- Daily Brief
- July 20, 2019
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.
Despite warming relations with Moscow, Ulaanbaatar will maintain its ‘Third Neighbour Policy’.
The self-ruled island’s position on the international stage has been severely curtailed by Beijing.
Implementation of the US pivot to Asia remains haphazard and piecemeal.
A financial crisis, political instability, and foreign pressure — the new PM has a lot on his plate.