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

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Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
June 19, 2017
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
FONOPs may generate a bit too much buzz for their own good.
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
South China Sea: Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
June 19, 2017
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
The Izumo additionally escorted U.S. Navy vessels in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
June 15, 2017
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
What are the costs and benefits of having India and Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 12, 2017 Edition
June 14, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 12, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 12, 2017 Edition
Chinese Navy Task Group Visits Pakistan With a Focus on Increasing Interoperability
June 14, 2017
Chinese Navy Task Group Visits Pakistan With a Focus on Increasing Interoperability
Three Chinese warships are in Pakistan for a four-day visit that will include training exercises.
Chinese Navy Task Group Visits Pakistan With a Focus on Increasing Interoperability
It's Official: India's Modi Will Meet Trump At Last
June 14, 2017
It's Official: India's Modi Will Meet Trump At Last
The meeting will be the first between the two leaders and a chance for Modi to lock in continuity in U.S.-India ties.
It's Official: India's Modi Will Meet Trump At Last
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
June 14, 2017
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
Warmbier, who was released after 17 months, is reportedly in a coma after facing mistreatment in North Korea.
North Korea Releases US Citizen Otto Warmbier After 17 Months of Imprisonment
Reflections on the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue: Whither the Rules-Based Order in Asia?
June 09, 2017
Reflections on the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue: Whither the Rules-Based Order in Asia?
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran are back from the Shangri-La Dialogue with reflections.
Reflections on the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue: Whither the Rules-Based Order in Asia?
North Korea Introduces a New Coastal Defense Cruise Missile Launcher: First Takeaways
June 09, 2017
North Korea Introduces a New Coastal Defense Cruise Missile Launcher: First Takeaways
North Korea shows off its new coastal defense cruise missile.
North Korea Introduces a New Coastal Defense Cruise Missile Launcher: First Takeaways
North Korea Launches Multiple Coastal Defense Cruise Missiles Into Sea of Japan
June 08, 2017
North Korea Launches Multiple Coastal Defense Cruise Missiles Into Sea of Japan
North Korea launched multiple ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan from what is possibly a brand-new system.
North Korea Launches Multiple Coastal Defense Cruise Missiles Into Sea of Japan
US Missile Defense Agency Head: North Korea's ICBM Ambitions a Source of 'Great Concern'
June 08, 2017
US Missile Defense Agency Head: North Korea's ICBM Ambitions a Source of 'Great Concern'
Can U.S. ballistic missile defense efforts outpace North Korea's progress toward an ICBM?
US Missile Defense Agency Head: North Korea's ICBM Ambitions a Source of 'Great Concern'
South Korea's New Government Suspends THAAD Deployment Pending Environmental Assessment
June 07, 2017
South Korea's New Government Suspends THAAD Deployment Pending Environmental Assessment
The South Korean presidential office has said the deployment of additional THAAD launchers will be delayed.
South Korea's New Government Suspends THAAD Deployment Pending Environmental Assessment
Trump's Qatar Tweets Show Why Mattis' Task in Singapore Was Impossible
June 07, 2017
Trump's Qatar Tweets Show Why Mattis' Task in Singapore Was Impossible
Trump's behavior on the world stage shows that even his own cabinet secretaries can't speak on his behalf.
Trump's Qatar Tweets Show Why Mattis' Task in Singapore Was Impossible
The Battle of Midway, 75 Years On
June 07, 2017
The Battle of Midway, 75 Years On
75 years later, the Battle of Midway stands as one of the greatest all-time naval victories.
The Battle of Midway, 75 Years On
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 4, 2017 Edition
June 05, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 4, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 4, 2017 Edition
Why China and Russia Continue to Oppose THAAD
June 04, 2017
Why China and Russia Continue to Oppose THAAD
Russian and Chinese opposition to THAAD featured prominently at the 2017 Shangri-La Dialogue.
Why China and Russia Continue to Oppose THAAD
India Conducts Successful User Trial of Prithvi-II Short-Range Ballistic Missile
June 04, 2017
India Conducts Successful User Trial of Prithvi-II Short-Range Ballistic Missile
India tested a production unit of its Prithvi-II stockpile successfully.
India Conducts Successful User Trial of Prithvi-II Short-Range Ballistic Missile
Exclusive: North Korea Tested Its New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile 3 Times in April 2017
June 03, 2017
Exclusive: North Korea Tested Its New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile 3 Times in April 2017
North Korea tested its new intermediate-range ballistic missile, the Hwasong-12, three times in April 2017.
Exclusive: North Korea Tested Its New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile 3 Times in April 2017
North Korea Introduces a New 'Ultra-Precision' Scud Missile Variant: First Takeaways
May 30, 2017
North Korea Introduces a New 'Ultra-Precision' Scud Missile Variant: First Takeaways
North Korea introduces a new "ultra-precision" Scud variant. What good is it?
North Korea Introduces a New 'Ultra-Precision' Scud Missile Variant: First Takeaways
Did North Korea's Latest Missile Launch Seek to Drive a Wedge Between Japan and South Korea?
May 30, 2017
Did North Korea's Latest Missile Launch Seek to Drive a Wedge Between Japan and South Korea?
North Korea's latest missile launch may reignite a long-simmering territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea.
Did North Korea's Latest Missile Launch Seek to Drive a Wedge Between Japan and South Korea?
China Protests as G7 Leaders Call for 'Demilitarization' of East, South China Seas
May 29, 2017
China Protests as G7 Leaders Call for 'Demilitarization' of East, South China Seas
The G-7 leaders call on parties in the South China Sea to demilitarize features.
China Protests as G7 Leaders Call for 'Demilitarization' of East, South China Seas
North Korea Declares KN-06 Surface-to-Air Missile System Operational After Successful Test
May 29, 2017
North Korea Declares KN-06 Surface-to-Air Missile System Operational After Successful Test
The KN-06 is ready for mass production and deployment, according to Kim Jong-un.
North Korea Declares KN-06 Surface-to-Air Missile System Operational After Successful Test
The US Navy's First Trump-Era South China Sea FONOP Just Happened: First Takeaways and Analysis
May 25, 2017
The US Navy's First Trump-Era South China Sea FONOP Just Happened: First Takeaways and Analysis
A U.S. warship finally passes within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef.
The US Navy's First Trump-Era South China Sea FONOP Just Happened: First Takeaways and Analysis
Jakarta Bus Terminal Hit With Two Suicide Bombings
May 25, 2017
Jakarta Bus Terminal Hit With Two Suicide Bombings
The attack appeared to target Jakarta police officers.
Jakarta Bus Terminal Hit With Two Suicide Bombings
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