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After ICBM Tests, UN Security Council Adopts Wide-Ranging Sanctions Against North Korea
August 07, 2017
After ICBM Tests, UN Security Council Adopts Wide-Ranging Sanctions Against North Korea
The latest sanctions will bar North Korean exports of coal, iron ore, lead, lead ore, and seafood.
After ICBM Tests, UN Security Council Adopts Wide-Ranging Sanctions Against North Korea
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
August 05, 2017
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
As ASEAN nears its 50th anniversary, what challenges does it face as a regional organization?
Assessing ASEAN's Geopolitical Relevance After 50 Years
New Details on North Korea's Second ICBM Test Suggest Improvements, Further Testing Ahead
August 03, 2017
New Details on North Korea's Second ICBM Test Suggest Improvements, Further Testing Ahead
North Korea's Hwasong-14 intercontinental-range ballistic missile may see further testing and development.
New Details on North Korea's Second ICBM Test Suggest Improvements, Further Testing Ahead
Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Staged a Massive Missile Drill Against a THAAD Mockup Target
August 03, 2017
Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Staged a Massive Missile Drill Against a THAAD Mockup Target
The exercise came one day before the People's Liberation Army celebrated its 90th anniversary with a major parade.
Chinese People's Liberation Army Rocket Force Staged a Massive Missile Drill Against a THAAD Mockup Target
North Korea's Second ICBM Test Introduced New Features to the Missile's Second Stage
August 01, 2017
North Korea's Second ICBM Test Introduced New Features to the Missile's Second Stage
North Korea's July 28 Hwasong-14 ICBM launch featured yaw maneuver motors on the second stage.
North Korea's Second ICBM Test Introduced New Features to the Missile's Second Stage
What the US Knew About North Korea's Second ICBM Launch Before It Happened
July 31, 2017
What the US Knew About North Korea's Second ICBM Launch Before It Happened
U.S. military intelligence observed North Korea's preparation for a second ICBM test from Mupyong-ni.
What the US Knew About North Korea's Second ICBM Launch Before It Happened
Why Bhutan Is the Wildcard in the Ongoing India-China Standoff at Doklam
July 31, 2017
Why Bhutan Is the Wildcard in the Ongoing India-China Standoff at Doklam
The choices that Bhutan makes will steer the resolution of the ongoing Himalayan impasse.
Why Bhutan Is the Wildcard in the Ongoing India-China Standoff at Doklam
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 30, 2017 Edition
July 31, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 30, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 30, 2017 Edition
Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
July 31, 2017
Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
Xi emphasized that the PLA must "unswervingly" obey and support the Communist Party of China.
Xi Jinping Presides Over Massive PLA Parade as Commander-in-Chief
THAAD System Successfully Completes Intercept of MRBM-Class Target
July 31, 2017
THAAD System Successfully Completes Intercept of MRBM-Class Target
THAAD successfully intercepts a medium-range ballistic missile target.
THAAD System Successfully Completes Intercept of MRBM-Class Target
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
July 29, 2017
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
Beleaguered by scandal, an election loss in Tokyo, and a significant resignation, how is Abe's political position?
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
North Korea Just Tested a Missile That Could Likely Reach Washington DC With a Nuclear Weapon
July 29, 2017
North Korea Just Tested a Missile That Could Likely Reach Washington DC With a Nuclear Weapon
Even with early data, North Korea's July 28 missile launch answers questions about the capability of its ICBMS.
North Korea Just Tested a Missile That Could Likely Reach Washington DC With a Nuclear Weapon
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
July 28, 2017
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
Tomomi Inada leaves office days shy of completing a one-year term.
Tomomi Inada, Japan's Defense Minister, Resigns Following Weeks of Scandal
Maritime Asia Update: Malabar 2017, India's Project 75I Sub, and EEZ Surveillance
July 27, 2017
Maritime Asia Update: Malabar 2017, India's Project 75I Sub, and EEZ Surveillance
The Diplomat's editors survey recent maritime and naval developments in Asia.
Maritime Asia Update: Malabar 2017, India's Project 75I Sub, and EEZ Surveillance
North Korea's New KN19 Coastal Defense Cruise Missile: More Than Meets the Eye
July 26, 2017
North Korea's New KN19 Coastal Defense Cruise Missile: More Than Meets the Eye
North Korea's new coastal defense cruise missile is notable for more than its integrated all-terrain launcher.
North Korea's New KN19 Coastal Defense Cruise Missile: More Than Meets the Eye
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
July 25, 2017
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
The incident is the third of its kind this year and the second to take place over the East China Sea.
East China Sea: 2 Chinese Fighters Conduct 'Unsafe' Intercept of US EP-3 Surveillance Aircraft
North Korea May Test a Second Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Any Day Now
July 25, 2017
North Korea May Test a Second Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Any Day Now
North Korea's Hwasong-14 ICBM may fly again soon.
North Korea May Test a Second Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Any Day Now
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 23, 2017 Edition
July 24, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 23, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 23, 2017 Edition
Will Japan's Mitsubishi and Kawasaki Build India's Next Project 75(I) AIP Submarine?
July 24, 2017
Will Japan's Mitsubishi and Kawasaki Build India's Next Project 75(I) AIP Submarine?
Japan's Mitsubish-Kawasaki consortium has received an RFI from the Indian Navy. Where does it lead?
Will Japan's Mitsubishi and Kawasaki Build India's Next Project 75(I) AIP Submarine?
Are Chinese Navy Spy Ships Within Exclusive Economic Zones Soon to Be a Fact of Life?
July 24, 2017
Are Chinese Navy Spy Ships Within Exclusive Economic Zones Soon to Be a Fact of Life?
China's double standard on military surveillance within exclusive economic zones becomes clearer.
Are Chinese Navy Spy Ships Within Exclusive Economic Zones Soon to Be a Fact of Life?
US Commissions New 100,000-Ton Supercarrier USS <em>Gerald R. Ford</em>
July 24, 2017
US Commissions New 100,000-Ton Supercarrier USS Gerald R. Ford
The lead ship of the Ford-class is the most expensive warship ever built for the U.S. Navy.
US Commissions New 100,000-Ton Supercarrier USS Gerald R. Ford
US State Department Announces Travel Restrictions for North Korea
July 22, 2017
US State Department Announces Travel Restrictions for North Korea
U.S. passports can no longer be used to travel to North Korea without special permission.
US State Department Announces Travel Restrictions for North Korea
One Year After the South China Sea Arbitration Award, Has China 'Won'?
July 22, 2017
One Year After the South China Sea Arbitration Award, Has China 'Won'?
The July 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling failed to change much in the South China Sea, but how far have things come?
One Year After the South China Sea Arbitration Award, Has China 'Won'?
A Chinese Spy Ship May Have Observed a THAAD Intercept Test, But That's Just Fine
July 19, 2017
A Chinese Spy Ship May Have Observed a THAAD Intercept Test, But That's Just Fine
The United States is making little of the fact that a Chinese surveillance vessel watched a THAAD intercept test. That's no surprise.
A Chinese Spy Ship May Have Observed a THAAD Intercept Test, But That's Just Fine
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