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

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CSTO Looks Away From NATO and Toward SCO
April 26, 2014
CSTO Looks Away From NATO and Toward SCO
The Russia-led military alliance has given up all pretenses of cooperation with NATO and will look toward the SCO.
CSTO Looks Away From NATO and Toward SCO
Afghanistan's 'Rogue' Security Personnel Problem
April 25, 2014
Afghanistan's 'Rogue' Security Personnel Problem
Afghanistan's security apparatus faces an insidious problem in the form of rogue personnel.
Afghanistan's 'Rogue' Security Personnel Problem
Article 9 of Japan's Constitution: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Material?
April 25, 2014
Article 9 of Japan's Constitution: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Material?
One civil society group in Japan is campaigning to have Article 9 of the Constitution win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Article 9 of Japan's Constitution: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Material?
Obama: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
April 24, 2014
Obama: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
U.S. President Barack Obama, for the first time, took a side on the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute, backing Japan.
Obama: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
Modi: Hindutva Will Be An Asset in Foreign Affairs
April 24, 2014
Modi: Hindutva Will Be An Asset in Foreign Affairs
The BJP's frontrunner for prime minister offers a few more thoughts on international affairs.
Modi: Hindutva Will Be An Asset in Foreign Affairs
U.S. Considering Leaving Fewer Than 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan Post-2014
April 23, 2014
U.S. Considering Leaving Fewer Than 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan Post-2014
Following Afghanistan's elections, the U.S. is considering leaving fewer than 10,000 troops in the country.
U.S. Considering Leaving Fewer Than 10,000 Troops in Afghanistan Post-2014
North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Shows Signs of Activity
April 23, 2014
North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Shows Signs of Activity
North Korea tested its weapons in 2006, 2009, and 2013 at Punggye-ri. Is another test in the works?
North Korea's Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Shows Signs of Activity
China Protests Youth Exchange with India, Highlighting Arunachal Dispute
April 22, 2014
China Protests Youth Exchange with India, Highlighting Arunachal Dispute
China has requested that India remove delegates from Arunachal Pradesh for an annual youth exchange.
China Protests Youth Exchange with India, Highlighting Arunachal Dispute
Microfinance Faces Uncertain Future in Bangladesh
April 22, 2014
Microfinance Faces Uncertain Future in Bangladesh
The Bangladesh government should reevaluate its pursuit to regulate and nationalize the operations of the Grameen Bank.
Microfinance Faces Uncertain Future in Bangladesh
Philippines Looking to Procure US <em>Hamilton</em>-class Warship
April 19, 2014
Philippines Looking to Procure US Hamilton-class Warship
Also, Thailand may build an additional littoral patrol ship, a U.S. general angers China, and the PLA looks to space.
Philippines Looking to Procure US Hamilton-class Warship
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
April 19, 2014
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
Japan may be seeking Mongolia's help in approaching North Korea.
Japan, Mongolia Exchange Views on Regional Issues
Malaysia, Turkey Sign Free Trade Agreement
April 18, 2014
Malaysia, Turkey Sign Free Trade Agreement
Malaysia and Turkey signed a Free Trade Agreement that is expected to boost trade to $5 billion by 2018.
Malaysia, Turkey Sign Free Trade Agreement
Shinzo Abe: China is a 'Vital Economic Partner'
April 18, 2014
Shinzo Abe: China is a 'Vital Economic Partner'
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged the economic inseparability of China and Japan.
Shinzo Abe: China is a 'Vital Economic Partner'
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
April 17, 2014
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
This is the first time that the two countries will address the 'comfort women' issue in a diplomatic setting.
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
284 Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks
April 17, 2014
284 Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks
284 people are missing after a South Korean ferry headed to Jeju-do, off the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, sank
284 Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
April 16, 2014
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
The dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands is going to remain a major issue in China-Japan relations for a while.
Why the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon
Russian Su-24 Makes Pass at US Warship in the Black Sea
April 16, 2014
Russian Su-24 Makes Pass at US Warship in the Black Sea
A Russian Su-24 flew 12 passes over the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea.
Russian Su-24 Makes Pass at US Warship in the Black Sea
No, India Won't Abandon Its No First-Use Nuclear Doctrine
April 15, 2014
No, India Won't Abandon Its No First-Use Nuclear Doctrine
The BJP will not abandon India's no first-use (NFU) nuclear doctrine.
No, India Won't Abandon Its No First-Use Nuclear Doctrine
Room for India-China Cooperation in Afghanistan?
April 15, 2014
Room for India-China Cooperation in Afghanistan?
There are good strategic reasons for India and China to cooperate in Afghanistan.
Room for India-China Cooperation in Afghanistan?
Philippines, United States Agree on New Security Accord
April 12, 2014
Philippines, United States Agree on New Security Accord
The agreement will be signed by President Obama when he visits the Philippines later this month.
Philippines, United States Agree on New Security Accord
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
April 11, 2014
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
Plus, China's new Shenyang J-15 jet makes an appearance, and the U.S. Air Force's A-10 gets ready to retire.
South Korea, United States Hold Largest Ever Joint Air Drill
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
April 11, 2014
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
The DPJ's Former Vice Defense Minister Akihisa Nagashima supports the LDP's collective defense proposal.
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
Russian Capital Flight Could Nearly Double in 2014
April 10, 2014
Russian Capital Flight Could Nearly Double in 2014
As a result of Western sanctions over its annexation of Crimea, Russia will see a massive increase in capital flight.
Russian Capital Flight Could Nearly Double in 2014
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
April 10, 2014
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
Iran's new ambassadorial nominee to the UN was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis between the U.S. and Iran.
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
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