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

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North Korea's Hwasong-12 and Hwasong-14 Missiles
July 18, 2017
North Korea's Hwasong-12 and Hwasong-14 Missiles
An inaugural collaboration with the ArmsControlWonk podcast digging into North Korea's new IRBM, ICBM, and much more.
North Korea's Hwasong-12 and Hwasong-14 Missiles
What's Driving the India-China Standoff at Doklam?
July 18, 2017
What's Driving the India-China Standoff at Doklam?
India's insecurities and China's indignant conviction have contributed to a state of absolute gridlock at Doklam.
What's Driving the India-China Standoff at Doklam?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 16, 2017 Edition
July 18, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 16, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 16, 2017 Edition
A Year Later, the South China Sea Award Stands as Evidence of China's Rule-Breaking Behavior
July 17, 2017
A Year Later, the South China Sea Award Stands as Evidence of China's Rule-Breaking Behavior
Beijing's behavior continues to flout the July 12 ruling, but it'll stand as a historical fact.
A Year Later, the South China Sea Award Stands as Evidence of China's Rule-Breaking Behavior
Chinese Defense Ministry to Japan: 'Get Used To' PLAAF Operations Through the Miyako Strait
July 17, 2017
Chinese Defense Ministry to Japan: 'Get Used To' PLAAF Operations Through the Miyako Strait
China wants Japan to get used to seeing its military vessels and aircraft transit the Miyako Strait.
Chinese Defense Ministry to Japan: 'Get Used To' PLAAF Operations Through the Miyako Strait
North Korea's ICBM Celebration Concert Reveals Never-Before-Seen Missile Imagery
July 17, 2017
North Korea's ICBM Celebration Concert Reveals Never-Before-Seen Missile Imagery
A North Korean concert reveals a treasure trove of historical imagery related to the country's missile programs.
North Korea's ICBM Celebration Concert Reveals Never-Before-Seen Missile Imagery
Understanding the India-China Standoff at Doklam
July 15, 2017
Understanding the India-China Standoff at Doklam
India and Chinese troops are currently gridlocked in one of the most serious border standoffs in decades. Why?
Understanding the India-China Standoff at Doklam
The Political Geography of the India-China Crisis at Doklam
July 13, 2017
The Political Geography of the India-China Crisis at Doklam
Explaining the political geography at the center of a serious India-China standoff in the Himalayas.
The Political Geography of the India-China Crisis at Doklam
The Drug War, the South China Sea, and Terrorism in Mindanao: Reviewing Duterte's First Year
July 12, 2017
The Drug War, the South China Sea, and Terrorism in Mindanao: Reviewing Duterte's First Year
Rodrigo Duterte's entry into the Philippine presidency in June 2016 carried important geopolitical consequences.
The Drug War, the South China Sea, and Terrorism in Mindanao: Reviewing Duterte's First Year
THAAD System Successfully Completes First Intercept of IRBM-Class Target
July 12, 2017
THAAD System Successfully Completes First Intercept of IRBM-Class Target
The test is an important first for the THAAD system, but it won't work against all IRBM scenarios.
THAAD System Successfully Completes First Intercept of IRBM-Class Target
More US Sanctions on the Menu for Chinese Financial Institutions Helping North Korea?
July 11, 2017
More US Sanctions on the Menu for Chinese Financial Institutions Helping North Korea?
Was the Bank of Dandong the first of many targets for the Trump administration?
More US Sanctions on the Menu for Chinese Financial Institutions Helping North Korea?
Why Is Russia Denying That North Korea Launched an ICBM?
July 11, 2017
Why Is Russia Denying That North Korea Launched an ICBM?
North Korea definitely tested an ICBM on July 4, 2017, so why is Russia denying it did?
Why Is Russia Denying That North Korea Launched an ICBM?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 9, 2017 Edition
July 10, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 9, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 9, 2017 Edition
US B-1B Bombers Fly Over South China Sea, Drawing Chinese Protest
July 10, 2017
US B-1B Bombers Fly Over South China Sea, Drawing Chinese Protest
China accused the United States of flaunting its military force over the South China Sea following the flights.
US B-1B Bombers Fly Over South China Sea, Drawing Chinese Protest
Pakistan Tests Its Nasr Short-Range Ballistic Missile System, Improving Range
July 10, 2017
Pakistan Tests Its Nasr Short-Range Ballistic Missile System, Improving Range
Pakistan extends the Nasr's range by 10 kilometers. Is that meaningful?
Pakistan Tests Its Nasr Short-Range Ballistic Missile System, Improving Range
India-Japan-US Malabar 2017 Naval Exercises Kick Off With Anti-Submarine Warfare in Focus
July 10, 2017
India-Japan-US Malabar 2017 Naval Exercises Kick Off With Anti-Submarine Warfare in Focus
This exercise is the first to involve a carrier from each of the navies.
India-Japan-US Malabar 2017 Naval Exercises Kick Off With Anti-Submarine Warfare in Focus
North Korea's Hwasong-14 ICBM: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
July 07, 2017
North Korea's Hwasong-14 ICBM: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
What does North Korea's Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile mean for the United States and the world?
North Korea's Hwasong-14 ICBM: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
North Korea's ICBM: A New Missile and a New Era
July 07, 2017
North Korea's ICBM: A New Missile and a New Era
North Korea didn’t just acquire an ICBM out of nowhere.
North Korea's ICBM: A New Missile and a New Era
Russia and China Have a Common Line on Resolving the North Korean Problem
July 06, 2017
Russia and China Have a Common Line on Resolving the North Korean Problem
The "dual freeze" proposal gets a joint China-Russia endorsement.
Russia and China Have a Common Line on Resolving the North Korean Problem
North Korea Announces That It Has Successfully Tested Its First-Ever ICBM
July 04, 2017
North Korea Announces That It Has Successfully Tested Its First-Ever ICBM
North Korea reaches a major milestone in its ballistic missile development.
North Korea Announces That It Has Successfully Tested Its First-Ever ICBM
North Korea Just Successfully Tested a Missile That Sure Seems Like an ICBM. What's Next?
July 04, 2017
North Korea Just Successfully Tested a Missile That Sure Seems Like an ICBM. What's Next?
What did North Korea just test and was it an ICBM?
North Korea Just Successfully Tested a Missile That Sure Seems Like an ICBM. What's Next?
China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation
July 04, 2017
China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation
China says the latest U.S. freedom of navigation operation "infringed upon" its sovereignty.
China Reacts Angrily to Latest US South China Sea Freedom of Navigation Operation
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 2, 2017 Edition
July 04, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 2, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 2, 2017 Edition
Chinese Navy Type 815 Intelligence Ship Transits Tsugaru Strait in Northern Japan
July 04, 2017
Chinese Navy Type 815 Intelligence Ship Transits Tsugaru Strait in Northern Japan
A Chinese Navy spy ship transited waters separating the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido. Why does that matter?
Chinese Navy Type 815 Intelligence Ship Transits Tsugaru Strait in Northern Japan
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