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

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East China Sea: Japan Protests As Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed Waters
November 07, 2016
East China Sea: Japan Protests As Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed Waters
Japan says the incursion is the 31st in the East China Sea this year.
East China Sea: Japan Protests As Chinese Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed Waters
India, Japan Amphibious Aircraft Likely to Be Concluded
November 07, 2016
India, Japan Amphibious Aircraft Likely to Be Concluded
The deal would mark Japan's first major foreign defense export in the post-Second World War era.
India, Japan Amphibious Aircraft Likely to Be Concluded
THAAD Coming to South Korea in 8-10 Months: Top US Commander
November 05, 2016
THAAD Coming to South Korea in 8-10 Months: Top US Commander
The top U.S. commander in South Korea clarifies a timeline for the deployment of the first battery.
THAAD Coming to South Korea in 8-10 Months: Top US Commander
China's 6th Plenum: Why You Should Care
November 05, 2016
China's 6th Plenum: Why You Should Care
The Diplomat‘s Editor-in-Chief Shannon Tiezzi joins Ankit Panda to discuss Chinese politics after the Sixth Plenum.
China's 6th Plenum: Why You Should Care
What's India's President up to in Nepal?
November 03, 2016
What's India's President up to in Nepal?
The India-Nepal reset continues, with the first Indian presidential visit to Nepal in 18 years.
What's India's President up to in Nepal?
North Korea Could Be Preparing For Another West Coast Musudan Test
November 03, 2016
North Korea Could Be Preparing For Another West Coast Musudan Test
Pyongyang is likely gearing up for another Musudan test launch -- possibly its ninth this year.
North Korea Could Be Preparing For Another West Coast Musudan Test
South China Sea: What Exactly Has Changed At Scarborough Shoal?
November 01, 2016
South China Sea: What Exactly Has Changed At Scarborough Shoal?
Scarborough Shoal remains under the watch of the China Coast Guard, but Philippine fishermen have access once again.
South China Sea: What Exactly Has Changed At Scarborough Shoal?
China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Makes Its Debut at the 2016 Zhuhai Airshow
November 01, 2016
China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Makes Its Debut at the 2016 Zhuhai Airshow
The Chengdu J-20 will become the People's Liberation Army Air Force's next major stealth fighter.
China's J-20 Stealth Fighter Makes Its Debut at the 2016 Zhuhai Airshow
China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
October 31, 2016
China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
China and Sri Lanka are expected to move forward on Hambantota port in November 2016.
China, Sri Lankan Set to Finalize Agreements For Hambantota Port Phase 2
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: October 30, 2016 Edition
October 31, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 30, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 30, 2016 Edition
After the Rafale Deal, Is the Ghost of the MMRCA Back in India?
October 31, 2016
After the Rafale Deal, Is the Ghost of the MMRCA Back in India?
The Indian Air Force looks to acquire 200 to 300 jets, but that might be easier said than done.
After the Rafale Deal, Is the Ghost of the MMRCA Back in India?
Indian Army 'Fire Assault' Hits Pakistan Military Outposts
October 31, 2016
Indian Army 'Fire Assault' Hits Pakistan Military Outposts
Tensions between India and Pakistan in Kashmir continue to intensify.
Indian Army 'Fire Assault' Hits Pakistan Military Outposts
South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Gain Access to Scarborough Shoal After Duterte's China Trip
October 29, 2016
South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Gain Access to Scarborough Shoal After Duterte's China Trip
Is China extending an olive branch to the Philippines ahead of bilateral talks?
South China Sea: Philippine Fishermen Gain Access to Scarborough Shoal After Duterte's China Trip
South China Sea: PLAN Conducts Drill Off Hainan Island
October 28, 2016
South China Sea: PLAN Conducts Drill Off Hainan Island
The exercise comes less than a week after the latest U.S. freedom of navigation patrol.
South China Sea: PLAN Conducts Drill Off Hainan Island
Philippine Foreign Policy Under Rodrigo Duterte: Geopolitical Tectonic Shifts?
October 26, 2016
Philippine Foreign Policy Under Rodrigo Duterte: Geopolitical Tectonic Shifts?
The Diplomat‘s Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss Philippine foreign policy under Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine Foreign Policy Under Rodrigo Duterte: Geopolitical Tectonic Shifts?
Duterte: Settle South China Sea Dispute With a Little Help From Japan?
October 26, 2016
Duterte: Settle South China Sea Dispute With a Little Help From Japan?
The Philippine president's talk of multilateralism over the South China Sea involving Japan will concern China.
Duterte: Settle South China Sea Dispute With a Little Help From Japan?
Japan Wants India to Speak Up on the South China Sea, But Will New Delhi Listen?
October 25, 2016
Japan Wants India to Speak Up on the South China Sea, But Will New Delhi Listen?
Japan wants India to speak up more on the South China Sea disputes.
Japan Wants India to Speak Up on the South China Sea, But Will New Delhi Listen?
China's Sixth Plenum Begins With a Focus on Intra-Party Discipline: What to Expect
October 24, 2016
China's Sixth Plenum Begins With a Focus on Intra-Party Discipline: What to Expect
The Sixth Plenum of the 18th Party Congress is about to kick off. Here's what to watch for.
China's Sixth Plenum Begins With a Focus on Intra-Party Discipline: What to Expect
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: October 23, 2016 Edition
October 24, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 23, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 23, 2016 Edition
3 Chinese Navy Ships Visit Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay
October 24, 2016
3 Chinese Navy Ships Visit Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay
The visit is the first by the Chinese Navy since Vietnam opened the Cam Ranh international port facility.
3 Chinese Navy Ships Visit Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay
Commonwealth Withdrawal Highlights Challenges in Maldives
October 24, 2016
Commonwealth Withdrawal Highlights Challenges in Maldives
Maldives withdrew from the Commonwealth in October, further highlighting its democratic backsliding.
Commonwealth Withdrawal Highlights Challenges in Maldives
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
October 22, 2016
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
The FONOP is the first to take place since a July ruling on China's claims in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation in Paracel Islands
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways
October 21, 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways
Rodrigo Duterte's first meeting with his Chinese counterpart suggests bilateral rapprochement on a range of issues.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Xi Jinping: First Takeaways
Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
October 20, 2016
Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss royal succession in Thailand.
Thailand After King Bhumibol Adulyadej: Succession, Civil-Military Relations, and Geopolitics
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