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Diplomatic Engagements by Stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific Region

In past three months or so there has been a flurry of diplomatic activities in the Indo-Pacific region with top leaders visiting countries with a view to deepen the strategic relations and promote understanding on a host of bilateral and regional iss....

Fresh Challenge from North Korea with ICBM launch

Introduction
On 24 March 2022, North Korea ended a self-imposed moratorium on testing long range missiles and launched a new kind of ICBM for the first time since 2017. The launch was seen as a challenge and to assess South Korea’s Pres....

East Asia: Likely Trends in 2022

A year has just ended and we usher into another one. Many parts of the world witnessed dramatic developments in political, economic and defence/security realms. In a globalised and inter-connected world, no part of the world remained insulated from d....

Hopes for Peace Return in the Korean Peninsula as inter-Korean Military Hotlines re-established

The liberal and dovish South Korean President Moon Jae-in is a gutsy leader who does not easily give up to make peace with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, despite the latter’s maverick behaviour and unpredictable policy choices that once agree....

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