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