Reviewing 2020 in the Asia-Pacific

The Diplomat’s Shannon Tiezzi, Catherine Putz, Abhijnan Rej, and Sebastian Strangio look back at an eventful year.

On December 21, The Diplomat’s editors gathered for a live webinar looking back at 2020 in the Asia-Pacific and identifying the major trends that marked the year. COVID-19 obviously loomed large, as did U.S.-China competition, but other local events also left a mark in an eventful year.

Watch the recorded conversation below, featuring Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat’s editor-in-chief; Managing Editor Catherine Putz, Defense & Security Editor Abhijnan Rej, and Southeast Asia Editor Sebastian Strangio. And look for our 2021 preview, which will be the cover story of the next issue of The Diplomat magazine.