An Interview with The Diplomat’s Publisher James Pach
By Catherine Putz
"Our mission has remained fairly consistent: to provide balanced coverage of Asia and the Pacific from within the region."
China’s Rise Reverberates in Tajikistan
By Sher Khashimov
China’s growing importance to – and influence over – the country is a case study in Beijing’s geopolitical rise over the past several decades.
From Hope to Despair in Myanmar
By Zachary Abuza
From 2015-2020, Myanmar seemed on the cusp of a meaningful transformation. Then the coup set the country back decades.
In the Face of Climate Change, the Pacific Leads Boldly
By Jon Letman
Seven years after the Paris Agreement, Pacific Islanders demonstrate leadership and resolve in the face of the climate crisis.
Is China’s Reform and Opening Era Over?
By Sara Hsu
Xi changed China’s trajectory from the “Reform and Opening Up” of his predecessors toward a more internal and state-focused model of economic development.
Li Keqiang’s Legacy: A Recommitment to Reformism
By Dan Macklin
Despite his reputation for being a political weakling, Li deserves credit for successfully championing reformist economic values.
What ABC Missed About Australia’s Interests in Taiwan
By Grant Wyeth
A recent article series assumed that Australia would only defend Taiwan because the U.S. demands it. But Australia has its own reasons to act.
Modi Regime’s Prickliness to Criticism Is Growing
By Kavita Chowdhury
The Congress party's spokesperson joins a long list of journalists, activists, and politicians detained for criticizing Modi and his government.
India Revives Civil Militia After Hindu Killings in Kashmir
By Aijaz Hussain
Village militias were first formed at the height of the militancy in the mid-1990s but were subsequently disbanded.
Malaysian PM Anwar to Visit the Philippines This Week
By Sebastian Strangio
The two-day state visit will round out the newly appointed leader's diplomatic tour of Malaysia's immediate neighbors.
Vietnam’s National Assembly Set to Confirm New President
By Sebastian Strangio
The reported candidate is Vo Van Thuong, the youngest member on the Communist Party's Politburo.
Broadening the US-Philippines Alliance: EDCA Sites Are Just the Beginning
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Widening the aperture of collaboration can help meet evolving needs and respond to a more competitive strategic environment.