Friday, February 05, 2016

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

More on Fiji's realignment toward the New Axis: Lowy Interpreter

Malaysia stifles dissent as public unrest grows - FT.com



Najib Razak has surrounded himself with mistakes, surrounding himself with enemies in the process

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9f334a32-c4be-11e5-b3b1-7b2481276e45.html#axzz3z2V1VpjG

ALSO: Najib Razak's brother warns of 1MDB fallout in Malaysia

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0701522a-c984-11e5-be0b-b7ece4e953a0.html#axzz3z2V1VpjG

Australia's right to send asylum seekers offshore faces dual challenges | Guardian

Japan's Central Bank Isn't Out of Options Yet, Abe Aide Says - Bloomberg Business

Australian ban on Norfolk radio labelled childish | Radio New Zealand News



A ham-handed muzzling of a quixotic separatist group will not end well

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/pacific/295532/australian-ban-on-norfolk-radio-labelled-childish

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

What's Going On in Fiji?


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On the heels of a small arms buildup controversy, a political crackdown:

National Federation Party has been suspended for 30 days
http://fijivillage.com/news-feature/National-Federation-Party-suspended-for-30-days-2r9sk5/


Russia: Arms shipment to Fiji to bolster UN peacekeeping
http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/37066/weapons-sent-upon-fiji's-request-russia

Meet the Four Key Players in Vietnam's Leadership Transition - Bloomberg Business



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Now that the Party leadership contest is over, who will they choose?​

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-31/four-faces-to-watch-as-vietnam-s-new-leadership-takes-shape

Laos: The New Cold War Battleground You Don’t Know About | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization



​If you can cut through the Jacobin rhetoric, this is a good summary of the foreign players in the country. ​

http://www.globalresearch.ca/laos-the-new-cold-war-battleground-you-dont-know-about/5504911

Taiwan Elections: An Opportunity for Japan? | The Diplomat


Given the new political environment, we'd say yes​

http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/taiwan-elections-an-opportunity-for-japan/

Minxin Pei: Behind China's woes, myth of competent autocrats- Nikkei Asian Review




Can talented policymakers ever rise to the top in today's China?

Monday, February 01, 2016

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016