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Security Commentaries #025
May 31st, 2022

This Week's Analysis
This newsletter brings you articles on: the Inaugural Japan-Philippines "2+2" meeting and the Expansion of NATO.
The Indo-Pacific
Inaugural Japan-Philippines “2+2” meeting reaffirms commitment to Free and Open Indo-Pacific

- Angelo Brian T. Castro, Taiwan Center for Security Studies

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Around the World
Finland and Sweden joining NATO reshapes European geopolitical landscape

- Lina Laur, Sciences Po Paris

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Editor’s Picks for May

4 takeaways from Biden's first presidential trip to Asia... Read more

Quad validates PM’s India-first approach, writes S Jaishankar [Indian External Affairs Minister]
... Read more

Tsai says U.S. National Guard planning 'cooperation' with Taiwan military... Read more

New [Australian] Foreign Minister Penny Wong makes pitch to Pacific nations during visit to Fiji... Read more 

South China Sea: Marcos says he won’t allow Philippines’ rights to be trampled upon
... Read more 

China Falls Short on a Big Pacific Deal but Finds Smaller Wins... Read more 

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What is Happening at TCSS?

On May 26th, TCSS hosted a joint webinar titled “Commonwealth in the 21st Century” in partnership with International Development Empowerment and Representation Agency (iDERA) and the African Leadership Centre. The expert panelists shared valuable insights and policy perspectives on the relevance, role, and utility of the Commonwealth ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit. 

(A press release can be accessed here)


TCSS will be holding the Series III of the "COP 26 Action and Beyond" international webinar on climate change at the end of June. Earlier, Series I: COP 26 And the Way Forward and Series II: Towards COP 27–Small Island States Perspectives were held in the month of February to strengthen global cooperation and climate finance. 

(Full webinar of Series I can be accessed here on youtube and Series II can be accessed here on youtube)

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