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North Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile as US-South Korea Exercises Begin
August 24, 2016
North Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile as US-South Korea Exercises Begin
The missile landed in the Sea of Japan and flew 300 kilometers, according to U.S. Strategic Command.
North Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile as US-South Korea Exercises Begin
Duterte: South China Sea Talks With China 'Within The Year'
August 24, 2016
Duterte: South China Sea Talks With China 'Within The Year'
The Philippine president expects bilateral talks to begin within the year.
Duterte: South China Sea Talks With China 'Within The Year'
Nepal's New Government Steadies Diplomatic Ties With India
August 23, 2016
Nepal's New Government Steadies Diplomatic Ties With India
Nepal's new Maoist-Nepali Congress government is bringing the country's ties with India back to a state of stability.
Nepal's New Government Steadies Diplomatic Ties With India
Chinese Navy Holds 'Confrontation Drill' in Sea of Japan
August 23, 2016
Chinese Navy Holds 'Confrontation Drill' in Sea of Japan
The ships participating in the exercise were on their way back to China from RIMPAC 2016.
Chinese Navy Holds 'Confrontation Drill' in Sea of Japan
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: August 21, 2016 Edition
August 22, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 21, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 21, 2016 Edition
Meet India's Next Central Bank Chief
August 22, 2016
Meet India's Next Central Bank Chief
Urjit Patel, a deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, is set to succeed Raghuram Rajan.
Meet India's Next Central Bank Chief
In Myanmar, the AIIB Could Buttress China's 'One Belt, One Road' Framework
August 22, 2016
In Myanmar, the AIIB Could Buttress China's 'One Belt, One Road' Framework
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank could come to play a greater role in Myanmar.
In Myanmar, the AIIB Could Buttress China's 'One Belt, One Road' Framework
India Eyes Israeli Foliage-Penetrating Radar for Kashmir Border Security
August 20, 2016
India Eyes Israeli Foliage-Penetrating Radar for Kashmir Border Security
Plus, Obama's UN plans for nuclear testing, "no first use," and more. Weekend links.
India Eyes Israeli Foliage-Penetrating Radar for Kashmir Border Security
South Korea Holds Largest-Ever Live-Fire Artillery Drills
August 19, 2016
South Korea Holds Largest-Ever Live-Fire Artillery Drills
The exercise drew no immediate reaction from North Korea.
South Korea Holds Largest-Ever Live-Fire Artillery Drills
North Korea Says Its Yongbyon Reactor Is Back in Business
August 18, 2016
North Korea Says Its Yongbyon Reactor Is Back in Business
Pyongyang's decision to restart the reactor at Yongbyon isn't a surprise.
North Korea Says Its Yongbyon Reactor Is Back in Business
Foreign Ministers of India, Maldives Discuss Indian Ocean Security
August 17, 2016
Foreign Ministers of India, Maldives Discuss Indian Ocean Security
Maldives' new foreign minister visited India on his first trip abroad since taking office.
Foreign Ministers of India, Maldives Discuss Indian Ocean Security
Seeking Diplomatic Balance, Nepal's New PM Dispatches Special Envoys to India, China
August 16, 2016
Seeking Diplomatic Balance, Nepal's New PM Dispatches Special Envoys to India, China
Prachanda is looking to balance Nepal's bilateral relationships with its two massive neighbors.
Seeking Diplomatic Balance, Nepal's New PM Dispatches Special Envoys to India, China
After THAAD, What's Next in South Korea's Missile Defense Plans?
August 16, 2016
After THAAD, What's Next in South Korea's Missile Defense Plans?
The SM-3 would be outfitted on the ROKN's Sejong the Great-class guided missile destroyers.
After THAAD, What's Next in South Korea's Missile Defense Plans?
In Liberation Day Speech, South Korea's President Reasserts Importance of THAAD
August 16, 2016
In Liberation Day Speech, South Korea's President Reasserts Importance of THAAD
Park Geun-hye challenged critics of the missile defense system to offer an alternative and condemned human rights abuses in North Korea.
In Liberation Day Speech, South Korea's President Reasserts Importance of THAAD
Is China-Philippines Bilateralism on the South China Sea Going Anywhere?
August 15, 2016
Is China-Philippines Bilateralism on the South China Sea Going Anywhere?
Fidel Ramos' "Track II" overture maintains steam, but can bilateralism lead to a positive outcome?
Is China-Philippines Bilateralism on the South China Sea Going Anywhere?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: August 14, 2016 Edition
August 15, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 14, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 14, 2016 Edition
Did a US Drone Strike Take Out the ISIS AfPak Leader?
August 13, 2016
Did a US Drone Strike Take Out the ISIS AfPak Leader?
Afghanistan's envoy to Pakistan says that Hafiz Saeed Khan was killed in late July. Is that likely?
Did a US Drone Strike Take Out the ISIS AfPak Leader?
UK-China Ties Put to the Test Over Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Project
August 12, 2016
UK-China Ties Put to the Test Over Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Project
A surprise spying revelation may push a decision by Theresa May's new government.
UK-China Ties Put to the Test Over Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Project
The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
August 11, 2016
The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
Helmand, the nexus of opium production in Afghanistan, may fall entirely into the Taliban's hands.
The Battle for Helmand: Afghanistan's Largest Province May Fall Entirely to the Taliban
Is China Bringing its South China Sea Tactics to the East China Sea?
August 11, 2016
Is China Bringing its South China Sea Tactics to the East China Sea?
Plus, PACOM's top man speaks, India and nuclear testing, Afghanistan's sturggle in Helmand, and more. Links.
Is China Bringing its South China Sea Tactics to the East China Sea?
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Future of US Asia Policy
August 10, 2016
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Future of US Asia Policy
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the 2016 U.S. general election.
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Future of US Asia Policy
East China Sea: Japan Spots Chinese Radar on Gas Exploration Platform
August 09, 2016
East China Sea: Japan Spots Chinese Radar on Gas Exploration Platform
Does the radar suggest the creeping militarization of gas platforms in the East China Sea?
East China Sea: Japan Spots Chinese Radar on Gas Exploration Platform
Speaking Out: Modi Condemns Cow Vigilantism in India
August 08, 2016
Speaking Out: Modi Condemns Cow Vigilantism in India
The Indian prime minister offered his most explicit condemnation of extremist cow protection brigades in India.
Speaking Out: Modi Condemns Cow Vigilantism in India
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: August 7, 2016 Edition
August 08, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 7, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 7, 2016 Edition
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