- Daily Brief
- August 13, 2022
Chinese investment in Myanmar is making the government nervous – but it can’t ignore the assistance.
Sino-Syrian cooperation may secure Chinese national interests – but it will cost Beijing friends.
The US is re-engaging with South East Asia but China may already have greater influence.
PM Abe is pressing for constitutional reform but success will require more than a popular vote.
Tensions are still rising on the Korean Peninsula but China will continue to support Pyongyang.
The success of political Islam in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election bodes ill for Indonesian pluralism.
China-India relations will struggle to improve so long as Pakistan dominates their strategic concerns.
Though strained, the alliance will endure.
Australia’s strong economy is keeping ethno-nationalist politics at bay – for now.
President Trump may have killed the TPP but support for free trade in the Asia-Pacific is far from dead.
China’s President Xi may use this year’s party congress to make his authority paramount.
Trade, strategy, and elections will all feature prominently in the Asia Pacific in 2017.