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Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: February 19, 2017 Edition
February 21, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 19, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 19, 2017 Edition
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the South China Sea
February 21, 2017
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the South China Sea
The U.S. Navy now has two supercarriers deployed to the Asia-Pacific region.
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the South China Sea
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
February 17, 2017
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
Freedom of navigation with Chinese characteristics may be incoming.
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
Pukkuksong-2: Why North Korea's New Solid-Fuel Ballistic Missile Matters
February 17, 2017
Pukkuksong-2: Why North Korea's New Solid-Fuel Ballistic Missile Matters
North Korea's new missile and launcher show that Pyongyang is taking survivability seriously.
Pukkuksong-2: Why North Korea's New Solid-Fuel Ballistic Missile Matters
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
February 16, 2017
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
Shinzo Abe is confident that Trump is on board with Japanese monetary practices.
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
Why Was Kim Jong-un's Older Half-Brother Reportedly Assassinated?
February 15, 2017
Why Was Kim Jong-un's Older Half-Brother Reportedly Assassinated?
Kim Jong-il's oldest son was assassinated, allegedly by North Korean agents, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Why Was Kim Jong-un's Older Half-Brother Reportedly Assassinated?
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
February 14, 2017
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
Trump is reportedly close to making his choices on the future of U.S. FONOPs in the South China Sea.
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
It Wasn't an ICBM, But North Korea's First Missile Test of 2017 Is a Big Deal
February 14, 2017
It Wasn't an ICBM, But North Korea's First Missile Test of 2017 Is a Big Deal
North Korea's first missile test of 2017 represents important progress.
It Wasn't an ICBM, But North Korea's First Missile Test of 2017 Is a Big Deal
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: February 12, 2017 Edition
February 13, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 12, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 12, 2017 Edition
North Korea Launches Unknown Ballistic Missile Into Sea of Japan: What We Know
February 12, 2017
North Korea Launches Unknown Ballistic Missile Into Sea of Japan: What We Know
The test is the first North Korean ballistic missile test in 2017 and the first of Donald Trump's presidency.
North Korea Launches Unknown Ballistic Missile Into Sea of Japan: What We Know
China's Xi Finally Speaks to Trump, Who Affirms US 'One China' Policy: Major Takeaways
February 10, 2017
China's Xi Finally Speaks to Trump, Who Affirms US 'One China' Policy: Major Takeaways
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump finally speak.
China's Xi Finally Speaks to Trump, Who Affirms US 'One China' Policy: Major Takeaways
US, Chinese Military Aircraft See Close Encounter Over South China Sea
February 10, 2017
US, Chinese Military Aircraft See Close Encounter Over South China Sea
The incident reportedly took place in airspace near Scarborough Shoal.
US, Chinese Military Aircraft See Close Encounter Over South China Sea
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
February 10, 2017
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
The best reports on the Trump age in foreign policy and Asia, New START vacillations, and more. Weekly links.
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
February 09, 2017
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
The South China Sea could heat up as the year goes on.
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
February 07, 2017
East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
China's latest East China Sea incursion comes days after the U.S. defense secretary's visit to Tokyo.
East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
Two Weeks In, Trump Administration Remains Relatively Quiet on US-China Relations
February 07, 2017
Two Weeks In, Trump Administration Remains Relatively Quiet on US-China Relations
U.S.-China interactions since Trump's inauguration have been slow-moving and quiet.
Two Weeks In, Trump Administration Remains Relatively Quiet on US-China Relations
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
February 07, 2017
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
The DF-16 was first seen publicly in a September 2015 military parade.
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
February 06, 2017
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Jim Mattis shows that not much has changed in U.S. South China Sea policy, but will that last?
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: February 5, 2017 Edition
February 06, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 5, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 5, 2017 Edition
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
February 06, 2017
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
Jim Mattis offers Japan reassurance on the disputed Senkaku Islands.
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
Is China Open to Talking About Trade With Trump?
February 06, 2017
Is China Open to Talking About Trade With Trump?
China's Foreign Ministry notes that "friendly consultations" may heal rifts between U.S. and China on trade.
Is China Open to Talking About Trade With Trump?
What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
February 03, 2017
What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
Does the example of the Trump-Turnbull call portend a downturn for U.S. alliances around the Asia-Pacific?
What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
Donald Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Phone Call With … Australia?
February 02, 2017
Donald Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Phone Call With … Australia?
Details of a phone-call-gone-bad hit home that Trump is exactly who he said he was.
Donald Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Phone Call With … Australia?
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