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US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island
July 03, 2017
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island
Just 39 days after a first operation, the Trump administration authorizes a second FONOP in the South China Sea.
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near China-Held Island
Arms to Taiwan and Action Against a Chinese Bank: Is Trump's US-China 'Honeymoon' Over?
June 30, 2017
Arms to Taiwan and Action Against a Chinese Bank: Is Trump's US-China 'Honeymoon' Over?
Is the Trump administration taking a warning shot across Xi Jinping's bow or is this a broader shift in approach?
Arms to Taiwan and Action Against a Chinese Bank: Is Trump's US-China 'Honeymoon' Over?
A US-India Consensus on China's Belt and Road?
June 29, 2017
A US-India Consensus on China's Belt and Road?
The Modi-Trump joint statement includes a curious paragraph. What does it mean?
A US-India Consensus on China's Belt and Road?
Asian Publics Lose Confidence in the United States in the Trump Era
June 28, 2017
Asian Publics Lose Confidence in the United States in the Trump Era
Asian public opinion has not been too kind to Donald Trump so far.
Asian Publics Lose Confidence in the United States in the Trump Era
What Did Narendra Modi's First Meeting With Donald Trump Reveal About US-India Ties?
June 28, 2017
What Did Narendra Modi's First Meeting With Donald Trump Reveal About US-India Ties?
U.S.-India relations show evidence of continuity into the Trump era. Will that last?
What Did Narendra Modi's First Meeting With Donald Trump Reveal About US-India Ties?
6 Major Takeaways From Indian PM Narendra Modi's First Summit With Donald Trump
June 27, 2017
6 Major Takeaways From Indian PM Narendra Modi's First Summit With Donald Trump
U.S.-India ties maintain their trajectory and momentum for now.
6 Major Takeaways From Indian PM Narendra Modi's First Summit With Donald Trump
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 25, 2017 Edition
June 26, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 25, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 25, 2017 Edition
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
June 26, 2017
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
The first U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue didn't shift the needle in the South China Sea.
US-China Talks in Washington Were Another Missed Opportunity on the South China Sea
China Deploys Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft to South China Sea Air Base
June 26, 2017
China Deploys Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft to South China Sea Air Base
In May 2017, China had deployed four Y-8Q (Gaoxin-6) aircraft to Lingshui Air Base in the South China Sea.
China Deploys Advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft to South China Sea Air Base
When Modi Meets Trump: What's on the Agenda?
June 26, 2017
When Modi Meets Trump: What's on the Agenda?
Modi's top task will be to make sure that Trump understands why India should matter to the United States.
When Modi Meets Trump: What's on the Agenda?
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Departs for Exercises and Possible Port Call in Hong Kong
June 26, 2017
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Departs for Exercises and Possible Port Call in Hong Kong
The Liaoning has left Qingdao for another training deployment.
Chinese Aircraft Carrier Departs for Exercises and Possible Port Call in Hong Kong
US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents
June 23, 2017
US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents
Kevin Mallory is facing charges for selling highly classified U.S. documents to Chinese intelligence agents.
US Government Agent Charged With Giving China Classified Documents
Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test
June 23, 2017
Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test
The SM-3 Block IIA saw its first successful intercept in February 2017.
Missile Defense Blues: SM-3 Block IIA Fails Second Intercept Test
3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump
June 22, 2017
3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump
In a telling interview, Moon previews what is likely to be a difficult meeting with the U.S. president.
3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump
The Taipei-Beijing 'Diplomatic Truce' Crumbles: What Next for Taiwan?
June 21, 2017
The Taipei-Beijing 'Diplomatic Truce' Crumbles: What Next for Taiwan?
With Panama deciding to recognize the government in Beijing, Taiwan's list of diplomatic allies continues to shrink.
The Taipei-Beijing 'Diplomatic Truce' Crumbles: What Next for Taiwan?
Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Dies Shortly After Release
June 20, 2017
Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Dies Shortly After Release
The Warmbier family attributes his death to his "tortuous mistreatment" by North Korean authorities.
Otto Warmbier, American Held in North Korea, Dies Shortly After Release
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
June 19, 2017
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
The exercise took place near Danang and is the first of its kind.
Vietnam, Japan Coast Guards Hold First-Ever South China Sea Drill on Illegal Fishing
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 18, 2017 Edition
June 19, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 18, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 18, 2017 Edition
US, Chinese Officials Set to Meet for First Diplomatic and Security Dialogue
June 19, 2017
US, Chinese Officials Set to Meet for First Diplomatic and Security Dialogue
The dialogue is part of a new U.S.-China Comprehensive Dialogue, agreed to by presidents Trump and Xi.
US, Chinese Officials Set to Meet for First Diplomatic and Security Dialogue
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
June 19, 2017
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
FONOPs may generate a bit too much buzz for their own good.
Making the US Navy's South China Sea Presence Count
South China Sea: Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
June 19, 2017
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
The Izumo additionally escorted U.S. Navy vessels in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
June 15, 2017
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
What are the costs and benefits of having India and Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 12, 2017 Edition
June 14, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 12, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 12, 2017 Edition
Chinese Navy Task Group Visits Pakistan With a Focus on Increasing Interoperability
June 14, 2017
Chinese Navy Task Group Visits Pakistan With a Focus on Increasing Interoperability
Three Chinese warships are in Pakistan for a four-day visit that will include training exercises.
Chinese Navy Task Group Visits Pakistan With a Focus on Increasing Interoperability
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