Roundtable (APR) has been a primary convention for policy makers and opinion drivers to engage in meaningful discussions on strategic issues and challenges for the Asia Pacific region. As …
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YL Blog #23 – Pragmatism Versus Principles: How Regional Actors Are Navigating the China-U.S. Standoff in the Indo-Pacific
The 33rd Asian Pacific Roundtable, held 24 to 26 June 2019, was enveloped by two major developments in the region: the start of the U.S.-China trade dispute and the publication of the United States’ Indo-Pacific Strategy, whic…
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YL Blog #22: Managing US-China Strategic Competition by Overcoming the Perception Gap
In recent years, the U.S.-China relationship has been undermined by their increasing bilateral economic disputes, the strategic and economic tensions between U.S. and China are escalating, which has caused much concerns across t…
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YL Blog #21: Mitigating the Danger of Nuclear Escalation in a Western Pacific Crisis
The potential of a crisis between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is an inherently chilling proposition. Beyond the substantial loss of life that could be expected to accompany any conventional c…
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YL Blog #20: Pacific Forum Trilateral Strategic Dialogue Follow-up TTX
Players: United States (U.S.), Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan (JAP) Move 1  CHINA/HK Into the spring of 2020 the Hong Kong protests remain well-organized and participant numbers are at an all-time high. Protestors utilize gu…
PacNet #13 – Keep an eye on North Korean cyber-crime as the Covid-19 spreads
YL Blog #19 – GSOMIA vs. TISA: What is the Big Deal?
Introduction South Korea’s announcement to end the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with Japan on August 22 marks the lowest of bilateral relations. Following the decision, Japan’s removal of South…
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