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Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
March 03, 2017
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
China returns to the Miyako Strait.
Chinese Military Aircraft Transit Miyako Strait, Leading Japan to Scramble Jets
Will Saudi Arabia Purchase an Entire Atoll From the Maldives?
March 02, 2017
Will Saudi Arabia Purchase an Entire Atoll From the Maldives?
The bilateral relationship between Male and Riyadh hasn't received too much attention to date, but is quickly growing.
Will Saudi Arabia Purchase an Entire Atoll From the Maldives?
US, South Korea Kick Off Annual Foal Eagle Exercise
March 02, 2017
US, South Korea Kick Off Annual Foal Eagle Exercise
The alliance kicks off its large-scale annual drills.
US, South Korea Kick Off Annual Foal Eagle Exercise
Despite Demonetization Doldrums, India Keeps up GDP Growth Rate
March 01, 2017
Despite Demonetization Doldrums, India Keeps up GDP Growth Rate
Despite expectations of a slowdown, India posts a surprisingly high GDP growth rate for Q4 2016.
Despite Demonetization Doldrums, India Keeps up GDP Growth Rate
Did Trump Get Something Out of Xi in Exchange for Affirming 'One China'?
February 28, 2017
Did Trump Get Something Out of Xi in Exchange for Affirming 'One China'?
“The president always gets something.”
Did Trump Get Something Out of Xi in Exchange for Affirming 'One China'?
How Trump's 'Historic' Defense Spending Proposal Could Affect Asia
February 28, 2017
How Trump's 'Historic' Defense Spending Proposal Could Affect Asia
The Trump White House has big league plans for the U.S. military.
How Trump's 'Historic' Defense Spending Proposal Could Affect Asia
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: February 26, 2017 Edition
February 27, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 26, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 26, 2017 Edition
Are Chinese Forces Conducting Patrols in Afghanistan?
February 27, 2017
Are Chinese Forces Conducting Patrols in Afghanistan?
China has denied reports that its military is conducting patrols across the border in Afghanistan.
Are Chinese Forces Conducting Patrols in Afghanistan?
Planned New York Talks Between North Korean and Former US Officials Won't Go Ahead
February 27, 2017
Planned New York Talks Between North Korean and Former US Officials Won't Go Ahead
Track 1.5 talks with North Korea officials won't be returning to New York City after all.
Planned New York Talks Between North Korean and Former US Officials Won't Go Ahead
The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?
February 27, 2017
The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?
China says its facility in Djibouti will amount to little more than a "support facility."
The Chinese Navy's Djibouti Base: A 'Support Facility' or Something More?
Kim Jong-nam's Assassins in Malaysia Used VX Nerve Agent. That's a Big Deal.
February 24, 2017
Kim Jong-nam's Assassins in Malaysia Used VX Nerve Agent. That's a Big Deal.
Malaysian authorities confirm Kim Jong-nam was killed by the VX nerve agent.
Kim Jong-nam's Assassins in Malaysia Used VX Nerve Agent. That's a Big Deal.
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
February 24, 2017
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
Does the blasphemy scandal surrounding Ahok portend a transformation of Indonesian Islam?
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
Asia-Pacific States Are Buying Arms at Record Post-Cold War Levels
February 22, 2017
Asia-Pacific States Are Buying Arms at Record Post-Cold War Levels
Asian states accounted for 43 percent of all global arms imports between 2012 and 2016.
Asia-Pacific States Are Buying Arms at Record Post-Cold War Levels
After Trump-Xi Call, US-China Interactions Expand, But Direction Remains Unclear
February 22, 2017
After Trump-Xi Call, US-China Interactions Expand, But Direction Remains Unclear
Trump's affirmation of the United States' 'one China' policy has allowed for more high-level U.S.-China activity.
After Trump-Xi Call, US-China Interactions Expand, But Direction Remains Unclear
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: February 19, 2017 Edition
February 21, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 19, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 19, 2017 Edition
North Korean Representatives May Meet Former US Officials in New York City
February 21, 2017
North Korean Representatives May Meet Former US Officials in New York City
Former U.S. officials may meet North Korean representatives in New York, suggesting Kim Jong-un is open to talks.
North Korean Representatives May Meet Former US Officials in New York City
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the South China Sea
February 21, 2017
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the South China Sea
The U.S. Navy now has two supercarriers deployed to the Asia-Pacific region.
US Carrier Strike Group Arrives in the South China Sea
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
February 17, 2017
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
Freedom of navigation with Chinese characteristics may be incoming.
China Mulls Maritime Law Revisions, Codifying Its South China Sea Practices
Pukkuksong-2: Why North Korea's New Solid-Fuel Ballistic Missile Matters
February 17, 2017
Pukkuksong-2: Why North Korea's New Solid-Fuel Ballistic Missile Matters
North Korea's new missile and launcher show that Pyongyang is taking survivability seriously.
Pukkuksong-2: Why North Korea's New Solid-Fuel Ballistic Missile Matters
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
February 16, 2017
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
Shinzo Abe is confident that Trump is on board with Japanese monetary practices.
Did Abe Convince Trump Japan Wasn't a Currency Manipulator?
Why Was Kim Jong-un's Older Half-Brother Reportedly Assassinated?
February 15, 2017
Why Was Kim Jong-un's Older Half-Brother Reportedly Assassinated?
Kim Jong-il's oldest son was assassinated, allegedly by North Korean agents, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Why Was Kim Jong-un's Older Half-Brother Reportedly Assassinated?
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
February 14, 2017
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
Trump is reportedly close to making his choices on the future of U.S. FONOPs in the South China Sea.
More FONOPs Coming Soon to the South China Sea?
It Wasn't an ICBM, But North Korea's First Missile Test of 2017 Is a Big Deal
February 14, 2017
It Wasn't an ICBM, But North Korea's First Missile Test of 2017 Is a Big Deal
North Korea's first missile test of 2017 represents important progress.
It Wasn't an ICBM, But North Korea's First Missile Test of 2017 Is a Big Deal
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: February 12, 2017 Edition
February 13, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 12, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 12, 2017 Edition
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