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For 2015, The Diplomat presents “Diplomatic Access”: a series of exclusive interviews with ambassadors from the Asia-Pacific region. By talking to these diplomats, we’ll give readers a sense of each country’s perspective on various regional economic and security trends — from TPP to the Silk Road Economic Belt and from the South China Sea disputes to Islamic State. Check out the whole series to date below.

Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
May 13, 2016
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Ambassador Toktogulov on Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan's democracy.
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Diplomatic Access: Taiwan
December 17, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Taiwan
Lyushun Shen on Taiwan's role in the world and the Asia-Pacific, and its relationships with China and the U.S.
Diplomatic Access: Taiwan
Diplomatic Access: Bangladesh
November 18, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Bangladesh
Bangladesh's Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin on regional connectivity, maritime disputes, and regional security threats.
Diplomatic Access: Bangladesh
Diplomatic Access: The United States
May 06, 2015
Diplomatic Access: The United States
Assistant Secretary Daniel Russel on the U.S. rebalance to Asia, the South China Sea, the TPP, and more.
Diplomatic Access: The United States
Diplomatic Access: Japan
April 16, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Japan
Japan's ambassador to the U.S. on the U.S.-Japan alliance, the TPP, and overcoming China-Japan tensions.
Diplomatic Access: Japan
Diplomatic Access: The Philippines
April 01, 2015
Diplomatic Access: The Philippines
Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. on the South China Sea disputes, the rebalance to Asia, and more.
Diplomatic Access: The Philippines
Diplomatic Access: Timor-Leste
March 27, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste Ambassador Domingos Sarmento Alves on regional connectivity, fighting poverty, and more.
Diplomatic Access: Timor-Leste
Diplomatic Access: South Korea
March 25, 2015
Diplomatic Access: South Korea
ROK Ambassador to the U.S. Ahn Ho-Young on his country's relations with North Korea, China, the U.S., and more.
Diplomatic Access: South Korea
Diplomatic Access: Pakistan
March 19, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Pakistan
Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Jalil Abbas Jilani on regional cooperation and the fight against terrorism.
Diplomatic Access: Pakistan
Diplomatic Access: Mongolia
March 16, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Mongolia
Mongolian Ambassador to the U.S. Altangerel Bulgaa discusses Mongolia's vision for Asia.
Diplomatic Access: Mongolia
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