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

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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?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: August 20, 2017 Edition
August 21, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 20, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 20, 2017 Edition
US, South Korea Begin Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2017 War Games Amid Threats From North Korea
August 21, 2017
US, South Korea Begin Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2017 War Games Amid Threats From North Korea
The United States and South Korea will simulate a range of military scenarios and operations.
US, South Korea Begin Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2017 War Games Amid Threats From North Korea
Stone-Pelting at Lake Pangong: India, China Border Tensions Under the Spotlight
August 21, 2017
Stone-Pelting at Lake Pangong: India, China Border Tensions Under the Spotlight
An unusually violent border incident between India and China highlights ongoing tensions.
Stone-Pelting at Lake Pangong: India, China Border Tensions Under the Spotlight
Will the US Learn to Accept the Reality of North Korea's Nuclear-Tipped Missiles?
August 19, 2017
Will the US Learn to Accept the Reality of North Korea's Nuclear-Tipped Missiles?
Is the United States going to be able to accept the reality about North Korea's nuclear-tipped missiles?
Will the US Learn to Accept the Reality of North Korea's Nuclear-Tipped Missiles?
North Korea Has Already Crossed Moon Jae-in's Red Line
August 18, 2017
North Korea Has Already Crossed Moon Jae-in's Red Line
The South Korean president's latest red line has already been transgressed by North Korea's Hwasong-14 missile.
North Korea Has Already Crossed Moon Jae-in's Red Line
Top US, Japan Defense and Diplomatic Officials Meet to Discuss Alliance, Regional Issues
August 18, 2017
Top US, Japan Defense and Diplomatic Officials Meet to Discuss Alliance, Regional Issues
Top U.S. and Japanese officials discuss North Korea, the East China Sea, and much more.
Top US, Japan Defense and Diplomatic Officials Meet to Discuss Alliance, Regional Issues
Whatever Trump May Believe, North Korea Didn't 'Back Down' From Its Guam Threat
August 17, 2017
Whatever Trump May Believe, North Korea Didn't 'Back Down' From Its Guam Threat
That North Korea has not yet launched missiles toward Guam does not mean that Kim Jong-un has backed down.
Whatever Trump May Believe, North Korea Didn't 'Back Down' From Its Guam Threat
North Korea's New High-Performance Missile Engines Likely Weren't Made in Russia or Ukraine
August 16, 2017
North Korea's New High-Performance Missile Engines Likely Weren't Made in Russia or Ukraine
However, U.S. intelligence has a good idea of the kind of engine North Korea is using in its new long-range missiles.
North Korea's New High-Performance Missile Engines Likely Weren't Made in Russia or Ukraine
North Korea Won't Be Striking the Waters Near Guam. For Now.
August 15, 2017
North Korea Won't Be Striking the Waters Near Guam. For Now.
Kim Jong-un decided not to pull the trigger on his plan to strike waters near Guam. What does that tell us?
North Korea Won't Be Striking the Waters Near Guam. For Now.
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: August 13, 2017 Edition
August 14, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 13, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 13, 2017 Edition
Indian, Chinese Navies To Participate in Search-and-Rescue Naval Drill
August 14, 2017
Indian, Chinese Navies To Participate in Search-and-Rescue Naval Drill
The exercise will be held in November under the auspices of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium.
Indian, Chinese Navies To Participate in Search-and-Rescue Naval Drill
China and North Korea Have a Mutual Defense Treaty, But When Would It Apply?
August 14, 2017
China and North Korea Have a Mutual Defense Treaty, But When Would It Apply?
China's assurances to North Korea would not apply if it began a war, but it would if were attacked first.
China and North Korea Have a Mutual Defense Treaty, But When Would It Apply?
How Trump Can Enforce His 'Red Line' on North Korea's ICBM Without War
August 14, 2017
How Trump Can Enforce His 'Red Line' on North Korea's ICBM Without War
Is massive spending on missile defense the Trump administration's answer to its red line problem with North Korea?
How Trump Can Enforce His 'Red Line' on North Korea's ICBM Without War
US Intelligence: North Korea's ICBM Reentry Vehicles Are Likely Good Enough to Hit the Continental US
August 12, 2017
US Intelligence: North Korea's ICBM Reentry Vehicles Are Likely Good Enough to Hit the Continental US
North Korea's reentry vehicle technology is likely where it needs it to be, but it may choose to test to longer ranges.
US Intelligence: North Korea's ICBM Reentry Vehicles Are Likely Good Enough to Hit the Continental US
Why Trump's Threat of 'Fire and Fury' Against North Korea Is So Dangerous
August 11, 2017
Why Trump's Threat of 'Fire and Fury' Against North Korea Is So Dangerous
Trump's empty threats are not only dangerous; they serve to undermine allied commitments and the credibility of U.S. threats.
Why Trump's Threat of 'Fire and Fury' Against North Korea Is So Dangerous
Why North Korea Is Planning Long-Range Missile Flight Tests Over Japan and Toward Guam
August 10, 2017
Why North Korea Is Planning Long-Range Missile Flight Tests Over Japan and Toward Guam
What an unusual statement out of North Korea tells us about its future missile testing plans.
Why North Korea Is Planning Long-Range Missile Flight Tests Over Japan and Toward Guam
Resolution 2371's Sanctions Won't Solve the North Korea Problem
August 09, 2017
Resolution 2371's Sanctions Won't Solve the North Korea Problem
The latest round of UN Security Council sanctions may only have limited effectiveness in reining in North Korea.
Resolution 2371's Sanctions Won't Solve the North Korea Problem
US Intelligence: North Korea May Already Be Annually Accruing Enough Fissile Material for 12 Nuclear Weapons
August 09, 2017
US Intelligence: North Korea May Already Be Annually Accruing Enough Fissile Material for 12 Nuclear Weapons
North Korea's arsenal could begin to grow at increasingly faster rates.
US Intelligence: North Korea May Already Be Annually Accruing Enough Fissile Material for 12 Nuclear Weapons
US Considers Direct Military Involvement in Fight Against Islamic State-Affiliated Militants in Mindanao
August 08, 2017
US Considers Direct Military Involvement in Fight Against Islamic State-Affiliated Militants in Mindanao
U.S. drone strikes against the Islamic State in the Philippines may not be decisive in terminating the conflict.
US Considers Direct Military Involvement in Fight Against Islamic State-Affiliated Militants in Mindanao
China Hits Back at South Korea's THAAD Deployment Following North Korea's Latest ICBM Test
August 08, 2017
China Hits Back at South Korea's THAAD Deployment Following North Korea's Latest ICBM Test
South Korea approved the provisional deployment of additional THAAD launchers.
China Hits Back at South Korea's THAAD Deployment Following North Korea's Latest ICBM Test
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: August 6, 2017 Edition
August 07, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 6, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 6, 2017 Edition
How Much Trade Transits the South China Sea? Not $5.3 Trillion a Year
August 07, 2017
How Much Trade Transits the South China Sea? Not $5.3 Trillion a Year
How much trade actually transits the South China Sea every year?
How Much Trade Transits the South China Sea? Not $5.3 Trillion a Year
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