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

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India Approves New 'Strategic Partnership' Defense Manufacturing Policy
May 24, 2017
India Approves New 'Strategic Partnership' Defense Manufacturing Policy
The new policy will open up considerable space for private sector enterprises in the defense sector.
India Approves New 'Strategic Partnership' Defense Manufacturing Policy
Duterte Places Philippine Island of Mindanao Under Martial Law. What Next?
May 24, 2017
Duterte Places Philippine Island of Mindanao Under Martial Law. What Next?
Duterte cut short his trip to Russia to return to Manila after declaring martial law over the southern island of Mindanao.
Duterte Places Philippine Island of Mindanao Under Martial Law. What Next?
North Korea Tests Its Pukkuksong-2 Solid Fuel Ballistic Missile Again: First Takeaways
May 22, 2017
North Korea Tests Its Pukkuksong-2 Solid Fuel Ballistic Missile Again: First Takeaways
North Korea flight-tested its Pukkuksong medium-range ballistic missile for the second time this year.
North Korea Tests Its Pukkuksong-2 Solid Fuel Ballistic Missile Again: First Takeaways
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 21, 2017 Edition
May 21, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 21, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 21, 2017 Edition
Does China Have a Counterintelligence Edge Against the US?
May 21, 2017
Does China Have a Counterintelligence Edge Against the US?
A new report suggests China has successfully cracked down on U.S. human intelligence sources within its borders.
Does China Have a Counterintelligence Edge Against the US?
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
May 21, 2017
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
Beijing has rejected a statement by Japan and New Zealand calling on all parties in the disputes to respect a 2016 international ruling.
China Pushes Back on Japan, New Zealand Statement on South China Sea
2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unprofessional' Intercept of US Air Force WC-135
May 19, 2017
2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unprofessional' Intercept of US Air Force WC-135
Two Chinese Su-30s allegedly intercepted a U.S. WC-135 Constant Phoenix over the East China Sea.
2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unprofessional' Intercept of US Air Force WC-135
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
May 19, 2017
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
The framework appears to focus on general principles, with no agreement on binding rules just yet.
China, ASEAN Come to Agreement on a Framework South China Sea Code of Conduct
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
May 18, 2017
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
The Diplomat's editors discuss recent naval procurement decisions and exercises across the Asia-Pacific region.
From China's New Aircraft Carrier to Malabar 2017: Naval Update in the Asia-Pacific
The THAAD System in South Korea Detected North Korea's Latest Missile Launch. So What?
May 17, 2017
The THAAD System in South Korea Detected North Korea's Latest Missile Launch. So What?
THAAD's utility against a system like the Hwasong-12 is severely limited.
The THAAD System in South Korea Detected North Korea's Latest Missile Launch. So What?
AIIB Makes Its First Loan to India, the Bank's Second-Largest Shareholder
May 17, 2017
AIIB Makes Its First Loan to India, the Bank's Second-Largest Shareholder
The AIIB has approved its first-ever project in India.
AIIB Makes Its First Loan to India, the Bank's Second-Largest Shareholder
North Korea's New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile, the Hwasong-12: First Takeaways
May 15, 2017
North Korea's New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile, the Hwasong-12: First Takeaways
North Korea introduces the Hwasong-12, a "perfect weapon system" that may bring the U.S. territory of Guam into range.
North Korea's New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile, the Hwasong-12: First Takeaways
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 14, 2017 Edition
May 14, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 14, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 14, 2017 Edition
India Tests SPYDER Surface-to-Air Missile System
May 14, 2017
India Tests SPYDER Surface-to-Air Missile System
India tested a low-level, short-range surface-to-air missile system.
India Tests SPYDER Surface-to-Air Missile System
North Korea Launches What Is Possibly a New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
May 14, 2017
North Korea Launches What Is Possibly a New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
The test came out of Kusong, near the country's western coast.
North Korea Launches What Is Possibly a New Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
A Liberal Triumphs in South Korea: Who Is Moon Jae-in?
May 13, 2017
A Liberal Triumphs in South Korea: Who Is Moon Jae-in?
Is Moon Jae-in anti-American? Are South Koreans divided over politics by age? Steven Denney offers insight into these questions.
A Liberal Triumphs in South Korea: Who Is Moon Jae-in?
Quadrilateral US, UK, Japan, France Naval Exercises Off Guam Indefinitely Postponed
May 12, 2017
Quadrilateral US, UK, Japan, France Naval Exercises Off Guam Indefinitely Postponed
The U.S. Navy does not have a date for the resumption of the exercises.
Quadrilateral US, UK, Japan, France Naval Exercises Off Guam Indefinitely Postponed
Bipartisan Group of US Senators Call for South China Sea FONOPs
May 12, 2017
Bipartisan Group of US Senators Call for South China Sea FONOPs
U.S. lawmakers note a lack of attention by the Trump administration to the South China Sea.
Bipartisan Group of US Senators Call for South China Sea FONOPs
One Belt, One Road, One Hegemon? The Geopolitics of China's OBOR Initiative
May 12, 2017
One Belt, One Road, One Hegemon? The Geopolitics of China's OBOR Initiative
What is China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative all about?
One Belt, One Road, One Hegemon? The Geopolitics of China's OBOR Initiative
A First: Indian and Australian Navies Plan Exercises Off Western Australian Coast
May 11, 2017
A First: Indian and Australian Navies Plan Exercises Off Western Australian Coast
The Indian Navy will join its Australian counterpart for an exercise off the coast of Western Australia.
A First: Indian and Australian Navies Plan Exercises Off Western Australian Coast
No, South Korea's New President Is Not 'Anti-American'
May 10, 2017
No, South Korea's New President Is Not 'Anti-American'
South Korea's new president may seek more independence within the alliance, but he's not anti-American.
No, South Korea's New President Is Not 'Anti-American'
East China Sea: 4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Territorial Sea Near Disputed Islands
May 09, 2017
East China Sea: 4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Territorial Sea Near Disputed Islands
Japan claims this is the 12th incursion by Chinese vessels in the East China Sea to date this year.
East China Sea: 4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Territorial Sea Near Disputed Islands
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 7, 2017 Edition
May 08, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 7, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 7, 2017 Edition
After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
May 08, 2017
After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
Pakistan claims to have killed 50 Afghan security personnel -- a claim strongly denied by Afghanistan.
After Border Skirmish, Afghanistan and Pakistan Cite Vastly Divergent Casualty Counts
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