Indo-Pacific Monitor

The American Foreign Policy Council's Review of Developments in the Indo-Pacific

Indo-Pacific Monitor

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 7

April 24, 2020 Michael Sobolik

Tokyo seeks to pull production from China...;
...while latent investment projects imperil China's geopolitical gambit;
Beijing's "Health Silk Road" takes shape;
China establishes administrative districts in contested island chains;
A confirmation of coronavirus in the Hermit Kingdom

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 6

March 19, 2020 Michael Sobolik

China seeks to reshape the narrative around COVID-19;
Coronavirus and Chinese leverage in Asia;
Taiwan's KMT to reassess its China policy;
Indonesian purchase of Russian fighter jets in doubt;
Blue dot network funds 5G in Southeast Asia

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 5

February 20, 2020 Michael Sobolik

Coronavirus nudges Japan toward recession;
U.S.-Philippines relationship on the rocks;
Australian officials cancel UK trip over Huawei;
Singapore targets political opposition, media with "fake news" law;
Quarantined Chinese workers delay Belt and Road projects

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 4

January 17, 2020 Michael Sobolik

China disrupts Mekong flow to force concessions;
Mongolia reaps the benefits the Xinjiang instability;
Cambodia's child labor problem;
Beijing's Hong Kong crackdown boomerangs in Taiwan;
North Korea's Kim threatens renewed missile tests

Indo-Pacific Monitor No. 3

December 17, 2019 Michael Sobolik

Pakistan protects its OBOR stake;
Beijing angles for foreign funds for its repression;
North Korean missiles put pressure on the U.S.;
South Korea shoots down U.S. basing upcharge;
America arms Thailand and Vietnam