Water Wars: Fighters, Flights, and Perhaps a FONOP
Lawfare’s weekly update on events related to the East China Sea and South China Sea that affect relations in East Asia.
cogitASIA: Opportunities & Challenges Await Vietnam Premier on Visit to Washington
Vietnam’s prime minister visits the US and gives Trump a chance to engage Southeast Asia.
Small Wars Journal – No More Fun and Games: How China’s Acquisition of U.S. Media Entities Threatens America’s National Security
Chinese investments in US media pose aren’t just about money.
MERICS: Why sanctions against North Korea don’t work
Lower expectations for sanctions against North Korea.
PacNet #42 – How Trump is reimagining America’s role
– Sholto Byrnes, ISIS Malaysia
Lowy Institute – TPP: With one down, can 11 stand?
Can Japan save the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
The Strategist: Silence is falling on the South China Sea
An unexpected silence from Manila.
China-US Focus: New Strategic Thinking on Korea
China should take the lead in promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
PacNet #41 – North Korea: intra-elite conflict and the relevance for global security
“The focus on Kim Jong Un as supreme leader is misplaced and dangerous. It obscures and prevents discussion of where real power lies in North Korea.”
China-US Focus: Is U.S. Alarm over China’s Belt and Road Initiative Overhyped?
Amitai Etzioni argues that China’s Belt and Road Initiative should not be viewed as a threat as it is primarily focused on increasing Chinese influence in the region rather than a form of coercion.