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China Defense Ministry: 'Military Will Not Sit Idle' if Japan Expands Involvement in South China Sea
September 30, 2016
China Defense Ministry: 'Military Will Not Sit Idle' if Japan Expands Involvement in South China Sea
The Chinese Ministry of National Defense warns Japan against getting too involved in the South China Sea.
China Defense Ministry: 'Military Will Not Sit Idle' if Japan Expands Involvement in South China Sea
Indian Forces Cross Line of Control to Carry Out 'Surgical Strikes': First Takeaways
September 29, 2016
Indian Forces Cross Line of Control to Carry Out 'Surgical Strikes': First Takeaways
Details remain murky on how Indian forces executed the operation, but Delhi is being unusually up front about the strikes.
Indian Forces Cross Line of Control to Carry Out 'Surgical Strikes': First Takeaways
SAARC Summit Cancellation Will Sting Pakistan, But Won't Prevent the Next Uri or Pathankot
September 29, 2016
SAARC Summit Cancellation Will Sting Pakistan, But Won't Prevent the Next Uri or Pathankot
The cancellation of a regional summit is embarrassing, no doubt, but won't stop attacks like Uri from taking place.
SAARC Summit Cancellation Will Sting Pakistan, But Won't Prevent the Next Uri or Pathankot
THAAD Coming to South Korea 'As Soon As Possible'
September 29, 2016
THAAD Coming to South Korea 'As Soon As Possible'
U.S. THAAD interceptors are coming to South Korea soon, according to the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia.
THAAD Coming to South Korea 'As Soon As Possible'
India to Skip SAARC Summit in Pakistan Post-Uri Attack
September 28, 2016
India to Skip SAARC Summit in Pakistan Post-Uri Attack
India, and possibly Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Bhutan, will refrain from attending the 19th SAARC Summit this November.
India to Skip SAARC Summit in Pakistan Post-Uri Attack
Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect
September 27, 2016
Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect
Katie Putz joins The Diplomat's Ankit Panda for a conversation on Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Uzbekistan After Islam Karimov: What to Expect
North Korea Holds Its First-Ever International Air Show
September 27, 2016
North Korea Holds Its First-Ever International Air Show
The show included everything from military parachuting to a scale model F-16.
North Korea Holds Its First-Ever International Air Show
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: September 25, 2016 Edition
September 26, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 25, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 25, 2016 Edition
East China Sea: Japan Reacts as Chinese Air Force Conducts Miyako Strait Drill
September 26, 2016
East China Sea: Japan Reacts as Chinese Air Force Conducts Miyako Strait Drill
Several types of Chinese military aircraft transited the strategically important strait.
East China Sea: Japan Reacts as Chinese Air Force Conducts Miyako Strait Drill
India to Ratify Paris Climate Accord in Early October
September 26, 2016
India to Ratify Paris Climate Accord in Early October
With India's ratification, the COP21 agreement will near its entry into force.
India to Ratify Paris Climate Accord in Early October
Mongolia: Northeast Asia's Hidden Geopolitical Player
September 24, 2016
Mongolia: Northeast Asia's Hidden Geopolitical Player
Peter Bittner joins Ankit Panda for a conversation on Mongolia.
Mongolia: Northeast Asia's Hidden Geopolitical Player
It's Official: India and France Sign $8.7 Billion Deal for 36 Rafale Fighters
September 23, 2016
It's Official: India and France Sign $8.7 Billion Deal for 36 Rafale Fighters
It took a decade, but the Indian Air Force will have its Rafales. The first jet will likely arrive in 2019.
It's Official: India and France Sign $8.7 Billion Deal for 36 Rafale Fighters
Uri, Kashmir, and Beyond: India's Strategic Options in Dealing With Cross-Border Terror
September 22, 2016
Uri, Kashmir, and Beyond: India's Strategic Options in Dealing With Cross-Border Terror
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss India-Pakistan relations after the Uri attack.
Uri, Kashmir, and Beyond: India's Strategic Options in Dealing With Cross-Border Terror
South China Sea: What's Taiwan Building on Itu Aba?
September 21, 2016
South China Sea: What's Taiwan Building on Itu Aba?
Whatever Taipei's building on the west side of Itu Aba, it doesn't want to talk about it.
South China Sea: What's Taiwan Building on Itu Aba?
North Korea Tests Missile Engine, Possibly Intended for an ICBM
September 20, 2016
North Korea Tests Missile Engine, Possibly Intended for an ICBM
Less than two weeks after its fifth nuclear test, North Korea shows off a powerful new missile engine.
North Korea Tests Missile Engine, Possibly Intended for an ICBM
How China and Japan See Each Other in 2016
September 20, 2016
How China and Japan See Each Other in 2016
A recently released survey of perceptions between Japanese and Chinese citizens finds continued mistrust and skepticism.
How China and Japan See Each Other in 2016
Will Nepal's Latest 'Reset' With India Stick?
September 19, 2016
Will Nepal's Latest 'Reset' With India Stick?
Prachanda's time in New Delhi was productive and cordial, but some in Kathmandu remain skeptical of India-Nepal ties.
Will Nepal's Latest 'Reset' With India Stick?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: September 18, 2016 Edition
September 19, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 18, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 18, 2016 Edition
Gurdaspur, Pathankot, and Now Uri: What Are India's Options?
September 19, 2016
Gurdaspur, Pathankot, and Now Uri: What Are India's Options?
Once again, Indian officials are blaming Pakistan for a terrorist attacks. What options does Delhi have?
Gurdaspur, Pathankot, and Now Uri: What Are India's Options?
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
September 17, 2016
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
Despite Chinese warnings, Japan isn't about to leave the South China Sea.
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
India Pledges $1 Billion in Assistance to Afghanistan
September 15, 2016
India Pledges $1 Billion in Assistance to Afghanistan
India and Afghanistan continue to draw closer together.
India Pledges $1 Billion in Assistance to Afghanistan
Nepal's Upcoming 'Reset' With India
September 14, 2016
Nepal's Upcoming 'Reset' With India
Nepal's new prime minister is enthusiastic about restoring ties with India back to normal.
Nepal's Upcoming 'Reset' With India
Anything But 'Rock Solid': US-Philippines Alliance in for Difficult Times
September 14, 2016
Anything But 'Rock Solid': US-Philippines Alliance in for Difficult Times
A week of declamations by Rodrigo Duterte lay bare a troubling future for the old alliance.
Anything But 'Rock Solid': US-Philippines Alliance in for Difficult Times
China's Air Force Revisits the Bashi Channel. Here's Why That Matters
September 13, 2016
China's Air Force Revisits the Bashi Channel. Here's Why That Matters
The Bashi Channel is seldom discussed, but bears great strategic relevance for the People's Liberation Army.
China's Air Force Revisits the Bashi Channel. Here's Why That Matters
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