- Daily Brief
- March 21, 2019
The Eid ceasefire demonstrated the viability of peace – but it weighs numerous competing interests.
The question of who got the better deal in Singapore is beyond all reasonable doubt.
Australia’s deceptively low foreign aid budget boost will struggle to achieve Canberra’s goals.
Beijing’s slow-burning ambition to control the strategic sea appears to be a nearing completion.
Pyongyang may be seeking short-term relief from sanctions to ease its economic distress.
Australia-Russia relations have soured further after Canberra expelled Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Anti-fake news legislation may be used against legitimate media sources and political adversaries.
Australia and Timor-Leste’s agreement marking their maritime border may signal an uptick in relations.
The president has commenced his second term with the former anticorruption tsar as his deputy.
Schisms within the PIF are inhibiting coordinated responses to Pacific issues.
As President Moon looks forward to engage with the North, his greatest achievement may be behind him.
Singapore will struggle to reconcile the competing interests of other ASEAN members and China.