Developments in the Pacific: South Korea's Drone Defense, AUKUS Deal, Taiwan's Internet Challenges, and Russia's Missile Test
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On Asia Pacific Grey Zone as at 09 MAR 23
Over the past 24 hours, several developments in the Pacific have highlighted the region's increasingly complex dynamics. On the one hand, South Korea is ramping up its drone capabilities following North Korea's drone incursions late last year. On the other hand, the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom have announced a new defense agreement called AUKUS, which includes the purchase of nuclear submarines. Finally, Taiwan is facing significant challenges as its residents struggle to connect to the internet after two submarine cables were cut, allegedly by Chinese ships. Here’s what you need to know: