- Daily Brief
- March 22, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
China’s ‘president for life’ may face unexpected resistance at the Beidaihe conference.