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Is North Korea About to Welcome Donald Trump Into Office With Its First-Ever ICBM Flight Test?
January 19, 2017
Is North Korea About to Welcome Donald Trump Into Office With Its First-Ever ICBM Flight Test?
A North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile test in early 2017 looks increasingly likely, but there's a twist.
Is North Korea About to Welcome Donald Trump Into Office With Its First-Ever ICBM Flight Test?
Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
January 19, 2017
Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
Japan anticipates the operationalization of a space-based X-band military communication satellite network.
Japan Plans First Military Communications Satellite Launch
At Raisina Dialogue, Modi's Blueprint for Indian Foreign Policy in 'Unsettled Times'
January 18, 2017
At Raisina Dialogue, Modi's Blueprint for Indian Foreign Policy in 'Unsettled Times'
India continues to reckon with what kind of power it wants to be, this time in acknowledgement of global shifts.
At Raisina Dialogue, Modi's Blueprint for Indian Foreign Policy in 'Unsettled Times'
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: January 15, 2017 Edition
January 17, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 15, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 15, 2017 Edition
The Future of the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture, as Seen by China
January 17, 2017
The Future of the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture, as Seen by China
A new white paper on Asia-Pacific regional security from the Chinese foreign ministry merits a close read.
The Future of the Asia-Pacific Security Architecture, as Seen by China
Chinese Envoy, Pakistani Army Chief Discuss CPEC Security
January 17, 2017
Chinese Envoy, Pakistani Army Chief Discuss CPEC Security
China's top diplomat in Pakistan meets with Pakistan's army chief to discuss the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Chinese Envoy, Pakistani Army Chief Discuss CPEC Security
Japan Pledges 6 New Patrol Boats for Vietnam Coast Guard
January 17, 2017
Japan Pledges 6 New Patrol Boats for Vietnam Coast Guard
In Hanoi, Shinzo Abe reiterates that Japan will sell Vietnam six new patrol boats.
Japan Pledges 6 New Patrol Boats for Vietnam Coast Guard
South Asian Strategic Stability and Pakistan's Babur-3 Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile
January 14, 2017
South Asian Strategic Stability and Pakistan's Babur-3 Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile
Will Pakistan's new submarine-launched cruise missile bolster or harm strategic stability?
South Asian Strategic Stability and Pakistan's Babur-3 Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile
Chinese Navy Commissions Fifth Improved <em>Dongdiao</em>-class Spy Ship
January 13, 2017
Chinese Navy Commissions Fifth Improved Dongdiao-class Spy Ship
The PLAN Kaiyangxing is the fifth Dongdiao-class AGI to enter service.
Chinese Navy Commissions Fifth Improved Dongdiao-class Spy Ship
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
January 12, 2017
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
During his confirmation hearing, Rex Tillerson proposed an audacious move against China in the South China Sea.
Rex Tillerson, Trump's Secretary of State Nominee, Has a Dangerous Idea for the South China Sea
Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as China's Aircraft Carrier Enters Taiwan Strait
January 11, 2017
Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as China's Aircraft Carrier Enters Taiwan Strait
The Liaoning sailed north through the Taiwan Strait, drawing Taiwanese attention.
Taiwan Scrambles Fighters as China's Aircraft Carrier Enters Taiwan Strait
Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa
January 11, 2017
Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa
Taylor Dibbert and Ankit Panda discuss Sri Lanka's domestic politics and foreign policy.
Understanding Sri Lanka, Two Years After Sirisena Defeated Rajapaksa
India, Vietnam in Talks Over Surface-to-Air Missile System
January 10, 2017
India, Vietnam in Talks Over Surface-to-Air Missile System
In another manifestation of a closer defense relationship, India and Vietnam have entered talks over a SAM platform.
India, Vietnam in Talks Over Surface-to-Air Missile System
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: January 8, 2017 Edition
January 09, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 8, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 8, 2017 Edition
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
January 09, 2017
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82, leaving behind a controversial legacy as a revolutionary-turned-reformist.
Iran's Former President Rafsanjani Dies at 82
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
January 09, 2017
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
Despite a 2015 deal, the "comfort women" dispute between Japan and South Korea continues to have salience for bilateral ties.
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
Pakistan's Ex-Army Chief to Head Saudi-Led Islamic Military Alliance
January 09, 2017
Pakistan's Ex-Army Chief to Head Saudi-Led Islamic Military Alliance
Less than two months after his retirement, Raheel Sharif is poised to lead a global coalition against terror.
Pakistan's Ex-Army Chief to Head Saudi-Led Islamic Military Alliance
A Slip of the Tongue on India's Once-Hyped 'Cold Start' Doctrine?
January 07, 2017
A Slip of the Tongue on India's Once-Hyped 'Cold Start' Doctrine?
Is this India finally acknowledging Cold Start as sanctioned and ready for use, or something else altogether?
A Slip of the Tongue on India's Once-Hyped 'Cold Start' Doctrine?
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
January 06, 2017
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
How did the United States' foreign policy efforts in the Asia-Pacific pan out under the Obama administration?
8 Years Later: Understanding the Obama Administration's Asia-Pacific Legacy
Facing North Korean Threat, Japan Plans Ballistic Missile Evacuation Drills
January 06, 2017
Facing North Korean Threat, Japan Plans Ballistic Missile Evacuation Drills
In a first, Japan will use its nationwide J-Alert system to coordinate evacuation drills for a ballistic missile attack.
Facing North Korean Threat, Japan Plans Ballistic Missile Evacuation Drills
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
January 04, 2017
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
A revealing interview with Putin's top envoy in Afghanistan suggests continued rapprochement with the Taliban.
How Russia May Approach the Taliban and Afghanistan in 2017
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: January 1, 2017 Edition
January 03, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 1, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 1, 2017 Edition
India, Sri Lanka Revisit Palk Strait Fishing Dispute in Ministerial Talks
January 03, 2017
India, Sri Lanka Revisit Palk Strait Fishing Dispute in Ministerial Talks
India agreed to crack down on bottom trawling, an environmentally destructive and unsustainable fishing practice.
India, Sri Lanka Revisit Palk Strait Fishing Dispute in Ministerial Talks
2017: Year of the North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missile?
January 03, 2017
2017: Year of the North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missile?
Kim Jong-un lays out an offer for Donald Trump in his new year's address.
2017: Year of the North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missile?
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