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Zachary Keck

Zachary Keck was formerly Managing Editor of The Diplomat where he authored The Pacific Realist blog.

Previously, he worked as Deputy Editor of e-International Relations and has interned at the Center for a New American Security and in the U.S. Congress, where he worked on defense issues.

You can follow Zachary on Twitter: @ZacharyKeck.

Assessing the North Korea Nuclear Threat
May 01, 2015
Assessing the North Korea Nuclear Threat
The only thing worse than living with a nuclear North Korea is trying to disarm it through force.
Assessing the North Korea Nuclear Threat
A Tale of Two Offset Strategies
November 18, 2014
A Tale of Two Offset Strategies
The Pentagon's new Offset Strategy is modeled on two very different historical examples.
A Tale of Two Offset Strategies
Choe Ryong-hae Is North Korea’s Number 2… Again
November 15, 2014
Choe Ryong-hae Is North Korea’s Number 2… Again
With his upcoming trip to Russia, Choe Ryong-hae appears to have regained his position as North Korea's number two.
Choe Ryong-hae Is North Korea’s Number 2… Again
Russia Will Build First Hypersonic Missile Before 2020
November 14, 2014
Russia Will Build First Hypersonic Missile Before 2020
A senior official at a Russian defense company said the country will build its first hypersonic missile before 2020.
Russia Will Build First Hypersonic Missile Before 2020
China's TPP Contradictions
November 14, 2014
China's TPP Contradictions
In attacking the Trans-Pacific Partnership, China's state media directly contradicted President Xi.
China's TPP Contradictions
The Faux US-China Climate Deal
November 12, 2014
The Faux US-China Climate Deal
In the "historic" U.S.-China climate agreement this week, Beijing simply reiterated previously announced targets.
The Faux US-China Climate Deal
Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
November 11, 2014
Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
Japan has not recognized a territorial dispute exists with China over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan Has Not Recognized Senkaku Island Dispute
China Overwhelmingly Supports Death Penalty for Corrupt Officials
November 07, 2014
China Overwhelmingly Supports Death Penalty for Corrupt Officials
73 percent of Chinese citizens support the death penalty in cases of corruption, according to a new survey.
China Overwhelmingly Supports Death Penalty for Corrupt Officials
2016 Election Could Derail Asia Trade Pact
November 07, 2014
2016 Election Could Derail Asia Trade Pact
While the midterms buoyed the TPP, the auto industry and 2016 president election could ultimately derail it.
2016 Election Could Derail Asia Trade Pact
China Rejects Abe-Xi Meeting at APEC
November 06, 2014
China Rejects Abe-Xi Meeting at APEC
Japanese officials no longer believe China will agree to a meeting between Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping at APEC.
China Rejects Abe-Xi Meeting at APEC
China’s Media Mocks Obama Over Midterm Elections
November 05, 2014
China’s Media Mocks Obama Over Midterm Elections
Chinese state media claims that Obama is full of "empty rhetoric" and "U.S. society has grown tired of his banality.”
China’s Media Mocks Obama Over Midterm Elections
Kerry: US-China Ties ‘Most Consequential in the World’
November 05, 2014
Kerry: US-China Ties ‘Most Consequential in the World’
Before heading to Beijing, John Kerry said U.S.-China relations are the most consequential in the world. Period.
Kerry: US-China Ties ‘Most Consequential in the World’
Is China Too Big to Fail?
November 01, 2014
Is China Too Big to Fail?
Plus, China’s super secret underground submarine cave. Pacific Realist weekend links.
Is China Too Big to Fail?
Indonesian Military Chief: 'ISIS Is the Worst Idea in History'
November 01, 2014
Indonesian Military Chief: 'ISIS Is the Worst Idea in History'
In a speech this week, Gen Moeldoko said “ISIS is the worst idea in history. ISIS is not Islamic. I am a Muslim."
Indonesian Military Chief: 'ISIS Is the Worst Idea in History'
Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal
October 28, 2014
Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal
“Instead of just talking about a so-called ‘pivot to Asia,’ the Obama administration should prioritize negotiating the” TPP.
Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal
US General: North Korea Can Miniaturize Nuke Warheads
October 25, 2014
US General: North Korea Can Miniaturize Nuke Warheads
The top U.S. military officer in Korea says that Pyongyang can place a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile.
US General: North Korea Can Miniaturize Nuke Warheads
The Myth of India as a Great Power
October 25, 2014
The Myth of India as a Great Power
Plus, Fukuyama on dealing with China and Xi Jinping as China’s new imperial president. Pacific Realist links.
The Myth of India as a Great Power
North Korea Bans All Tourism Over Ebola Concerns
October 23, 2014
North Korea Bans All Tourism Over Ebola Concerns
“The country’s closed" until further notice, a travel agency specializing in North Korea said.
North Korea Bans All Tourism Over Ebola Concerns
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
October 23, 2014
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
On Friday, China will officially launch its new regional infrastructure bank. Many notable nations will be absent.
Under US Pressure, Major Countries Snub China’s New Regional Bank
Al-Qaeda Declares War on China, Too
October 22, 2014
Al-Qaeda Declares War on China, Too
Al-Qaeda has joined the Islamic State in calling for jihad against China for its Uyghur policies.
Al-Qaeda Declares War on China, Too
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
October 22, 2014
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
"China as a liberal democracy would be a much more nationalist, much more dangerous country."
Chinese Democracy: A ‘Nightmare’ Scenario for US
4th Plenum: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics
October 20, 2014
4th Plenum: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics
The CCP is focusing on the rule of law because it wants to reign in local officials.
4th Plenum: Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics
North Korea Says US Trying to ‘Ignite a Nuclear War’
October 19, 2014
North Korea Says US Trying to ‘Ignite a Nuclear War’
North Korea slammed former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s new memoir, and said it is ready for nuclear war.
North Korea Says US Trying to ‘Ignite a Nuclear War’
Japan Caves to China on Senkaku Island Dispute
October 18, 2014
Japan Caves to China on Senkaku Island Dispute
To secure a meeting with Xi, Japanese PM Abe caved to China's long-standing demand on the East China Sea dispute.
Japan Caves to China on Senkaku Island Dispute
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