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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 #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…
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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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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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