• Free and Open Indo-Pacific/FOIP

    USINDOPACOM Office of Women, Peace & Security holds inaugural gender advisor course

    FORUM Staff The United States Indo-Pacific Command’s (USINDOPACOM) Office of Women, Peace & Security (WPS) conducted its first Indo-Pacific Regional Military Gender Advisor Course in Hawaii in late August 2023. The event marked the launch of a five-year training initiative by USINDOPACOM. The WPS Office designed the annual course to develop a trained network of gender advisors from partner nations,…

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  • Global Commons

    Indo-Pacific nations lead U.N. peacekeeping efforts

    FORUM Staff Indo-Pacific countries have become top contributors to United Nations peacekeeping missions worldwide, and their accomplishments and sacrifices will be honored along with those of other nations on International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers. On May 29, the U.N. recognizes military personnel, police officers and civilians who have helped nations torn by conflict, including the thousands who died doing so.…

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  • Conflicts - Tensions

    Bangladesh shifts position, calls Ukraine war a ‘violation of international law’

    Benar News Formerly noncommittal Bangladesh has proclaimed the Ukraine war violates international law and the United Nations charter. The South Asian nation revised its position in a joint statement with Japan issued during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Tokyo in late April 2023. (Pictured: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shake hands…

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  • South Asia

    PRC’s massive dam in Himalayas raises tensions downstream

    FORUM Staff The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) withholding of details about its planned super hydropower dam — potentially the world’s largest — on the Brahmaputra (Yarlung Tsangpo) River in the Tibet Autonomous Region has spurred anxiety and mistrust among neighbors. The Brahmaputra provides water for farming, fishing and transport in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).…

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