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Trump: China Is Not a Currency Manipulator
April 13, 2017
Trump: China Is Not a Currency Manipulator
Trump changes his mind about the wisdom of declaring China a currency manipulator.
Trump: China Is Not a Currency Manipulator
Ex-CIA Director's Take on THAAD in South Korea Will Vindicate China's Skepticism
April 05, 2017
Ex-CIA Director's Take on THAAD in South Korea Will Vindicate China's Skepticism
Michael Hayden's recent comments on THAAD will vindicate Beijing's view on the missile defense system.
Ex-CIA Director's Take on THAAD in South Korea Will Vindicate China's Skepticism
Why the Debate Over India's Nuclear Doctrine Matters
April 05, 2017
Why the Debate Over India's Nuclear Doctrine Matters
Is South Asian strategic stability about to go topsy turvy or is the reality more mundane?
Why the Debate Over India's Nuclear Doctrine Matters
North Korean Hackers May Have Seen Secret US-South Korea War Plans
April 05, 2017
North Korean Hackers May Have Seen Secret US-South Korea War Plans
North Korean hackers may have glimpsed OPLAN 5027.
North Korean Hackers May Have Seen Secret US-South Korea War Plans
Trump's New Trade Executive Order Portends Difficult Times Ahead for US Relationships in Asia
April 04, 2017
Trump's New Trade Executive Order Portends Difficult Times Ahead for US Relationships in Asia
The Trump administration's campaign against trade deficits will potentially lead to strained relationships.
Trump's New Trade Executive Order Portends Difficult Times Ahead for US Relationships in Asia
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 2, 2017 Edition
April 03, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 2, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 2, 2017 Edition
Taiwan and Japan's East China Sea Dispute Back in the Spotlight
April 03, 2017
Taiwan and Japan's East China Sea Dispute Back in the Spotlight
Taipei and Tokyo will convene later this year to discuss oceanographic survey rights for Taiwan.
Taiwan and Japan's East China Sea Dispute Back in the Spotlight
What's on Trump's Mind Before the Mar-a-Lago Summit With Xi Jinping
April 03, 2017
What's on Trump's Mind Before the Mar-a-Lago Summit With Xi Jinping
North Korea and trade are high on Trump's mind ahead of his meeting next week with the Chinese president.
What's on Trump's Mind Before the Mar-a-Lago Summit With Xi Jinping
US Senators Urge Progress on US-India F-16, Guardian Drone Deals
April 03, 2017
US Senators Urge Progress on US-India F-16, Guardian Drone Deals
Two U.S. senators urge attention from the Trump administration to U.S-India defense ties.
US Senators Urge Progress on US-India F-16, Guardian Drone Deals
Chinese Defense Ministry: Opposition to THAAD 'Will Definitely Not Stay On Words Only'
March 31, 2017
Chinese Defense Ministry: Opposition to THAAD 'Will Definitely Not Stay On Words Only'
Chinese rhetoric remains hotly in opposition to THAAD, but what else will Beijing do?
Chinese Defense Ministry: Opposition to THAAD 'Will Definitely Not Stay On Words Only'
France as a 21st Century Asia-Pacific Power: Hard Interests and Direct Engagement
March 31, 2017
France as a 21st Century Asia-Pacific Power: Hard Interests and Direct Engagement
What are France's interests in the Asia-Pacific region?
France as a 21st Century Asia-Pacific Power: Hard Interests and Direct Engagement
China-led AIIB Sees Membership Expansion: What's Next?
March 30, 2017
China-led AIIB Sees Membership Expansion: What's Next?
13 new countries were approved as members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank earlier this month.
China-led AIIB Sees Membership Expansion: What's Next?
US State Department Employee Accused of Lying About Contacts With Chinese Spies
March 30, 2017
US State Department Employee Accused of Lying About Contacts With Chinese Spies
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has charged a State Department employee with lying about contacts with Chinese spies.
US State Department Employee Accused of Lying About Contacts With Chinese Spies
Nuclear South Asia and Coming to Terms With 'No First-Use' With Indian Characteristics
March 28, 2017
Nuclear South Asia and Coming to Terms With 'No First-Use' With Indian Characteristics
Let's make one thing clear: India can explore a pre-emptive first strike without changing its 2003 nuclear doctrine.
Nuclear South Asia and Coming to Terms With 'No First-Use' With Indian Characteristics
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: March 26, 2017 Edition
March 27, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 26, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 26, 2017 Edition
Chinese Vice FM Proposes New Regional Mechanism for South China Sea States
March 27, 2017
Chinese Vice FM Proposes New Regional Mechanism for South China Sea States
Liu Zhenmin, China's vice foreign minister, calls for a new regional mechanism for the South China Sea.
Chinese Vice FM Proposes New Regional Mechanism for South China Sea States
US Bomber Receives Chinese Warning Over East China Sea Skies
March 27, 2017
US Bomber Receives Chinese Warning Over East China Sea Skies
A U.S. B-1B Lancer was warned after entering China's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea.
US Bomber Receives Chinese Warning Over East China Sea Skies
Mattis Hosts Indian National Security Adviser in Washington
March 27, 2017
Mattis Hosts Indian National Security Adviser in Washington
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met the U.S. defense secretary in Washington, D.C., last week.
Mattis Hosts Indian National Security Adviser in Washington
US, Japan to Hold 'Two-Plus-Two' Talks in April With a Focus on Missile Defense
March 27, 2017
US, Japan to Hold 'Two-Plus-Two' Talks in April With a Focus on Missile Defense
The first two-plus-two U.S.-Japan talks of the Trump era will take place in late-April.
US, Japan to Hold 'Two-Plus-Two' Talks in April With a Focus on Missile Defense
Why North Korea May Define US-China Relations in the Trump Era
March 24, 2017
Why North Korea May Define US-China Relations in the Trump Era
So far, U.S.-China ties haven't seen a drastic deterioration. What does the future hold for U.S.-China ties?
Why North Korea May Define US-China Relations in the Trump Era
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
March 24, 2017
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
China dispatched a PLA honor guard to Pakistan's Republic Day parade.
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
After Mattis and Tillerson, Mike Pence's Asia Trip Next on the List
March 22, 2017
After Mattis and Tillerson, Mike Pence's Asia Trip Next on the List
The next high-level Trump administration official to go to Asia will be none other than the vice president.
After Mattis and Tillerson, Mike Pence's Asia Trip Next on the List
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: March 19, 2017 Edition
March 21, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 19, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 19, 2017 Edition
Vietnam Seeks South Korean Backing in the South China Sea
March 21, 2017
Vietnam Seeks South Korean Backing in the South China Sea
Vietnam's prime minister asked for South Korea's support in ongoing disputes in the South China Sea.
Vietnam Seeks South Korean Backing in the South China Sea
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