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Ankit Panda is an editor at The Diplomat. He writes on security, politics, economics, and culture.

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US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents
June 23, 2017
US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents
Kevin Mallory is facing charges for selling highly classified U.S. documents to Chinese intelligence agents.
US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents
Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test
June 23, 2017
Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test
The SM-3 Block IIA saw its first successful intercept in February 2017.
Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test
3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump
June 22, 2017
3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump
In a telling interview, Moon previews what is likely to be a difficult meeting with the U.S. president.
3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump
The Taipei-Beijing 'Diplomatic Truce' Crumbles: What Next for Taiwan?
June 21, 2017
The Taipei-Beijing 'Diplomatic Truce' Crumbles: What Next for Taiwan?
With Panama deciding to recognize the government in Beijing, Taiwan's list of diplomatic allies continues to shrink.
The Taipei-Beijing 'Diplomatic Truce' Crumbles: What Next for Taiwan?
Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Dies Shortly After Release
June 20, 2017
Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Dies Shortly After Release
The Warmbier family attributes his death to his "tortuous mistreatment" by North Korean authorities.
Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Dies Shortly After Release
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
June 19, 2017
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
The exercise took place near Danang and is the first of its kind.
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 19, 2017 Edition
June 19, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 19, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 19, 2017 Edition
US, Chinese Officials Set to Meet for First Diplomatic and Security Dialogue
June 19, 2017
US, Chinese Officials Set to Meet for First Diplomatic and Security Dialogue
The dialogue is part of a new U.S.-China Comprehensive Dialogue, agreed to by presidents Trump and Xi.
US, Chinese Officials Set to Meet for First Diplomatic and Security Dialogue
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
June 19, 2017
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
FONOPs may generate a bit too much buzz for their own good.
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
South China Sea: Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
June 19, 2017
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
The Izumo additionally escorted U.S. Navy vessels in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
June 15, 2017
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
What are the costs and benefits of having India and Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 12, 2017 Edition
June 14, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 12, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 12, 2017 Edition
Chinese Navy Task Group Visits Pakistan With a Focus on Increasing Interoperability
June 14, 2017
Chinese Navy Task Group Visits Pakistan With a Focus on Increasing Interoperability
Three Chinese warships are in Pakistan for a four-day visit that will include training exercises.
Chinese Navy Task Group Visits Pakistan With a Focus on Increasing Interoperability
It's Official: India's Modi Will Meet Trump At Last
June 14, 2017
It's Official: India's Modi Will Meet Trump At Last
The meeting will be the first between the two leaders and a chance for Modi to lock in continuity in U.S.-India ties.
It's Official: India's Modi Will Meet Trump At Last
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
June 14, 2017
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
Warmbier, who was released after 17 months, is reportedly in a coma after facing mistreatment in North Korea.
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
Reflections on the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue: Whither the Rules-Based Order in Asia?
June 09, 2017
Reflections on the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue: Whither the Rules-Based Order in Asia?
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran are back from the Shangri-La Dialogue with reflections.
Reflections on the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue: Whither the Rules-Based Order in Asia?
North Korea Introduces a New Coastal Defense Cruise Missile Launcher: First Takeaways
June 09, 2017
North Korea Introduces a New Coastal Defense Cruise Missile Launcher: First Takeaways
North Korea shows off its new coastal defense cruise missile.
North Korea Introduces a New Coastal Defense Cruise Missile Launcher: First Takeaways
North Korea Launches Multiple Coastal Defense Cruise Missiles Into Sea of Japan
June 08, 2017
North Korea Launches Multiple Coastal Defense Cruise Missiles Into Sea of Japan
North Korea launched multiple ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan from what is possibly a brand-new system.
North Korea Launches Multiple Coastal Defense Cruise Missiles Into Sea of Japan
US Missile Defense Agency Head: North Korea's ICBM Ambitions a Source of 'Great Concern'
June 08, 2017
US Missile Defense Agency Head: North Korea's ICBM Ambitions a Source of 'Great Concern'
Can U.S. ballistic missile defense efforts outpace North Korea's progress toward an ICBM?
US Missile Defense Agency Head: North Korea's ICBM Ambitions a Source of 'Great Concern'
South Korea's New Government Suspends THAAD Deployment Pending Environmental Assessment
June 07, 2017
South Korea's New Government Suspends THAAD Deployment Pending Environmental Assessment
The South Korean presidential office has said the deployment of additional THAAD launchers will be delayed.
South Korea's New Government Suspends THAAD Deployment Pending Environmental Assessment
Trump's Qatar Tweets Show Why Mattis' Task in Singapore Was Impossible
June 07, 2017
Trump's Qatar Tweets Show Why Mattis' Task in Singapore Was Impossible
Trump's behavior on the world stage shows that even his own cabinet secretaries can't speak on his behalf.
Trump's Qatar Tweets Show Why Mattis' Task in Singapore Was Impossible
The Battle of Midway, 75 Years On
June 07, 2017
The Battle of Midway, 75 Years On
75 years later, the Battle of Midway stands as one of the greatest all-time naval victories.
The Battle of Midway, 75 Years On
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 4, 2017 Edition
June 05, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 4, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 4, 2017 Edition
Why China and Russia Continue to Oppose THAAD
June 04, 2017
Why China and Russia Continue to Oppose THAAD
Russian and Chinese opposition to THAAD featured prominently at the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue.
Why China and Russia Continue to Oppose THAAD
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