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US Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: What Obama and Carter Will Leave Trump and Mattis
December 09, 2016
US Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: What Obama and Carter Will Leave Trump and Mattis
What will the Obama administration leave the incoming administration on Asia defense policy?
US Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: What Obama and Carter Will Leave Trump and Mattis
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
December 08, 2016
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill that would force U.S. sanctions against China over its maritime behavior.
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
Terry Branstad, Xi Jinping's 'Old Friend', to Be Trump's Ambassador to China
December 07, 2016
Terry Branstad, Xi Jinping's 'Old Friend', to Be Trump's Ambassador to China
What does Trump's selection of the Iowa governor suggest about his planned China policy?
Terry Branstad, Xi Jinping's 'Old Friend', to Be Trump's Ambassador to China
Making Sense of Donald Trump's Early Asia Moves: Taiwan, China, Pakistan, and the Philippines
December 07, 2016
Making Sense of Donald Trump's Early Asia Moves: Taiwan, China, Pakistan, and the Philippines
What can be said about the incoming U.S. president's plans for Asia based on three important phone calls?
Making Sense of Donald Trump's Early Asia Moves: Taiwan, China, Pakistan, and the Philippines
India, Afghanistan Plan Air Link to Bypass Pakistan for Trade
December 06, 2016
India, Afghanistan Plan Air Link to Bypass Pakistan for Trade
The air cargo link is expected to unleash the potential of trade between India and Afghanistan.
India, Afghanistan Plan Air Link to Bypass Pakistan for Trade
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: December 4, 2016 Edition
December 05, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: December 4, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: December 4, 2016 Edition
Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China Sea
December 05, 2016
Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China Sea
Donald Trump's brief remark on the South China Sea may be more significant than you think.
Donald Trump Just Gave Chinese Hawks a Great Talking Point on the South China Sea
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
December 05, 2016
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
What is Taiwan looking for from Donald Trump?
After the Call: Does Taiwan Have a Plan for the Trump Years?
Donald Trump Just Complicated US-Taiwan Relations, Big Time
December 03, 2016
Donald Trump Just Complicated US-Taiwan Relations, Big Time
Donald Trump's phone call to Tsai Ing-wen sets up a possible diplomatic crisis with China.
Donald Trump Just Complicated US-Taiwan Relations, Big Time
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
December 02, 2016
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
Where the incoming administration chooses to stage the next FONOP will say a lot about tactical choices.
Imagining the US Navy's First South China Sea FONOP in the Trump Era
Women Will Save Japan
December 01, 2016
Women Will Save Japan
Improving women's political and economic participation will be central to preserving Japan's status as a global heavyweight.
Women Will Save Japan
Did Donald Trump Just Raise the Odds of War Between India and Pakistan With One Phone Call?
December 01, 2016
Did Donald Trump Just Raise the Odds of War Between India and Pakistan With One Phone Call?
Let's talk about Donald Trump's first phone call with Pakistan's prime minister.
Did Donald Trump Just Raise the Odds of War Between India and Pakistan With One Phone Call?
Embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye Announces Intent to Resign, Conditional on Lawmakers
November 29, 2016
Embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye Announces Intent to Resign, Conditional on Lawmakers
South Korea's "Choi-gate" political scandal finally forces Park Geun-hye to plan for an exit from power.
Embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye Announces Intent to Resign, Conditional on Lawmakers
North Korea Issues Final Word on the Obama Years, Looking Ahead to Trump
November 29, 2016
North Korea Issues Final Word on the Obama Years, Looking Ahead to Trump
An unusual foreign ministry memo from Pyongyang outlined North Korea's bottom line for any talks with the United States.
North Korea Issues Final Word on the Obama Years, Looking Ahead to Trump
China Freezes Bilateral Diplomacy With Mongolia Over Dalai Lama Visit
November 27, 2016
China Freezes Bilateral Diplomacy With Mongolia Over Dalai Lama Visit
The Dalai Lama's visit to Mongolia results in predictable Chinese backlash.
China Freezes Bilateral Diplomacy With Mongolia Over Dalai Lama Visit
Meet Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan's Next Chief of Army Staff
November 27, 2016
Meet Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan's Next Chief of Army Staff
General Qamar Javed Bajwa will replace General Raheel Sharif as Pakistan's chief of army staff.
Meet Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan's Next Chief of Army Staff
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: November 27, 2016 Edition
November 26, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 27, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 27, 2016 Edition
Japan Gets Serious About THAAD
November 26, 2016
Japan Gets Serious About THAAD
After South Korea, Japan may become the second Northeast Asian state to deploy the THAAD system.
Japan Gets Serious About THAAD
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
November 26, 2016
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force conducted a similar fly-through in September.
Japan Scrambles Jets as China Air Force Flies Bombers, Fighters Through Miyako Strait
Crime Among Japan's Elderly and Labor Productivity
November 23, 2016
Crime Among Japan's Elderly and Labor Productivity
The phenomenon may be suggestive of an underlying economic opportunity for Japan.
Crime Among Japan's Elderly and Labor Productivity
Pacific Rim States Can (And Will) Move Forward on Trade Without the US
November 22, 2016
Pacific Rim States Can (And Will) Move Forward on Trade Without the US
With TPP's death, China will gladly take on the burdens and benefits of regional economic leadership.
Pacific Rim States Can (And Will) Move Forward on Trade Without the US
6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan, Triggering Tsunami Alert
November 22, 2016
6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan, Triggering Tsunami Alert
The earthquake took place 32 miles off the Japanese mainland, in the Pacific Ocean.
6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Japan, Triggering Tsunami Alert
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: November 20, 2016 Edition
November 21, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 20, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 20, 2016 Edition
The 'Pivot' Gets Trumped: The Asia-Pacific Under President Trump
November 10, 2016
The 'Pivot' Gets Trumped: The Asia-Pacific Under President Trump
What does a Trump presidency in the United States mean for East, Southeast, and South Asia? Our editors discuss.
The 'Pivot' Gets Trumped: The Asia-Pacific Under President Trump
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