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After Dalai Lama's Visit, China Releases Standardized Names in Area Disputed With India
April 21, 2017
After Dalai Lama's Visit, China Releases Standardized Names in Area Disputed With India
Beijing reacts to the Dalai Lama's movements within India.
After Dalai Lama's Visit, China Releases Standardized Names in Area Disputed With India
The US Didn't Send That Carrier Group to the Korean Peninsula, But Did North Korea Know That?
April 19, 2017
The US Didn't Send That Carrier Group to the Korean Peninsula, But Did North Korea Know That?
The United States didn't send a carrier to the Korean peninsula, but Pyongyang was under the impression it did.
The US Didn't Send That Carrier Group to the Korean Peninsula, But Did North Korea Know That?
Is North Korea Working Toward a 'Carrier-Killer' Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile?
April 18, 2017
Is North Korea Working Toward a 'Carrier-Killer' Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile?
Say hello to the KN-17.
Is North Korea Working Toward a 'Carrier-Killer' Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile?
Solid Fuel, Canisters, ICBMs, and Tracked TELs: What North Korea Is up to With Its Missiles
April 18, 2017
Solid Fuel, Canisters, ICBMs, and Tracked TELs: What North Korea Is up to With Its Missiles
Melissa Hanham explains why what North Korea showed off at its latest military parade really matters.
Solid Fuel, Canisters, ICBMs, and Tracked TELs: What North Korea Is up to With Its Missiles
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 16, 2017 Edition
April 16, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 16, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 16, 2017 Edition
North Korea Attempts Missile Launch As US Vice President Heads to Asia
April 16, 2017
North Korea Attempts Missile Launch As US Vice President Heads to Asia
North Korea's latest missile launch attempt out of Sinpo fails.
North Korea Attempts Missile Launch As US Vice President Heads to Asia
As Somali Pirates Return, Chinese Navy Boasts of Anti-Piracy Operations
April 16, 2017
As Somali Pirates Return, Chinese Navy Boasts of Anti-Piracy Operations
The Chinese Navy wants to be taken seriously as a guarantor of the global commons.
As Somali Pirates Return, Chinese Navy Boasts of Anti-Piracy Operations
North Korea's 2017 Military Parade Was a Big Deal. Here Are the Major Takeaways
April 15, 2017
North Korea's 2017 Military Parade Was a Big Deal. Here Are the Major Takeaways
North Korea showed the world that it's doing what it needs to to deter its enemies.
North Korea's 2017 Military Parade Was a Big Deal. Here Are the Major Takeaways
US Implementation of 'Major Defense Partner' Perks for India Underway
April 14, 2017
US Implementation of 'Major Defense Partner' Perks for India Underway
The Obama administration's 'Major Defense Partner' designation for India is paying dividends.
US Implementation of 'Major Defense Partner' Perks for India Underway
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
April 14, 2017
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bumped Afghanistan back into the U.S. news cycle, but what's next?
The Trump Administration Needs to Clarify a Strategy in Afghanistan (And It's Not a Bigger Bomb)
An Alleged Spy Sentenced to Death Rocks India-Pakistan Relations
April 14, 2017
An Alleged Spy Sentenced to Death Rocks India-Pakistan Relations
Kulbhushan Jadhav's sentencing by a Pakistani military court brings India-Pakistan ties to the brink.
An Alleged Spy Sentenced to Death Rocks India-Pakistan Relations
UK Defense Minister Arrives in India, With Eyes Set on Tech Transfer
April 13, 2017
UK Defense Minister Arrives in India, With Eyes Set on Tech Transfer
Britain's short-term sights are not set on concluding deals, but on expanding knowledge exchange.
UK Defense Minister Arrives in India, With Eyes Set on Tech Transfer
Trump: China Is Not a Currency Manipulator
April 13, 2017
Trump: China Is Not a Currency Manipulator
Trump changes his mind about the wisdom of declaring China a currency manipulator.
Trump: China Is Not a Currency Manipulator
Ex-CIA Director's Take on THAAD in South Korea Will Vindicate China's Skepticism
April 05, 2017
Ex-CIA Director's Take on THAAD in South Korea Will Vindicate China's Skepticism
Michael Hayden's recent comments on THAAD will vindicate Beijing's view on the missile defense system.
Ex-CIA Director's Take on THAAD in South Korea Will Vindicate China's Skepticism
Why the Debate Over India's Nuclear Doctrine Matters
April 05, 2017
Why the Debate Over India's Nuclear Doctrine Matters
Is South Asian strategic stability about to go topsy turvy or is the reality more mundane?
Why the Debate Over India's Nuclear Doctrine Matters
North Korean Hackers May Have Seen Secret US-South Korea War Plans
April 05, 2017
North Korean Hackers May Have Seen Secret US-South Korea War Plans
North Korean hackers may have glimpsed OPLAN 5027.
North Korean Hackers May Have Seen Secret US-South Korea War Plans
Trump's New Trade Executive Order Portends Difficult Times Ahead for US Relationships in Asia
April 04, 2017
Trump's New Trade Executive Order Portends Difficult Times Ahead for US Relationships in Asia
The Trump administration's campaign against trade deficits will potentially lead to strained relationships.
Trump's New Trade Executive Order Portends Difficult Times Ahead for US Relationships in Asia
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 2, 2017 Edition
April 03, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 2, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 2, 2017 Edition
Taiwan and Japan's East China Sea Dispute Back in the Spotlight
April 03, 2017
Taiwan and Japan's East China Sea Dispute Back in the Spotlight
Taipei and Tokyo will convene later this year to discuss oceanographic survey rights for Taiwan.
Taiwan and Japan's East China Sea Dispute Back in the Spotlight
What's on Trump's Mind Before the Mar-a-Lago Summit With Xi Jinping
April 03, 2017
What's on Trump's Mind Before the Mar-a-Lago Summit With Xi Jinping
North Korea and trade are high on Trump's mind ahead of his meeting next week with the Chinese president.
What's on Trump's Mind Before the Mar-a-Lago Summit With Xi Jinping
US Senators Urge Progress on US-India F-16, Guardian Drone Deals
April 03, 2017
US Senators Urge Progress on US-India F-16, Guardian Drone Deals
Two U.S. senators urge attention from the Trump administration to U.S-India defense ties.
US Senators Urge Progress on US-India F-16, Guardian Drone Deals
Chinese Defense Ministry: Opposition to THAAD 'Will Definitely Not Stay On Words Only'
March 31, 2017
Chinese Defense Ministry: Opposition to THAAD 'Will Definitely Not Stay On Words Only'
Chinese rhetoric remains hotly in opposition to THAAD, but what else will Beijing do?
Chinese Defense Ministry: Opposition to THAAD 'Will Definitely Not Stay On Words Only'
France as a 21st Century Asia-Pacific Power: Hard Interests and Direct Engagement
March 31, 2017
France as a 21st Century Asia-Pacific Power: Hard Interests and Direct Engagement
What are France's interests in the Asia-Pacific region?
France as a 21st Century Asia-Pacific Power: Hard Interests and Direct Engagement
China-led AIIB Sees Membership Expansion: What's Next?
March 30, 2017
China-led AIIB Sees Membership Expansion: What's Next?
13 new countries were approved as members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank earlier this month.
China-led AIIB Sees Membership Expansion: What's Next?
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