Menu
Account
Can the India-Pakistan Ceasefire Survive?
South Asia
Can the India-Pakistan Ceasefire Survive?
The 2003 agreement is falling apart amid a sharp decline in India-Pakistan relations.
Can the India-Pakistan Ceasefire Survive?
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
November 09, 2016
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
The election of Trump may herald the end of the postwar order.
Donald Trump Won. Prepare For Uncharted Geopolitical Waters in Asia
South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Chinese Fishing, With Violent Results
East Asia
South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Chinese Fishing, With Violent Results
Tensions between China and South Korea intensify over illegal fishing, with the Korea Coast Guard raising the stakes.
South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Chinese Fishing, With Violent Results
Here Come the Taliban Drones
South Asia
Here Come the Taliban Drones
For the first time ever, the Taliban used an off-the-shelf drone to record a suicide attack.
Here Come the Taliban Drones
Vietnam's Military Modernization
Southeast Asia
Vietnam's Military Modernization
After extraordinary growth in military hardware, Vietnam is consolidating its new gains.
Vietnam's Military Modernization
Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
Southeast Asia
Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
A deeper look at the future prospects of the relationship.
Will Duterte End the US-Philippines Military Alliance?
Has India Finally Addressed Its Su-30MKI Woes?
South Asia
Has India Finally Addressed Its Su-30MKI Woes?
New satellite imagery shows India's advanced multirole fighters deployed to the country's southeast flank.
Has India Finally Addressed Its Su-30MKI Woes?
Avoiding Groupthink on China
East Asia
Avoiding Groupthink on China
What we know and don’t know about China’s foreign and military policies.
Avoiding Groupthink on China
Pakistan's Crackdown on Terror Financing: All For Show?
South Asia
Pakistan's Crackdown on Terror Financing: All For Show?
Pakistan's government appears to crack down on financing for proscribed groups, but will the policy make a difference?
Pakistan's Crackdown on Terror Financing: All For Show?
Making Missile Defense Work for Japan
East Asia
Making Missile Defense Work for Japan
Ballistic missile defense can work for Japan, but it must be placed in context.
Making Missile Defense Work for Japan
Will China Adhere to Its Own Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes?
October 06, 2016
Will China Adhere to Its Own Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes?
Think About It: Chinese drones filling Africa’s skies, watching over Beijing’s interests.
Will China Adhere to Its Own Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes?
An Arms Race in Southeast Asia?
Southeast Asia
An Arms Race in Southeast Asia?
Yes, Southeast Asian states are bulking up their militaries – but that doesn’t necessarily translate to an arms race.
An Arms Race in Southeast Asia?
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
South Asia
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
A shooting war is unlikely, but covert activities are a strong possibility.
Could India and Pakistan Go to War?
Is China Really Building Missiles With Artificial Intelligence?
September 21, 2016
Is China Really Building Missiles With Artificial Intelligence?
There are real limits on the amount of AI acceptable to navy commanders.
Is China Really Building Missiles With Artificial Intelligence?
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
Central Asia
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
ISIS often features Central Asia’s children in its propaganda videos, labeling them “Cubs of the Caliphate.”
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
South Asia
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
When locals take their defense into their own hands, what does that mean for Afghanistan's central government?
Afghanistan's Anti-Taliban Vigilantes: Blessing or Curse?
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief