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

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A Second Russian Nuclear Attack Submarine for India?
October 20, 2016
A Second Russian Nuclear Attack Submarine for India?
India may be slated to take delivery of a second Russian nuclear attack submarine in the early 2020s.
A Second Russian Nuclear Attack Submarine for India?
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
October 19, 2016
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
As Obama enters his last hundred days in office, Asia remains in flux.
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
October 18, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
Japan denies that any talks for joint administration of the dispute island chain are underway with Russia.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: October 16, 2016 Edition
October 17, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 16, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 16, 2016 Edition
Duterte: No Bargaining With China on South China Sea
October 17, 2016
Duterte: No Bargaining With China on South China Sea
The Philippine president suggested that he would bring up the July 12 ruling on the South China Sea when he visits China.
Duterte: No Bargaining With China on South China Sea
South Korean Air Force Receives New Bunker Busting Cruise Missiles
October 17, 2016
South Korean Air Force Receives New Bunker Busting Cruise Missiles
South Korea's F-15K Slam Eagle fighters will have another card up their sleeve.
South Korean Air Force Receives New Bunker Busting Cruise Missiles
North Korean Missile Launch Attempt Fails
October 17, 2016
North Korean Missile Launch Attempt Fails
The missile in question may have been the Hwasong-10, or Musudan, intermediate-range ballistic missile.
North Korean Missile Launch Attempt Fails
Conrad Prince on the United Kingdom's Cyber Strategy and Asia
October 15, 2016
Conrad Prince on the United Kingdom's Cyber Strategy and Asia
Conrad Prince, UK Cyber Ambassador, speaks with The Diplomat about cyber security and the Asia-Pacific.
Conrad Prince on the United Kingdom's Cyber Strategy and Asia
After Thai King Bhumibol's Death, Succession May Be Delayed
October 14, 2016
After Thai King Bhumibol's Death, Succession May Be Delayed
Will Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn step up as Thailand's next monarch?
After Thai King Bhumibol's Death, Succession May Be Delayed
South China Sea Disputes Are On Duterte's China Agenda Ahead of Visit, But to What Ends?
October 12, 2016
South China Sea Disputes Are On Duterte's China Agenda Ahead of Visit, But to What Ends?
Can Duterte make China a workable offer concerning the South China Sea disputes?
South China Sea Disputes Are On Duterte's China Agenda Ahead of Visit, But to What Ends?
Can Samsung's Note 7 Discontinuation Shake the South Korean Economy?
October 12, 2016
Can Samsung's Note 7 Discontinuation Shake the South Korean Economy?
Samsung Electronics' mobile devices account for roughly 2 percent of South Korea's exports.
Can Samsung's Note 7 Discontinuation Shake the South Korean Economy?
Thai King Bhumibol's Health Unstable, Raising Succession Questions
October 10, 2016
Thai King Bhumibol's Health Unstable, Raising Succession Questions
The Thai king's health is unstable, according to a statement released by the royal palace.
Thai King Bhumibol's Health Unstable, Raising Succession Questions
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: October 9, 2016 Edition
October 10, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 9, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 9, 2016 Edition
Operation Ginger: When Indian Forces Crossed the Line of Control in 2011
October 10, 2016
Operation Ginger: When Indian Forces Crossed the Line of Control in 2011
New leaks shed light on a particularly brutal episode of cross-Line of Control violence in 2011.
Operation Ginger: When Indian Forces Crossed the Line of Control in 2011
Philippine Government Eyes Chinese Investment Ahead of Duterte Visit to Beijing
October 10, 2016
Philippine Government Eyes Chinese Investment Ahead of Duterte Visit to Beijing
Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez outlined Manila's plans for economic cooperation with China.
Philippine Government Eyes Chinese Investment Ahead of Duterte Visit to Beijing
South China Sea: Indonesian Military Stages Massive Natuna Sea Exercise
October 08, 2016
South China Sea: Indonesian Military Stages Massive Natuna Sea Exercise
Indonesian President Joko Widodo observed the exercises, underlining the importance of the Natuna Islands.
South China Sea: Indonesian Military Stages Massive Natuna Sea Exercise
Survey: Just 11% of Filipinos Are 'Dissatisfied' With Rodrigo Duterte
October 07, 2016
Survey: Just 11% of Filipinos Are 'Dissatisfied' With Rodrigo Duterte
Public opinion data reaffirms widespread satisfaction with Rodrigo Duterte's performance in the Philippines.
Survey: Just 11% of Filipinos Are 'Dissatisfied' With Rodrigo Duterte
India Wants to Get a Drone Deal in With the US Before the Election
October 06, 2016
India Wants to Get a Drone Deal in With the US Before the Election
New Delhi wants to seal the deal on Predator drones before Obama leaves office.
India Wants to Get a Drone Deal in With the US Before the Election
No Luck for Marshall Islands in Nuclear Disarmament Case Against India, Pakistan, and UK
October 06, 2016
No Luck for Marshall Islands in Nuclear Disarmament Case Against India, Pakistan, and UK
While the ICJ ruled that it didn't have jurisdiction to proceed, the case isn't a complete loss for nuclear disarmament.
No Luck for Marshall Islands in Nuclear Disarmament Case Against India, Pakistan, and UK
Indian Central Bank Lowers Rates, Citing Sluggish Global Economic Conditions
October 05, 2016
Indian Central Bank Lowers Rates, Citing Sluggish Global Economic Conditions
The rate decrease is the first monetary policy decision under new RBI Governor Urjit Patel.
Indian Central Bank Lowers Rates, Citing Sluggish Global Economic Conditions
Crossing the Line of Control: What's Next for Kashmir After India's 'Surgical Strikes'?
October 04, 2016
Crossing the Line of Control: What's Next for Kashmir After India's 'Surgical Strikes'?
Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the recent Indian "surgical strikes" and U.S.-ASEAN defense diplomacy.
Crossing the Line of Control: What's Next for Kashmir After India's 'Surgical Strikes'?
Is North Korea Working on a Second Ballistic Missile Submarine?
October 04, 2016
Is North Korea Working on a Second Ballistic Missile Submarine?
Satellite imagery suggests a new North Korean submarine is under construction.
Is North Korea Working on a Second Ballistic Missile Submarine?
South China Sea: China Activates First Desalination Plant on Woody Island
October 04, 2016
South China Sea: China Activates First Desalination Plant on Woody Island
The activation of China's first desalination plant on Woody Island improves the island's livability.
South China Sea: China Activates First Desalination Plant on Woody Island
Militants Attack Indian Army Camp in Kashmir's Baramulla District: First Takeaways
October 03, 2016
Militants Attack Indian Army Camp in Kashmir's Baramulla District: First Takeaways
The attack on an Indian Army camp in Baramulla comes less than two weeks after the devastating Uri attack.
Militants Attack Indian Army Camp in Kashmir's Baramulla District: First Takeaways
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