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Ankit Panda


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

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Terrorism in Asia: Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Beyond
July 23, 2016
Terrorism in Asia: Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Beyond
Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss terror in Bangladesh and Southeast Asia, and Nepali politics.
Terrorism in Asia: Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Beyond
Here's What the 2016 Republican Platform Has to Say About Asia
July 20, 2016
Here's What the 2016 Republican Platform Has to Say About Asia
The 2016 Republican platform opines broadly on the Asia-Pacific.
Here's What the 2016 Republican Platform Has to Say About Asia
Politics and Geopolitics Collide in the Himalayas as Nepal PM Nears No Confidence Vote
July 19, 2016
Politics and Geopolitics Collide in the Himalayas as Nepal PM Nears No Confidence Vote
Shifting political alignments in Nepal have New Delhi and Beijing on edge.
Politics and Geopolitics Collide in the Himalayas as Nepal PM Nears No Confidence Vote
Activity at North Korean Nuclear Testing Site Raises Questions
July 18, 2016
Activity at North Korean Nuclear Testing Site Raises Questions
Is Kim Jong-un looking to stage a fifth nuclear test later this summer?
Activity at North Korean Nuclear Testing Site Raises Questions
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 17, 2016 Edition
July 18, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 17, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 17, 2016 Edition
India's Monsoon Parliament Session Opens With High Hopes for a GST Triumph
July 18, 2016
India's Monsoon Parliament Session Opens With High Hopes for a GST Triumph
India's much-awaited GST Bill will be back on the agenda as the 2016 Monsoon session of parliament opens.
India's Monsoon Parliament Session Opens With High Hopes for a GST Triumph
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
July 18, 2016
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
Across Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries, the coup d'etat has been a well-documented phenomenon.
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
Everything to Read on the South China Sea Ruling and Its Strategic Implications
July 16, 2016
Everything to Read on the South China Sea Ruling and Its Strategic Implications
Weekend reading to fully understand the implication of the historic South China Sea ruling.
Everything to Read on the South China Sea Ruling and Its Strategic Implications
The South China Sea Award Is Finally Here: What Happens Now?
July 15, 2016
The South China Sea Award Is Finally Here: What Happens Now?
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the outcome of the South China Sea arbitration case.
The South China Sea Award Is Finally Here: What Happens Now?
36 Hours After the South China Sea Ruling, How Has China Reacted?
July 14, 2016
36 Hours After the South China Sea Ruling, How Has China Reacted?
How can we score China's reaction in the aftermath of a deeply humiliating international legal award?
36 Hours After the South China Sea Ruling, How Has China Reacted?
5 Takeaways: A Closer Look at the Historic South China Sea Arbitration Award
July 13, 2016
5 Takeaways: A Closer Look at the Historic South China Sea Arbitration Award
Reading the historic award in Philippines v. China raises several interesting questions.
5 Takeaways: A Closer Look at the Historic South China Sea Arbitration Award
International Court Issues Unanimous Award in <em>Philippines v. China </em> Case on South China Sea
July 12, 2016
International Court Issues Unanimous Award in Philippines v. China Case on South China Sea
The Court's award is in the Philippines' favor on most questions.
International Court Issues Unanimous Award in Philippines v. China Case on South China Sea
After the South China Sea Verdict, Chance of Protests in China?
July 12, 2016
After the South China Sea Verdict, Chance of Protests in China?
After Tuesday's verdict, are anti-American protests in China likely?
After the South China Sea Verdict, Chance of Protests in China?
Mad About THAAD: North Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
July 11, 2016
Mad About THAAD: North Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
Reacting to the U.S.-South Korea decision to adopt THAAD, North Korea fires off another KN-11.
Mad About THAAD: North Korea Tests Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
South China Sea: Days Before International Court Verdict, Chinese Navy Stages Live-Fire Drills
July 11, 2016
South China Sea: Days Before International Court Verdict, Chinese Navy Stages Live-Fire Drills
The Chinese Navy staged live-fire drills near the Paracel Islands, days before a highly anticipated international legal verdict.
South China Sea: Days Before International Court Verdict, Chinese Navy Stages Live-Fire Drills
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 10, 2016 Edition
July 11, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 10, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 10, 2016 Edition
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
July 11, 2016
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
The latest election affirms Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's political dominance in Japan.
Ruling Coalition Sweeps Japan Upper House Elections, Putting Constitutional Reform in Reach
A Complete Guide to the Upcoming South China Sea International Law Verdict
July 09, 2016
A Complete Guide to the Upcoming South China Sea International Law Verdict
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the upcoming verdict in Philippines v. China.
A Complete Guide to the Upcoming South China Sea International Law Verdict
It's Official: The United States and South Korea Agree to Deploy THAAD
July 08, 2016
It's Official: The United States and South Korea Agree to Deploy THAAD
Talks are over. THAAD will be deployed on the Korean peninsula.
It's Official: The United States and South Korea Agree to Deploy THAAD
Kim Jong-un Gets Called Out in New US Sanctions. Now What?
July 07, 2016
Kim Jong-un Gets Called Out in New US Sanctions. Now What?
How will North Korea react to the U.S. slapping sanctions on Kim Jong-un?
Kim Jong-un Gets Called Out in New US Sanctions. Now What?
It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
July 07, 2016
It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
The number represents a modest decrease from current levels, but an increase over the planned 5,500.
It's Official: 8,400 US Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan Beyond 2016
Case Closed: The Clinton Email Scandal Was Always About More Than Just Clinton
July 06, 2016
Case Closed: The Clinton Email Scandal Was Always About More Than Just Clinton
Hillary Clinton's email scandal is now behind her, but the issues raised by her email practices will linger on.
Case Closed: The Clinton Email Scandal Was Always About More Than Just Clinton
India Inducts First Indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
July 06, 2016
India Inducts First Indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
Plus, supersonic misfire in the Taiwan strait, carrots in the South China Sea, and more.
India Inducts First Indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft
Before International Court Verdict, China Plans Week-Long South China Sea Military Exercises
July 04, 2016
Before International Court Verdict, China Plans Week-Long South China Sea Military Exercises
The exercises will conclude the day before the highly anticipated verdict in the Philippines' arbitration against China.
Before International Court Verdict, China Plans Week-Long South China Sea Military Exercises
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