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Chinese Military Recruitment Video Features East China Sea Air Encounter With Japan
January 03, 2017
Chinese Military Recruitment Video Features East China Sea Air Encounter With Japan
"This is China Naval Aviation Force on guard. Attention! You are about to violate Chinese air territory."
Chinese Military Recruitment Video Features East China Sea Air Encounter With Japan
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
December 31, 2016
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
Here's wishing the Asia-Pacific a happy and prosperous new year. Watch these issues in the coming year.
12 Asian Geopolitical Trends and Events From 2016 That'll Matter in 2017
China, Nepal Plan First-Ever Military Drill
December 30, 2016
China, Nepal Plan First-Ever Military Drill
Few details have been released so far regarding the size, scope, and location of the exercise.
China, Nepal Plan First-Ever Military Drill
Bush Gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status With the US 15 Years Ago. What Did That Change?
December 28, 2016
Bush Gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status With the US 15 Years Ago. What Did That Change?
Was the decision to grant PNTR to China a catastrophe or a driver of mutual prosperity?
Bush Gave China Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status With the US 15 Years Ago. What Did That Change?
Senior Military Exchanges Between the US and Taiwan: Coming in 2017?
December 27, 2016
Senior Military Exchanges Between the US and Taiwan: Coming in 2017?
The United States' defense spending authorization law emphasizes senior military exchanges with Taiwan.
Senior Military Exchanges Between the US and Taiwan: Coming in 2017?
India Successfully Tests Nuclear-Capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
December 27, 2016
India Successfully Tests Nuclear-Capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
On Monday, India tested its Agni-V missile for the fourth time.
India Successfully Tests Nuclear-Capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: December 25, 2016 Edition
December 27, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: December 25, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: December 25, 2016 Edition
Power Plays Across the First Island Chain: China's Lone Carrier Group Has a Busy December
December 27, 2016
Power Plays Across the First Island Chain: China's Lone Carrier Group Has a Busy December
For the first time, China's lone carrier entered the Western Pacific. What does the Chinese Navy have in mind?
Power Plays Across the First Island Chain: China's Lone Carrier Group Has a Busy December
5 Takeaways on China's Theft of a US Drone in Philippine Waters in the South China Sea
December 17, 2016
5 Takeaways on China's Theft of a US Drone in Philippine Waters in the South China Sea
The seizure of a U.S. underwater glider is an exceptionally brazen and illegal move by Beijing in the South China Sea.
5 Takeaways on China's Theft of a US Drone in Philippine Waters in the South China Sea
Chinese Navy Holds Bohai Sea Exercise, Including Its Aircraft Carrier
December 16, 2016
Chinese Navy Holds Bohai Sea Exercise, Including Its Aircraft Carrier
The Bohai Sea drill featured J-15s carrying out strike exercises.
Chinese Navy Holds Bohai Sea Exercise, Including Its Aircraft Carrier
Obama's Asia-Pacific Legacy: Assessing Policy Toward Maritime Challenges and the North Korea Threat
December 16, 2016
Obama's Asia-Pacific Legacy: Assessing Policy Toward Maritime Challenges and the North Korea Threat
We evaluate the Obama administration's policy performance on some of Asia's most pressing regional flashpoints.
Obama's Asia-Pacific Legacy: Assessing Policy Toward Maritime Challenges and the North Korea Threat
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
December 16, 2016
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
In China's own words, Beijing is now building what it sees as "necessary military facilities" in the South China Sea.
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
US Pacific Commander: China Can't Shut off South China Sea
December 14, 2016
US Pacific Commander: China Can't Shut off South China Sea
Admiral Harry Harris of U.S. Pacific Command outlined regional priorities for the United States.
US Pacific Commander: China Can't Shut off South China Sea
Pakistan Gets a New Intelligence Chief
December 13, 2016
Pakistan Gets a New Intelligence Chief
Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar will replace Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar at the head of Inter-Services Intelligence.
Pakistan Gets a New Intelligence Chief
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: December 11, 2016 Edition
December 12, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: December 11, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: December 11, 2016 Edition
China Protests Japan Fighter Scramble Over Miyako Strait Exercise
December 12, 2016
China Protests Japan Fighter Scramble Over Miyako Strait Exercise
Chinese military aircraft return to the Miyako Strait.
China Protests Japan Fighter Scramble Over Miyako Strait Exercise
China Brings More Economic Retaliation for THAAD Against South Korea
December 12, 2016
China Brings More Economic Retaliation for THAAD Against South Korea
South Korean conglomerate Lotte sees its affiliates come under pressure in China. Is this all because of THAAD?
China Brings More Economic Retaliation for THAAD Against South Korea
Trump: 'I Don't Know Why' US Is Bound by 'One China' Policy
December 12, 2016
Trump: 'I Don't Know Why' US Is Bound by 'One China' Policy
The U.S. president-elect's latest remarks suggest that his administration could review the "one China" policy.
Trump: 'I Don't Know Why' US Is Bound by 'One China' Policy
Does India Sense an Opportunity in Mongolia Amid Ulaanbataar-Beijing Split Over Dalai Lama?
December 10, 2016
Does India Sense an Opportunity in Mongolia Amid Ulaanbataar-Beijing Split Over Dalai Lama?
Is Mongolia hoping that India will chime in on its current difficulties with China?
Does India Sense an Opportunity in Mongolia Amid Ulaanbataar-Beijing Split Over Dalai Lama?
The British Are Coming… To the South China Sea
December 09, 2016
The British Are Coming… To the South China Sea
Plus, Vietnam gets to reclaiming land in the Spratly Islands and Taiwan celebrates 70 years of Taiping Island.
The British Are Coming… To the South China Sea
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
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