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

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After the Big South China Sea Verdict, What Will ASEAN Say?
June 30, 2016
After the Big South China Sea Verdict, What Will ASEAN Say?
ASEAN foreign ministers will convene days after the highly anticipated South China Sea verdict drops. What will they say?
After the Big South China Sea Verdict, What Will ASEAN Say?
<em>Philippines v. China</em>: Decision to Be Released on July 12, 2016
June 30, 2016
Philippines v. China: Decision to Be Released on July 12, 2016
The highly anticipated verdict will offer clarity on maritime entitlements in the Spratly Islands.
Philippines v. China: Decision to Be Released on July 12, 2016
Taiwan Set to Test US PAC-3 Missile Defense System
June 29, 2016
Taiwan Set to Test US PAC-3 Missile Defense System
Taiwan will become the second U.S. ally in the Pacific after Japan to test the PAC-3 system on U.S. soil.
Taiwan Set to Test US PAC-3 Missile Defense System
South China Sea: Why Did China's State Councilor Visit Vietnam?
June 28, 2016
South China Sea: Why Did China's State Councilor Visit Vietnam?
Why did China send Yang Jiechi to Vietnam on Monday?
South China Sea: Why Did China's State Councilor Visit Vietnam?
Second-Hand Japanese P-3C Orions Might Be the Right Call for Vietnam
June 27, 2016
Second-Hand Japanese P-3C Orions Might Be the Right Call for Vietnam
Is second-hand Japanese equipment the right option for Hanoi?
Second-Hand Japanese P-3C Orions Might Be the Right Call for Vietnam
At First Annual Meeting, China-led AIIB Approves First Loans
June 27, 2016
At First Annual Meeting, China-led AIIB Approves First Loans
The Bank is also set to expand its membership roster, focusing primarily on Latin American and African states.
At First Annual Meeting, China-led AIIB Approves First Loans
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 26, 2016 Edition
June 26, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 26, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 26, 2016 Edition
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
June 26, 2016
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
No reason to grow contemptuous of direct democracy after 'Brexit'. This was always about politicians and politics.
Brexit: An Indictment of Direct Democracy or Vulgar Politics as Usual?
Post-Brexit, What Are the Geopolitical and Economic Consequences for Asia?
June 25, 2016
Post-Brexit, What Are the Geopolitical and Economic Consequences for Asia?
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. How will that affect Asia?
Post-Brexit, What Are the Geopolitical and Economic Consequences for Asia?
Just How United <em>Is</em> ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
June 24, 2016
Just How United Is ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss ASEAN unity and North Korea's recent Musudan missile testing.
Just How United Is ASEAN Against China Over the South China Sea?
North Korea's Musudan Missile Test Actually Succeeded. What Now?
June 23, 2016
North Korea's Musudan Missile Test Actually Succeeded. What Now?
North Korea claims its sixth Musudan missile test this year was a success. Why does that matter?
North Korea's Musudan Missile Test Actually Succeeded. What Now?
North Korea Just Test Launched 2 More Musudan Missiles. Here's Why That Matters
June 22, 2016
North Korea Just Test Launched 2 More Musudan Missiles. Here's Why That Matters
Pyongyang just test launched its fifth and sixth Musudans of 2016.
North Korea Just Test Launched 2 More Musudan Missiles. Here's Why That Matters
Chinese Democracy: Is This How the 'Wukan Moment' Finally Ends?
June 21, 2016
Chinese Democracy: Is This How the 'Wukan Moment' Finally Ends?
Wukan, famous for a 2011 uprising, rises up to reclaim its elected local party official. How will this end?
Chinese Democracy: Is This How the 'Wukan Moment' Finally Ends?
A Third 2016 Natuna Stand-Off Highlights Growing Indonesia-China Tensions
June 21, 2016
A Third 2016 Natuna Stand-Off Highlights Growing Indonesia-China Tensions
A third stand-off between Indonesian authorities and Chinese fishermen highlights rising tensions in the Natuna Sea.
A Third 2016 Natuna Stand-Off Highlights Growing Indonesia-China Tensions
Politics Over Performance: Indian Central Banker Raghuram Rajan Won't Seek Second Term
June 20, 2016
Politics Over Performance: Indian Central Banker Raghuram Rajan Won't Seek Second Term
Amid structural changes to the Indian central bank and an onslaught of personal attacks, Raghuram Rajan has had enough.
Politics Over Performance: Indian Central Banker Raghuram Rajan Won't Seek Second Term
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 19, 2016 Edition
June 20, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 19, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 19, 2016 Edition
Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future
June 18, 2016
Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future
Mina Pollmann joins Ankit Panda to discuss trends in Japanese politics before the July 2016 House of Councilors elections.
Abenomics, the Upper House Elections, and Japan's Political Future
With 5 Ships and 1,200 Personnel, China Expands RIMPAC 2016 Naval Delegation
June 18, 2016
With 5 Ships and 1,200 Personnel, China Expands RIMPAC 2016 Naval Delegation
China is modestly expanding the size of its naval delegation to the world's largest maritime exercise.
With 5 Ships and 1,200 Personnel, China Expands RIMPAC 2016 Naval Delegation
South China Sea: Which Countries Are On China's Side?
June 16, 2016
South China Sea: Which Countries Are On China's Side?
How many states back Beijing's position on the South China Sea disputes?
South China Sea: Which Countries Are On China's Side?
For First Time Since 2004, Chinese Warship Enters Japanese Territorial Sea in East China Sea
June 15, 2016
For First Time Since 2004, Chinese Warship Enters Japanese Territorial Sea in East China Sea
The incident marks the second-ever entry by a Chinese warship into Japan's territorial sea.
For First Time Since 2004, Chinese Warship Enters Japanese Territorial Sea in East China Sea
Key Emerging Market Index Rejects Chinese Stock Inclusion
June 15, 2016
Key Emerging Market Index Rejects Chinese Stock Inclusion
In a setback for Chinese officials, MSCI won't be adding Chinese A shares to its key emerging markets index.
Key Emerging Market Index Rejects Chinese Stock Inclusion
ASEAN Foreign Ministers Issue, Then Retract Communique Referencing South China Sea
June 15, 2016
ASEAN Foreign Ministers Issue, Then Retract Communique Referencing South China Sea
The statement didn't contain language drastically different from recent declarations, but was issued inside China.
ASEAN Foreign Ministers Issue, Then Retract Communique Referencing South China Sea
US Troops Have New Powers in Afghanistan. What Exactly Does That Mean?
June 14, 2016
US Troops Have New Powers in Afghanistan. What Exactly Does That Mean?
It's unclear what changes the Obama administration just implemented for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
US Troops Have New Powers in Afghanistan. What Exactly Does That Mean?
South China Sea: An Eyewitness Account of Tensions at Scarborough Shoal
June 14, 2016
South China Sea: An Eyewitness Account of Tensions at Scarborough Shoal
Anders Corr, who traveled with activists to Scarborough Shoal, joins The Diplomat's Ankit Panda for a discussion.
South China Sea: An Eyewitness Account of Tensions at Scarborough Shoal
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