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May 9, 2021

In the latest essay from Emerging Voices on the New Normal in Asia, Frega Wenas Inkiriwang examines Indonesia’s efforts to recalibrate its defense diplomacy at a time when ASEAN countries struggle to cope with the pandemic and deal with the Sino-U.S. rivalry.

As companion reads to this week’s commentary by Saori Katada on Japan’s emergence as a leader in protecting the international liberal economic order, we recommend a roundtable on her book Japan’s New Regional Reality: Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific from the new issue of Asia Policy and a commentary on Taiwan’s trade policies from earlier this year.

Until next time,

Roy Kamphausen
President, The National Bureau of Asian Research

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