From the Document: "The Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has changed how people live and work around the world, and regional security experts in the Indo-Pacific are no exception. 2020 looked to be a year of important firsts - like Xi Jinping's first state visit to Japan in April - and crucial diplomatic maneuvering - like the Las Vegas summit the US set for March to smooth over remaining tensions with ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] leaders. Both are now cancelled, and for the time being negotiations take place in different, and generally distant, settings. But regional security and diplomacy are as relevant as ever."
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