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US State Department Employee Accused of Lying About Contacts With Chinese Spies
March 30, 2017
US State Department Employee Accused of Lying About Contacts With Chinese Spies
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has charged a State Department employee with lying about contacts with Chinese spies.
US State Department Employee Accused of Lying About Contacts With Chinese Spies
Nuclear South Asia and Coming to Terms With 'No First-Use' With Indian Characteristics
March 28, 2017
Nuclear South Asia and Coming to Terms With 'No First-Use' With Indian Characteristics
Let's make one thing clear: India can explore a pre-emptive first strike without changing its 2003 nuclear doctrine.
Nuclear South Asia and Coming to Terms With 'No First-Use' With Indian Characteristics
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: March 26, 2017 Edition
March 27, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 26, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 26, 2017 Edition
Chinese Vice FM Proposes New Regional Mechanism for South China Sea States
March 27, 2017
Chinese Vice FM Proposes New Regional Mechanism for South China Sea States
Liu Zhenmin, China's vice foreign minister, calls for a new regional mechanism for the South China Sea.
Chinese Vice FM Proposes New Regional Mechanism for South China Sea States
US Bomber Receives Chinese Warning Over East China Sea Skies
March 27, 2017
US Bomber Receives Chinese Warning Over East China Sea Skies
A U.S. B-1B Lancer was warned after entering China's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea.
US Bomber Receives Chinese Warning Over East China Sea Skies
Mattis Hosts Indian National Security Adviser in Washington
March 27, 2017
Mattis Hosts Indian National Security Adviser in Washington
Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met the U.S. defense secretary in Washington, D.C., last week.
Mattis Hosts Indian National Security Adviser in Washington
Why North Korea May Define US-China Relations in the Trump Era
March 24, 2017
Why North Korea May Define US-China Relations in the Trump Era
So far, U.S.-China ties haven't seen a drastic deterioration. What does the future hold for U.S.-China ties?
Why North Korea May Define US-China Relations in the Trump Era
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
March 24, 2017
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
China dispatched a PLA honor guard to Pakistan's Republic Day parade.
A First: Chinese Honor Guard Marches in Pakistan Republic Day Parade
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: March 19, 2017 Edition
March 21, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 19, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 19, 2017 Edition
Vietnam Seeks South Korean Backing in the South China Sea
March 21, 2017
Vietnam Seeks South Korean Backing in the South China Sea
Vietnam's prime minister asked for South Korea's support in ongoing disputes in the South China Sea.
Vietnam Seeks South Korean Backing in the South China Sea
France to Dispatch <em>Mistral</em> Amphibious Assault Ship for Exercise in Western Pacific
March 20, 2017
France to Dispatch Mistral Amphibious Assault Ship for Exercise in Western Pacific
The French vessel will join Japanese, British, and U.S. ships for a multilateral exercise later this year.
France to Dispatch Mistral Amphibious Assault Ship for Exercise in Western Pacific
Modi Taps Firebrand Hindu Priest-Politician to Lead India's Most Populous State
March 20, 2017
Modi Taps Firebrand Hindu Priest-Politician to Lead India's Most Populous State
Yogi Adityanath will became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, a state with 204 million people.
Modi Taps Firebrand Hindu Priest-Politician to Lead India's Most Populous State
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
March 18, 2017
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
New signs emerge that the prospect of Chinese construction at South China Sea hasn't entirely faded since 2016.
South China Sea: Is China Considering Construction Work at Scarborough Shoal Again?
Japan Holds First-Ever North Korean Ballistic Missile Attack Civilian Evacuation Drill
March 17, 2017
Japan Holds First-Ever North Korean Ballistic Missile Attack Civilian Evacuation Drill
Japanese civilians are being prepared for a potential North Korean ballistic missile attack.
Japan Holds First-Ever North Korean Ballistic Missile Attack Civilian Evacuation Drill
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
March 16, 2017
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
Satellite imagery shows additional Chinese work on its island possessions in the Paracel group.
South China Sea: China Continues Construction Work on North Island in Paracel Group
Straight From the US State Department: The 'Pivot' to Asia Is Over
March 14, 2017
Straight From the US State Department: The 'Pivot' to Asia Is Over
Don't hold your breath for the language of the 'pivot' or 'rebalance' to make a return anytime soon.
Straight From the US State Department: The 'Pivot' to Asia Is Over
Tillerson Goes to Asia: What's on the Agenda
March 14, 2017
Tillerson Goes to Asia: What's on the Agenda
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Asia on his first trip to the region as the top U.S. diplomat.
Tillerson Goes to Asia: What's on the Agenda
TPP Signatories to Meet in Chile to Explore the Future of the Agreement
March 13, 2017
TPP Signatories to Meet in Chile to Explore the Future of the Agreement
The meeting will be the first high-level summit between the 12 countries since the U.S. withdrawal from the agreement.
TPP Signatories to Meet in Chile to Explore the Future of the Agreement
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: March 12, 2017 Edition
March 12, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 12, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 12, 2017 Edition
North Korea, Malaysia to Enter Formal Talks Over Travel Ban
March 12, 2017
North Korea, Malaysia to Enter Formal Talks Over Travel Ban
Malaysia's foreign minister has said that the talks will take place bilaterally, without third-party mediation.
North Korea, Malaysia to Enter Formal Talks Over Travel Ban
China's Navy Will 'Intercept' and 'Follow' Military Vessels and Aircraft
March 12, 2017
China's Navy Will 'Intercept' and 'Follow' Military Vessels and Aircraft
The Chinese navy will "will intercept any intruding aircraft and follow every military vessel in areas under our responsibility."
China's Navy Will 'Intercept' and 'Follow' Military Vessels and Aircraft
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