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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 #18: The Realignment of Strategic Priorities for Combined Regional Deterrence
The US-ROK-Japan strategic partnership sends an important message across the globe as the bastion of the liberal democracy in the Northeast Asia. The strategic triangle shares moments of historical discordances and harmony in th…
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YL Blog #17 – Reflections on the Indo-Pacific and the Demise of the INF: Challenges and Opportunities
In July, I joined a gathering of analysts, researchers and government figures from the United States and allied states within the Indo-Pacific at the Centre for Global Security Research (CGSR) in Livermore, California, to discus…
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YL Blog #16: Fostering Trust and Dialogue to Manage US-China Strategic Competition
Early this month, the US Department of Defense released its Indo-Pacific Strategy Report. In the said document, the DOD stressed the primacy of the Indo-Pacific Region in terms of priority level and citing inter-state strategic …
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YL Blog #15 – Operationalizing Deterrence in the Indo-Pacific: Soft Deterrence and Foreign Interference Legislation
Australia has become a major theatre for Chinese interference and grey zone warfare. Over the last year, the country’s political system has been wracked with political scandals, cyberattacks, disunity between State and Commonw…
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YL Blog #14: Religions as Actors in Global Governance
The significance of religion in global governance How can the G20 Interfaith Forum contribute to global governance? This is a question that most of the leaders in the G20 Interfaith Forum seem to struggle with. However, it seems…
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YL Blog #13 – Addressing Butterfly Questions: The Planet, Plastic Pollution and Policy Pathways at Japan’s G20
In its fifth year, the 2019 G20 Interfaith Forum gathered outside of Tokyo to discuss an ambitious agenda organized under the triple-P thematic of Peace, People and Planet: Pathways Forward. While each of these broad themes guid…
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YL Blog #12 – Strengthening the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: The Role of the Religious Community
In June, the 2019 Japan G20 Interfaith Forum in Tokyo gathered experts from religion, civil society, government and academia to focus on issues vital to security and well-being in the face of disasters. The challenges included p…
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YL Blog #11: The Gods, The People and The Earth
A better start for the G20 Summit in Osaka couldn’t have happened than the G20 Interfaith Forum, which took place from June 7-9, 2019. The forum saw a myriad gathering of religious leaders from across the globe. Held at th…
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YL Blog #10: 100 Resilient Cities Initiative Ends, but the Work Continues
In early April, the Rockefeller Foundation announced the end of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) program. Established in 2013 by the Rockefeller Foundation, the goal of 100RC was to increase the institutional resilience capacity…
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YL Blog #9 – Facial Recognition Technology: Use and Abuse Cases in the United States, China and Hawaii
Imagine you and your family are part of a minority ethnic group and practice a minority religion. The government does not support your practices and has developed a facial recognition system that notifies local police when you a…
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