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

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China's Air Force Revisits the Bashi Channel. Here's Why That Matters
September 13, 2016
China's Air Force Revisits the Bashi Channel. Here's Why That Matters
The Bashi Channel is seldom discussed, but bears great strategic relevance for the People's Liberation Army.
China's Air Force Revisits the Bashi Channel. Here's Why That Matters
China Set to Show Off J-31 Stealth Fighter, Y-20 Heavy Transport Aircraft Later This Year
September 13, 2016
China Set to Show Off J-31 Stealth Fighter, Y-20 Heavy Transport Aircraft Later This Year
Beijing will tout its two indigenous military aviation platforms at the 2016 Zhuhai airshow.
China Set to Show Off J-31 Stealth Fighter, Y-20 Heavy Transport Aircraft Later This Year
North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test Sends a Clear Message, But Who's Listening?
September 12, 2016
North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test Sends a Clear Message, But Who's Listening?
North Korea is getting to the point where it'll have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles ready to fly.
North Korea's 5th Nuclear Test Sends a Clear Message, But Who's Listening?
Chinese, Russian Navies to Hold 8 Days of Naval Exercises in the South China Sea
September 12, 2016
Chinese, Russian Navies to Hold 8 Days of Naval Exercises in the South China Sea
Beijing and Moscow will hold the first-ever South China Sea iteration of their Joint Sea exercises.
Chinese, Russian Navies to Hold 8 Days of Naval Exercises in the South China Sea
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed East China Sea Waters
September 12, 2016
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed East China Sea Waters
The incident is the first in the East China Sea since Abe and Xi met at the 2016 G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China.
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Disputed East China Sea Waters
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: September 11, 2016 Edition
September 12, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 11, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 11, 2016 Edition
5.3 Magnitude Quake Detected in North Korea, Likely Fifth Nuclear Test
September 09, 2016
5.3 Magnitude Quake Detected in North Korea, Likely Fifth Nuclear Test
If confirmed, 2016 would become the first year to see multiple nuclear tests by North Korea.
5.3 Magnitude Quake Detected in North Korea, Likely Fifth Nuclear Test
Will Duterte's Loose Lips Sink the US-Philippines Alliance?
September 09, 2016
Will Duterte's Loose Lips Sink the US-Philippines Alliance?
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the U.S.-Philippines relationship.
Will Duterte's Loose Lips Sink the US-Philippines Alliance?
North Korea Showed Off a Previously Unseen Missile During the G20
September 08, 2016
North Korea Showed Off a Previously Unseen Missile During the G20
Pyongyang's been sitting on the Scud-ER for years. It finally showed it off during the Hangzhou G20 meeting.
North Korea Showed Off a Previously Unseen Missile During the G20
It's Been 120 Days Since the Last South China Sea FONOP. So What?
September 07, 2016
It's Been 120 Days Since the Last South China Sea FONOP. So What?
If the United States wants FONOPs to work, they should ideally be kept to a regular schedule.
It's Been 120 Days Since the Last South China Sea FONOP. So What?
<em>Byungjin</em> in Play? North Korea's Top Economic Officials Meet for First Time Since 2006
September 07, 2016
Byungjin in Play? North Korea's Top Economic Officials Meet for First Time Since 2006
News from North Korea continues to suggest that Kim Jong-un is serious about making byungjin work.
Byungjin in Play? North Korea's Top Economic Officials Meet for First Time Since 2006
Obama Cancels Scheduled Meeting With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
September 06, 2016
Obama Cancels Scheduled Meeting With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
The meeting would have been the first between the two leaders since Duterte's inauguration.
Obama Cancels Scheduled Meeting With Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
Little Progress on THAAD as Park, Xi Meet on G20 Sidelines
September 05, 2016
Little Progress on THAAD as Park, Xi Meet on G20 Sidelines
Xi and Park reiterated their views on THAAD, but didn't appear to forge a path toward understanding.
Little Progress on THAAD as Park, Xi Meet on G20 Sidelines
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: September 4, 2016 Edition
September 05, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 4, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 4, 2016 Edition
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
September 03, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
Putin is signaling that he could be open to a compromise on the dispute, but there needs to be trust first.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
What to Watch For in US-India Strategic and Defense Cooperation
September 03, 2016
What to Watch For in US-India Strategic and Defense Cooperation
The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran discuss the state of the U.S.-India relationship.
What to Watch For in US-India Strategic and Defense Cooperation
India Introduces First Foreign Residency Scheme (Only Millionaires Need Apply)
September 02, 2016
India Introduces First Foreign Residency Scheme (Only Millionaires Need Apply)
The new immigration status is a bid to make foreign direct investment in India more attractive.
India Introduces First Foreign Residency Scheme (Only Millionaires Need Apply)
With Eye on China, North Korea, Japan's Abe Pursues Record Defense Budget
September 01, 2016
With Eye on China, North Korea, Japan's Abe Pursues Record Defense Budget
Abe's government is seeking a record defense budget -- again.
With Eye on China, North Korea, Japan's Abe Pursues Record Defense Budget
Maldives Criminal Court Seeks Arrest of Opposition Leaders, Including Former President
August 31, 2016
Maldives Criminal Court Seeks Arrest of Opposition Leaders, Including Former President
A group of opposition leaders reportedly met recently in Sri Lanka.
Maldives Criminal Court Seeks Arrest of Opposition Leaders, Including Former President
India, US Sign Logistics Exchange Agreement: What You Need to Know
August 30, 2016
India, US Sign Logistics Exchange Agreement: What You Need to Know
The two countries finally signed the long-awaited Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement.
India, US Sign Logistics Exchange Agreement: What You Need to Know
Will an Abe-Xi Meeting Happen on the Sidelines of the 2016 G20 Summit?
August 29, 2016
Will an Abe-Xi Meeting Happen on the Sidelines of the 2016 G20 Summit?
The two leaders last met in April 2015.
Will an Abe-Xi Meeting Happen on the Sidelines of the 2016 G20 Summit?
China's 'Red Line' Warning to Japan on South China Sea FONOPs Is Here to Stay
August 29, 2016
China's 'Red Line' Warning to Japan on South China Sea FONOPs Is Here to Stay
Beijing does not dispute reports that its envoy to Tokyo drew a "red line" for Japan in the South China Sea.
China's 'Red Line' Warning to Japan on South China Sea FONOPs Is Here to Stay
China's First Homemade Carrier Could Take to the Seas Later This Year
August 29, 2016
China's First Homemade Carrier Could Take to the Seas Later This Year
Multiple reports suggest that the PLAN's first indigenous carrier could enter sea trials later this year.
China's First Homemade Carrier Could Take to the Seas Later This Year
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: August 28, 2016 Edition
August 29, 2016
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 28, 2016 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: August 28, 2016 Edition
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