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Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
December 31, 2016
Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
The two leaders take another step towards the conclusion of a peace treaty.
Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
The Asia-Pacific in 2017: What to Expect
December 31, 2016
The Asia-Pacific in 2017: What to Expect
The Diplomat looks at the trends to watch across the region in the coming year.
The Asia-Pacific in 2017: What to Expect
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
December 31, 2016
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Here's wishing the Asia-Pacific a happy and prosperous new year. Watch these issues in the coming year.
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Australia and the Crown
December 31, 2016
Australia and the Crown
Australia's debate on becoming a republic continues to rage on.
Australia and the Crown
Hybrid Warfare in the South China Sea: The United States’ ‘Little Grey (Un)Men'
December 31, 2016
Hybrid Warfare in the South China Sea: The United States’ ‘Little Grey (Un)Men'
Unmanned systems are ideal for hybrid/political warfare, and UUVs are the newest sharks in the water.
Hybrid Warfare in the South China Sea: The United States’ ‘Little Grey (Un)Men'
Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation
December 31, 2016
Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation
Idrissov is headed back to London, as Astana gears up to host Syria talks and takes up a seat on the UN Security Council.
Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation
China Gives Stern Warning to Taiwan, Hong Kong Independence Advocates
December 30, 2016
China Gives Stern Warning to Taiwan, Hong Kong Independence Advocates
Following military exercises, a government spokesman said pro-independence forces will be left "broken and bleeding."
China Gives Stern Warning to Taiwan, Hong Kong Independence Advocates
Former North Korean Diplomat: Denuclearization Not Likely
December 30, 2016
Former North Korean Diplomat: Denuclearization Not Likely
The deputy ambassador turned defector says Kim Jong-un will never give up North Korea's nuclear weapons.
Former North Korean Diplomat: Denuclearization Not Likely
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
December 30, 2016
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
Private banker jailed for 30 months.
Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal Claims Another Scalp
China, Nepal Plan First-Ever Military Drill
December 30, 2016
China, Nepal Plan First-Ever Military Drill
Few details have been released so far regarding the size, scope, and location of the exercise.
China, Nepal Plan First-Ever Military Drill
US Unveils New Sanctions on Russia for Hacking
December 30, 2016
US Unveils New Sanctions on Russia for Hacking
The measures put President-elect Donald Trump in an awkward position.
US Unveils New Sanctions on Russia for Hacking
Can the Pakistan People’s Party Restore Itself to Its Past Glory?
December 30, 2016
Can the Pakistan People’s Party Restore Itself to Its Past Glory?
The apparent lack of vision and substance in the party’s current workings doesn’t bode well for its future.
Can the Pakistan People’s Party Restore Itself to Its Past Glory?
Farmers Without Markets: Afghanistan's Struggle Toward an Agricultural Economy
December 30, 2016
Farmers Without Markets: Afghanistan's Struggle Toward an Agricultural Economy
Instability and a lack of connectivity combine to keep Afghanistan's farmers from prospering.
Farmers Without Markets: Afghanistan's Struggle Toward an Agricultural Economy
How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
December 30, 2016
How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
Although the ISKP is at a disadvantage, several factors could help it rise again in 2017.
How the Islamic State Could Be Reborn in Afghanistan
China's Megacity in the Making
December 30, 2016
China's Megacity in the Making
China wants to connect Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei province to create one massive metropolitan area.
China's Megacity in the Making
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