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North Korea Launches Unknown Ballistic Missile Into Sea of Japan: What We Know
February 12, 2017
North Korea Launches Unknown Ballistic Missile Into Sea of Japan: What We Know
The test is the first North Korean ballistic missile test in 2017 and the first of Donald Trump's presidency.
North Korea Launches Unknown Ballistic Missile Into Sea of Japan: What We Know
China's Xi Finally Speaks to Trump, Who Affirms US 'One China' Policy: Major Takeaways
February 10, 2017
China's Xi Finally Speaks to Trump, Who Affirms US 'One China' Policy: Major Takeaways
Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump finally speak.
China's Xi Finally Speaks to Trump, Who Affirms US 'One China' Policy: Major Takeaways
US, Chinese Military Aircraft See Close Encounter Over South China Sea
February 10, 2017
US, Chinese Military Aircraft See Close Encounter Over South China Sea
The incident reportedly took place in airspace near Scarborough Shoal.
US, Chinese Military Aircraft See Close Encounter Over South China Sea
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
February 10, 2017
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
The best reports on the Trump age in foreign policy and Asia, New START vacillations, and more. Weekly links.
Afghanistan in 'Stalemate', Top US Commander Notes
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
February 09, 2017
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
The South China Sea could heat up as the year goes on.
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
February 07, 2017
East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
China's latest East China Sea incursion comes days after the U.S. defense secretary's visit to Tokyo.
East China Sea: China Coast Guard Enters Disputed Waters Following Mattis' Japan Trip
Two Weeks In, Trump Administration Remains Relatively Quiet on US-China Relations
February 07, 2017
Two Weeks In, Trump Administration Remains Relatively Quiet on US-China Relations
U.S.-China interactions since Trump's inauguration have been slow-moving and quiet.
Two Weeks In, Trump Administration Remains Relatively Quiet on US-China Relations
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
February 07, 2017
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
The DF-16 was first seen publicly in a September 2015 military parade.
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
February 06, 2017
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Jim Mattis shows that not much has changed in U.S. South China Sea policy, but will that last?
Mattis Calms Nerves on US South China Sea Policy, But For How Long?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: February 5, 2017 Edition
February 06, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 5, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 5, 2017 Edition
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
February 06, 2017
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
Jim Mattis offers Japan reassurance on the disputed Senkaku Islands.
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
Is China Open to Talking About Trade With Trump?
February 06, 2017
Is China Open to Talking About Trade With Trump?
China's Foreign Ministry notes that "friendly consultations" may heal rifts between U.S. and China on trade.
Is China Open to Talking About Trade With Trump?
What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
February 03, 2017
What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
Does the example of the Trump-Turnbull call portend a downturn for U.S. alliances around the Asia-Pacific?
What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
Donald Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Phone Call With … Australia?
February 02, 2017
Donald Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Phone Call With … Australia?
Details of a phone-call-gone-bad hit home that Trump is exactly who he said he was.
Donald Trump and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Phone Call With … Australia?
Steve Bannon and Prospects of a US-China War in the South China Sea
February 02, 2017
Steve Bannon and Prospects of a US-China War in the South China Sea
Less than a year ago, Steve Bannon saw war in the South China Sea as "five to ten" years away. That matters.
Steve Bannon and Prospects of a US-China War in the South China Sea
In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
February 01, 2017
In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
Trump's defense secretary will reaffirm U.S. commitments to Japan under Article V when he visits this week.
In Japan, James Mattis May Reiterate US Commitment to Senkaku Defense
An Early Warning Aircraft for China's Carriers?
February 01, 2017
An Early Warning Aircraft for China's Carriers?
China may be looking to develop its first carrier-capable AEW&C aircraft.
An Early Warning Aircraft for China's Carriers?
As Trump's Defense Secretary Prepares for South Korea Visit, What's on the Agenda?
January 31, 2017
As Trump's Defense Secretary Prepares for South Korea Visit, What's on the Agenda?
The U.S. defense secretary will kick off his first trip to Asia with a stop in Seoul.
As Trump's Defense Secretary Prepares for South Korea Visit, What's on the Agenda?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: January 29, 2017 Edition
January 30, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 29, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 29, 2017 Edition
Steve Bannon on Trump's NSC Should Concern US Allies and Partners in Asia
January 30, 2017
Steve Bannon on Trump's NSC Should Concern US Allies and Partners in Asia
Elevating Steve Bannon to the National Security Council suggests "America First" is here to stay.
Steve Bannon on Trump's NSC Should Concern US Allies and Partners in Asia
Japan's Abe to Meet Trump on February 10 With Agenda Spanning Security, Trade
January 30, 2017
Japan's Abe to Meet Trump on February 10 With Agenda Spanning Security, Trade
Will Abe and Trump kick off negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement?
Japan's Abe to Meet Trump on February 10 With Agenda Spanning Security, Trade
The Indian Navy Looks for a New Carrier-Based Fighter
January 30, 2017
The Indian Navy Looks for a New Carrier-Based Fighter
The Indian Navy looks for a successor to the now-nixed HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft.
The Indian Navy Looks for a New Carrier-Based Fighter
How Asia's Nuclear States Contribute to the 2017 'Doomsday Clock' Adjustment
January 27, 2017
How Asia's Nuclear States Contribute to the 2017 'Doomsday Clock' Adjustment
2017's 'Doomsday Clock' adjustment incorporates significant nuclear risk in Asia.
How Asia's Nuclear States Contribute to the 2017 'Doomsday Clock' Adjustment
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