- Daily Brief
- September 17, 2019
North Korea’s capacity to target the US with a nuclear-armed ICBM has fundamentally altered the status quo
The fresh diplomatic efforts by the region’s traditional heavyweights diverge starkly on substance.
For some states, the threat of cyber espionage may be worth the risk to improve social control.
The ill-timed speech has revitalised the fortunes of the pro-independence party.
The public divide at APEC 2018 is unlikely to be bridged soon.
Pro-independence forces have been rattled by their surprise loss in the ‘midterm’ local elections.
With a lot of players and not much time, concluding negotiations by 2021 is an ambitious goal.
Vietnam’s consensus-based model of communist rule is sliding towards authoritarianism.
By deflecting allegations and accusing critics of abuse, Beijing is stifling the human rights agenda.
Declining relations between Beijing and Washington signal turbulent times ahead for the Indo-Pacific.
The constant churn in leadership is preventing Australia from pursuing its foreign policy goals.
Tokyo’s strong ties to Washington may be jeopardised by the threat of auto tariffs.