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North Korea Detains Another US Citizen, Bringing Total Held to Four
May 08, 2017
North Korea Detains Another US Citizen, Bringing Total Held to Four
Kim Hak-song, an employee of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was detained on Saturday.
North Korea Detains Another US Citizen, Bringing Total Held to Four
China Probes the Limits of Trump's Transactional Deal-Making Approach to Foreign Affairs
May 08, 2017
China Probes the Limits of Trump's Transactional Deal-Making Approach to Foreign Affairs
Did China ask Trump to sack the commander of U.S. Pacific Command?
China Probes the Limits of Trump's Transactional Deal-Making Approach to Foreign Affairs
China Burnishes Anti-Piracy Credentials Without Clarifying Possible Use of Lethal Force
May 08, 2017
China Burnishes Anti-Piracy Credentials Without Clarifying Possible Use of Lethal Force
The Chinese Ministry of National Defense clarified the extent of the Chinese Navy's anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean.
China Burnishes Anti-Piracy Credentials Without Clarifying Possible Use of Lethal Force
Where Are US-ASEAN Ties Headed in the Trump Era?
May 06, 2017
Where Are US-ASEAN Ties Headed in the Trump Era?
Will ASEAN-U.S. ties flounder in the Trump era as the United States' attention shifts to Northeast Asia?
Where Are US-ASEAN Ties Headed in the Trump Era?
An Indian Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile Test Failed Shortly After Launch. What Happened?
May 05, 2017
An Indian Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile Test Failed Shortly After Launch. What Happened?
India will be looking to get to the bottom of what caused an Agni-2 MRBM to fail early in flight in user-testing.
An Indian Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile Test Failed Shortly After Launch. What Happened?
With One Tweet, Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan Are Made Unusually Public
May 03, 2017
With One Tweet, Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan Are Made Unusually Public
The Pakistani military has been surprisingly transparent about its contempt for the country's civilian leaders.
With One Tweet, Civil-Military Tensions in Pakistan Are Made Unusually Public
It's Official: THAAD Missile Defense Is Up and Running in South Korea
May 02, 2017
It's Official: THAAD Missile Defense Is Up and Running in South Korea
The controversial missile defense system has become operational, days ahead of South Korea's 2017 presidential election.
It's Official: THAAD Missile Defense Is Up and Running in South Korea
Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia
May 02, 2017
Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia
How long until Trump wonders out loud why the U.S. should risk American cities for Korean and Japanese cities?
Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 30, 2017 Edition
May 01, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 30, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 30, 2017 Edition
Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
May 01, 2017
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
The JS Izumo will have its first deployment alongside a U.S. Navy vessel outside of exercises.
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
US National Security Chief Confirms No Plans to Charge South Korea for THAAD
May 01, 2017
US National Security Chief Confirms No Plans to Charge South Korea for THAAD
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster manages the fallout from Trump's THAAD comments.
US National Security Chief Confirms No Plans to Charge South Korea for THAAD
Go First and Go Nuclear: Assessing North Korea's Emerging Nuclear Strategy
April 30, 2017
Go First and Go Nuclear: Assessing North Korea's Emerging Nuclear Strategy
Vipin Narang explains North Korea's nuclear warfighting strategy and theory of victory.
Go First and Go Nuclear: Assessing North Korea's Emerging Nuclear Strategy
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
April 28, 2017
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
Slowly but surely, Trump chips away at the foundations for reassurance in the U.S.-South Korea alliance.
$1 Billion For THAAD? Trump Chips Away at the US-South Korea Alliance
India's 2017 Joint Armed Forces Doctrine: First Takeaways
April 28, 2017
India's 2017 Joint Armed Forces Doctrine: First Takeaways
India's latest joint military doctrinal document offers new insight.
India's 2017 Joint Armed Forces Doctrine: First Takeaways
China's First Domestically Manufactured Carrier Launches. What's Next for the PLAN?
April 27, 2017
China's First Domestically Manufactured Carrier Launches. What's Next for the PLAN?
China's first domestic carrier launches. What's next?
China's First Domestically Manufactured Carrier Launches. What's Next for the PLAN?
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
April 26, 2017
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
Trilateralism over the North Korean issue with the United States has temporarily drawn attention away from bilateral tensions.
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
Every North Korean Missile Launch Since 1984 Visualized
April 25, 2017
Every North Korean Missile Launch Since 1984 Visualized
A new database offers insight into 33 years of North Korean missile testing.
Every North Korean Missile Launch Since 1984 Visualized
A US <em>Ohio</em>-class Guided Missile Submarine May Be Heading to South Korea
April 25, 2017
A US Ohio-class Guided Missile Submarine May Be Heading to South Korea
The United States may be dispatching an advanced submarine along with a carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula.
A US Ohio-class Guided Missile Submarine May Be Heading to South Korea
US Carrier Strike Group Joined By Japanese Warships for Philippine Sea Exercise
April 24, 2017
US Carrier Strike Group Joined By Japanese Warships for Philippine Sea Exercise
Two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers have joined the USS Carl Vinson in the Philippine Sea.
US Carrier Strike Group Joined By Japanese Warships for Philippine Sea Exercise
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 23, 2017 Edition
April 24, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 23, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 23, 2017 Edition
China-Based Hackers Targeting South Korea Over THAAD: Report
April 24, 2017
China-Based Hackers Targeting South Korea Over THAAD: Report
China's retaliation against South Korea for the deployment of THAAD continues.
China-Based Hackers Targeting South Korea Over THAAD: Report
A First: India Successfully Tests BrahMos Supersonic Land-Attack Cruise Missile
April 24, 2017
A First: India Successfully Tests BrahMos Supersonic Land-Attack Cruise Missile
The Indian Navy tested a land-attack variant of the supersonic BrahMos.
A First: India Successfully Tests BrahMos Supersonic Land-Attack Cruise Missile
China's First Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier May Launch Any Day Now
April 24, 2017
China's First Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier May Launch Any Day Now
China's first homemade carrier could launch in the coming days.
China's First Domestically Built Aircraft Carrier May Launch Any Day Now
South China Sea: Did China Coast Guard Deny Philippine Fishermen Access to Union Bank?
April 21, 2017
South China Sea: Did China Coast Guard Deny Philippine Fishermen Access to Union Bank?
Philippine authorities are investigating an incident near Gaven Reef, where China has built an artificial island.
South China Sea: Did China Coast Guard Deny Philippine Fishermen Access to Union Bank?
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