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  • Download: ‘Europe and the Indo-Pacific – Convergence and Divergence in the Digital Order’ from the International Institute for Strategic Studies / read it here
  • Former president of Federated States of Micronesia, David Panuelo, to join Indo-Pacific Security Initiative from the Atlantic Council Scowcroft Center for Strategy & Security / read it here

The Indo-Pacific: “…minilateral arrangements, typically involving small groups of 3 to 6 members, have increasingly come to occupy an in between layer in the region’s security architecture.” / read it here

  • How Much Trade Transits the South China Sea?: ‘…roughly 80% of global trade by volume and 70% by value is transported by sea. Of that volume, 60% of maritime trade passes through Asia…’ / read it here
  • Australia-ASEAN Summit to see Prime Minister Albanese unveil a $2BN fund to boost Australian trade and investment in South-East Asia, focusing particularly on clean energy and infrastructure / read it here

Video: ‘Indo-Pacific economic security – Issues and strategies’ from The Atlantic Council


  • Indo-Pacific: India and Germany resolve to collaborate on hi-tech for military use, with joint miltary exercises also under discussion / read it here

“North Korean hackers breached at least two South Korean microchip equipment companies in recent months, stealing product design drawings and facility site photos…” / read it here

  • Critical tech: February’s round-up critical and emerging technology news coverage is now online, collecting items from across Asia & the Indo-Pacific alongside wider-world items / read it here

Video: Full coverage of the 2024 Pacific Technology Policy Conference from the National Bureau of Asian Research


  • Indo-Pacific: “For the first time, over 33 nations worked and trained together in the space domain, as well as air and land, establishing a new standard for multinational space operations.” / read it here
  • EU Global Gateway Initiative: ‘…high-quality infrastructure and invest in environment, health, education and research, energy, and digital connectivity… [and] can offer SE Asia valuable alternatives to the BRI…’ / read it here

“Japanese foreign direct investment (FDI) in India was USD40.84 billion. In 2023 alone, this figure was USD1.79 billion, making Japan the fifth-largest investor in India…” / read it here

  • Download: ‘APAC Semiconductor Industry Trends’ from Deloitte (direct pdf link) / read it here
  • Australia-ASEAN Summit to see Prime Minister Albanese unveil a $2BN fund to boost Australian trade and investment in South-East Asia, focusing particularly on clean energy and infrastructure / read it here
  • India and France partner for Indo-Pacific Triangular Cooperation Fund focused on climate solutions and UN Sustainable Development Goals outcomes in Western Indian Ocean and wider Indo-Pacific region / read it here
  • An overview of Japan’s recent cybersecurity outreach to Pacific Islands nations, connecting gov’t officials and comms providers from Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru and Kiribati / read it here
  • Indian Institute of Tech Madras partners Starburst, French aerospace and defense startup accelerator, to establish startup with backed by 100M Euros to boost India’s aviation, space and defense ecosystems / read it here
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