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

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What's Behind the 2017 Rakhine State Crisis in Myanmar?
September 09, 2017
What's Behind the 2017 Rakhine State Crisis in Myanmar?
The eruption of Rohingya insurgency has taken the long-simmering Rakhine State crisis to a new level.
What's Behind the 2017 Rakhine State Crisis in Myanmar?
North Korea's Sixth Test May Have Been the Largest Man-Made Explosion on Earth in 21 Years
September 07, 2017
North Korea's Sixth Test May Have Been the Largest Man-Made Explosion on Earth in 21 Years
The last nuclear explosion on the order of what North Korea demonstrated on Sunday was in 1996.
North Korea's Sixth Test May Have Been the Largest Man-Made Explosion on Earth in 21 Years
US Intelligence: North Korea's Sixth Test Was a 140 Kiloton 'Advanced Nuclear' Device
September 06, 2017
US Intelligence: North Korea's Sixth Test Was a 140 Kiloton 'Advanced Nuclear' Device
North Korea's sixth nuclear test was easily its biggest yet, according to early U.S. intelligence estimates.
US Intelligence: North Korea's Sixth Test Was a 140 Kiloton 'Advanced Nuclear' Device
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: September 3, 2017 Edition
September 05, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 3, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 3, 2017 Edition
Welcome to the H-Bomb Club, North Korea
September 05, 2017
Welcome to the H-Bomb Club, North Korea
North Korea's pursuit of a thermonuclear weapon comports perfectly with its nuclear strategy.
Welcome to the H-Bomb Club, North Korea
South Korea Carries Out Live-Fire Drill After North Korean Nuclear Test
September 04, 2017
South Korea Carries Out Live-Fire Drill After North Korean Nuclear Test
South Korea carries out a show-of-force after North Korea's latest nuclear test.
South Korea Carries Out Live-Fire Drill After North Korean Nuclear Test
How North Korea's ICBM and New 'Thermonuclear' Bomb Might 'Decouple' the US and Its Allies
September 04, 2017
How North Korea's ICBM and New 'Thermonuclear' Bomb Might 'Decouple' the US and Its Allies
North Korea's objective is the end of the United States alliances in Northeast Asia. ICBMs and big nukes may get it there.
How North Korea's ICBM and New 'Thermonuclear' Bomb Might 'Decouple' the US and Its Allies
North Korea Carries Out Sixth Nuclear Test of Claimed Two-Stage Thermonuclear Bomb
September 03, 2017
North Korea Carries Out Sixth Nuclear Test of Claimed Two-Stage Thermonuclear Bomb
North Korea claims to have tested a two-stage thermonuclear device ready for use in an ICBM.
North Korea Carries Out Sixth Nuclear Test of Claimed Two-Stage Thermonuclear Bomb
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Massive Aerial Exercise in Show of Force Against North Korea
September 01, 2017
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Massive Aerial Exercise in Show of Force Against North Korea
Bombers and fighters from the three countries carried out major drills a day after North Korea's latest missile launch.
US, Japan, South Korea Stage Massive Aerial Exercise in Show of Force Against North Korea
Did North Korea's Latest Missile Not Fly As Far As Intended?
August 31, 2017
Did North Korea's Latest Missile Not Fly As Far As Intended?
The missile that flew over Japan may not have flown to its intended impact point.
Did North Korea's Latest Missile Not Fly As Far As Intended?
What China Learned About India at Doklam
August 31, 2017
What China Learned About India at Doklam
What comes after the Doklam saga will matter greatly for the relationship between China and India.
What China Learned About India at Doklam
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: August 27, 2017 Edition
August 30, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 27, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 27, 2017 Edition
Disengagement at Doklam: Why and How Did the India-China Standoff End?
August 29, 2017
Disengagement at Doklam: Why and How Did the India-China Standoff End?
Who came out on top in the Doklam standoff in the end?
Disengagement at Doklam: Why and How Did the India-China Standoff End?
5 Takeaways on North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Japan
August 29, 2017
5 Takeaways on North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Japan
North Korea carries out what is likely its most provocative ballistic missile test to date.
5 Takeaways on North Korea's Ballistic Missile Overflight of Japan
North Korea Launches a Ballistic Missile Over Japan: First Impressions and Analysis
August 29, 2017
North Korea Launches a Ballistic Missile Over Japan: First Impressions and Analysis
Scott LaFoy and Ankit Panda discuss North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile into the Northern Pacific over Japan.
North Korea Launches a Ballistic Missile Over Japan: First Impressions and Analysis
Pakistan Postpones Visit By Top US Official Following Trump's Afghanistan Speech
August 28, 2017
Pakistan Postpones Visit By Top US Official Following Trump's Afghanistan Speech
A scheduled visit by a U.S. acting assistant secretary of state may have been postponed.
Pakistan Postpones Visit By Top US Official Following Trump's Afghanistan Speech
Chinese Navy Holds Rare Live-Fire Drill in Western Indian Ocean
August 28, 2017
Chinese Navy Holds Rare Live-Fire Drill in Western Indian Ocean
PLAN vessels practices strikes against surface ships of an unnamed "enemy" navy.
Chinese Navy Holds Rare Live-Fire Drill in Western Indian Ocean
What Kind of Missiles Did North Korea Launch on August 26?
August 28, 2017
What Kind of Missiles Did North Korea Launch on August 26?
The United States, South Korea, and Japan didn't seem to agree on what North Korea launched.
What Kind of Missiles Did North Korea Launch on August 26?
South China Sea Update: Assessing the Latest Chinese Maritime Activity Near Thitu Island
August 26, 2017
South China Sea Update: Assessing the Latest Chinese Maritime Activity Near Thitu Island
Gregory Poling joins the podcast to go over recent events near Thitu Island in the South China Sea.
South China Sea Update: Assessing the Latest Chinese Maritime Activity Near Thitu Island
Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Flight Tests Older DF-4 ICBM
August 25, 2017
Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Flight Tests Older DF-4 ICBM
China conducts a test of its DF-4 ICBM amid heightened tensions with India.
Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Flight Tests Older DF-4 ICBM
Why Most Misread North Korea's Guam Threat
August 25, 2017
Why Most Misread North Korea's Guam Threat
North Korea is experimenting with new types of coercive bargaining.
Why Most Misread North Korea's Guam Threat
Something New, Something Old: North Korea's Next Missiles
August 24, 2017
Something New, Something Old: North Korea's Next Missiles
The Pukkuksong-3 SLBM enters the scene and an old name, the Hwasong-13 ICBM, makes a return.
Something New, Something Old: North Korea's Next Missiles
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
August 22, 2017
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
Counterterrorism is in and nation-building is out, but the United States still has no way out of Afghanistan.
No Exit From Afghanistan: Major Takeaways From Trump's Big Speech on America's Longest War
South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?
August 22, 2017
South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?
Recent events near Pag-asa Island raise distressing questions.
South China Sea: A Chinese 'Invasion' Near the Philippines' Pag-asa Island in the Spratlys?
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