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April 2016

Interview: Patrick Mendis
April 30, 2016

Interview: Patrick Mendis

By Muhammad Akbar Notezai
A discussion of Sri Lanka’s foreign policy under President Maithripala Sirisena

Australia’s Immigration Policy: So Much for the PNG ‘Solution’
April 30, 2016

Australia’s Immigration Policy: So Much for the PNG ‘Solution’

By Edward Cavanough
PNG’s Manus decision exposes the fundamental ironies at the core of Australia’s immigration policy.
Why the US Should Send Biden to Taiwan
April 30, 2016

Why the US Should Send Biden to Taiwan

By Joseph A. Bosco
The inauguration of Taiwan’s next president offers a chance for the U.S. to send a signal to China.

Indian PM Narendra Modi Will Address a Joint Session of US Congress
April 30, 2016

Indian PM Narendra Modi Will Address a Joint Session of US Congress

By Ankit Panda
The last time an Indian prime minister addressed the U.S. Congress was in 2005.

Managing The South China Sea: Where Policy Meets Science
April 30, 2016

Managing The South China Sea: Where Policy Meets Science

By James Borton
The marriage of policy and science is essential to navigating these waters.

Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
April 30, 2016

Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat's defense editors discuss Australia's recent Collins-class replacement decision.

Myanmar's Transition: The 'Fun' Part is Over
April 30, 2016

Myanmar's Transition: The 'Fun' Part is Over

By Harry Krejsa
No matter how the United States and Myanmar choose to proceed, continued reform will be messy.
Sanctions: Still the Best Option for Containing North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions
April 30, 2016

Sanctions: Still the Best Option for Containing North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

By Kim Tae-woo
If the world can remain strong and consistent about sanctions, North Korea might actually come to the table.

Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work
April 30, 2016

Afghanistan: Why Ashraf Ghani's New Strategy Won't Work

By Umair Jamal
Ashraf Ghani's new approach won't help him win Afghanistan's long struggle against the Taliban.

The Future of India-Saudi Arabia Relations
April 30, 2016

The Future of India-Saudi Arabia Relations

By Issac James Manayath
With complementary needs in trade and investment, New Delhi and Riyadh can take their relationship to the next level.

Australia-Japan Defense Ties Are Deeper Than a Sunken Submarine Bid
April 30, 2016

Australia-Japan Defense Ties Are Deeper Than a Sunken Submarine Bid

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the outcome is a missed opportunity, it’s worth remembering that bilateral ties are much more than a single deal.
Nepal and Its Neighbors
April 28, 2016

Nepal and Its Neighbors

By Kosh Raj Koirala
Changing dynamics between Nepal, China, and India highlight the need for deft diplomacy in Kathmandu.

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