Volume 3, Issue 1

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January - March 2001 · Published: Apr 2001

Daily Digest

Lawfare: In Pakistan’s Financial Crisis, an Opening for Chinese Lawfare

Implications behind Secretary of State Pompeo’s comments about an IMF bailout for Pakistan.

Lawfare – Offensive Cyber Operations and the Interagency Process: What’s at Stake With the New Trump Policy

A primer on “offensive cyber operations” and the implications for foreign relations.

Asia Times: Australia flexes bigger naval muscles at China

Is Australia choosing sides by increasing naval presence in the Indo-Pacific?

Asia Times: Russia expands assets and naval horizons across Indo-Pacific

Expecting increased China-Russia cooperation as Russia seeks to expand its naval presence in the Indo-Pacific.

The Diplomat: How China’s New Aircraft Carriers Will Shape Regional Order

China’s aircraft carrier as conspicuous consumption to bolster prestige.

The Diplomat: China’s Stake in the Myanmar Peace Process

China’s involvement in the Myanmar peace process is tied to its Belt and Road Initiative.

East Asia Foum: China’s response to Trump’s ‘trade war’

Why a US-China trade war will not solve the problem of trade imbalances in Asia.

The Diplomat: What Drives Indonesia’s Pacific Island Strategy?

Indonesia is working to improve relations with the Pacific Island states.

Asia Times: Spending speed bumps hit China’s massive Belt and Road project

Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative losing momentum?

The Strategist: With Trump at large, Australia needs a Plan B for defence

Is Australia getting serious about questioning the sustainability of the US-Australia defense relationship?