EPISODE 87: Protest in a Surveillance State, Amazon Burning, and why there isn’t an “Asian NATO”

EPISODE 87: Protest in a Surveillance State, Amazon Burning, and why there isn’t an “Asian NATO”
August 25, 2019 David Solimini

Show Notes

Ongoing protests in Hong Kong offer insight into the future of protest and organizing in information dominant surveillance states. The Amazon is on fire and it’s not a mistake. A fight over intel sharing between South Korea and Japan sparks a deep dive into the security structure of the Asia-Pacific. And Becky has a new job.

Recommended reading: If you’re interested in the question of why there isn’t an Asian NATO, Victor Cha’s very approachable article Powerplay: Origins of the U.S. Alliance System in Asia is probably your best introduction to the issue. https://www.jstor.org/stable/40389236