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Ankit Panda is an editor at The Diplomat. He writes on security, politics, economics, and culture.

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Reviewing the 2018 ASEAN and East Asia Summits
November 17, 2018
Reviewing the 2018 ASEAN and East Asia Summits
Singapore hands over the reins at ASEAN over to Thailand.
Reviewing the 2018 ASEAN and East Asia Summits
Hypersonic Boost-Glide Weapons and Challenges to International Security
November 16, 2018
Hypersonic Boost-Glide Weapons and Challenges to International Security
Hypersonic boost-glide vehicles present new iterations of old challenges to strategic stability.
Hypersonic Boost-Glide Weapons and Challenges to International Security
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
November 16, 2018
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
The high toll raises questions about the sustainability of government forces in Afghanistan.
Ghani: Afghan Police, Army Death Toll Since 2015 at More Than 28,500
India, Japan Conclude First Dharma Guardian Military Exercise
November 15, 2018
India, Japan Conclude First Dharma Guardian Military Exercise
The exercise marks the further deepening of military cooperation between India and Japan.
India, Japan Conclude First Dharma Guardian Military Exercise
Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa
November 14, 2018
Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa
The motion may intensify the ongoing constitutional crisis as Rajapaksa's supporters refuse to recognize its legitimacy.
Sri Lankan Lawmakers Pass No-Confidence Motion Against Rajapaksa
The US and China Are Talking Again, But 'Competition' Is Set to Continue
November 12, 2018
The US and China Are Talking Again, But 'Competition' Is Set to Continue
It'll take more than a reconvened Diplomatic and Security Dialogue to get the U.S. and China off their current trajectory.
The US and China Are Talking Again, But 'Competition' Is Set to Continue
US Calls on China to Remove Missiles From South China Sea Artificial Islands
November 10, 2018
US Calls on China to Remove Missiles From South China Sea Artificial Islands
At the second U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, the U.S. called on China to withdraw its missiles from the South China Sea.
US Calls on China to Remove Missiles From South China Sea Artificial Islands
What to Make of the Latest US-North Korea Negotiation Road Bump?
November 09, 2018
What to Make of the Latest US-North Korea Negotiation Road Bump?
Kim Yong Chol refused to show up to a scheduled meeting in New York.
What to Make of the Latest US-North Korea Negotiation Road Bump?
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
November 07, 2018
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
This year's Keen Sword exercise features a focus on amphibious operations.
US, Japan Move Into Final Portion of Keen Sword 2018 Bilateral Military Exercises
New Video Shows Moment of Near-Collision Between US and Chinese Warship in South China Sea
November 05, 2018
New Video Shows Moment of Near-Collision Between US and Chinese Warship in South China Sea
A Chinese destroyer issued an unusually hostile verbal warning to the crew of a U.S. destroyer.
New Video Shows Moment of Near-Collision Between US and Chinese Warship in South China Sea
US INF Withdrawal: Weighing the Costs in Europe and the Benefits in Asia
November 05, 2018
US INF Withdrawal: Weighing the Costs in Europe and the Benefits in Asia
Yes, withdrawing from the INF Treaty opens up options in Asia, but are they worth it?
US INF Withdrawal: Weighing the Costs in Europe and the Benefits in Asia
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: November 4, 2018 Edition
November 05, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 4, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 4, 2018 Edition
'Sanctions Are Coming': US Issues Limited Iran Sanctions Waivers, With One Big Exception
November 03, 2018
'Sanctions Are Coming': US Issues Limited Iran Sanctions Waivers, With One Big Exception
China, Iran's biggest oil importer, is still in the dark about a possible sanctions waiver.
'Sanctions Are Coming': US Issues Limited Iran Sanctions Waivers, With One Big Exception
Koreas Successfully Implement September 2018 Comprehensive Military Agreement
November 02, 2018
Koreas Successfully Implement September 2018 Comprehensive Military Agreement
The two Koreas successfully implement a historic Comprehensive Military Agreement.
Koreas Successfully Implement September 2018 Comprehensive Military Agreement
India Conducts Nighttime User Trial of Agni-I Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile
November 01, 2018
India Conducts Nighttime User Trial of Agni-I Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile
The latest test of India's Agni-I short-range ballistic missile was successful.
India Conducts Nighttime User Trial of Agni-I Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile
The CPTPP Trade Agreement Will Enter Into Force on December 30
November 01, 2018
The CPTPP Trade Agreement Will Enter Into Force on December 30
With Australia's ratification, the CPTPP has met the threshold requirements to enter into force.
The CPTPP Trade Agreement Will Enter Into Force on December 30
With Latest Abe-Modi Meet, India and Japan Make Security and Defense Cooperation Strides
October 31, 2018
With Latest Abe-Modi Meet, India and Japan Make Security and Defense Cooperation Strides
Negotiations on a new military logistics sharing agreement are but a part of the new dimensions to the relationship.
With Latest Abe-Modi Meet, India and Japan Make Security and Defense Cooperation Strides
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Where It Came From and How It'll Affect Regional Geopolitics
October 31, 2018
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Where It Came From and How It'll Affect Regional Geopolitics
How did Sri Lanka find itself in a crisis and how will it affect its foreign policy?
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Crisis: Where It Came From and How It'll Affect Regional Geopolitics
Greg Poling: Imagining an Effective South China Sea Code of Conduct
October 31, 2018
Greg Poling: Imagining an Effective South China Sea Code of Conduct
The Diplomat talks with the chair of CSIS' Expert Working Group on the South China Sea.
Greg Poling: Imagining an Effective South China Sea Code of Conduct
US Sheds Light on Sanctions-Busting North Korean Ship-to-Ship Transfer Activity
October 30, 2018
US Sheds Light on Sanctions-Busting North Korean Ship-to-Ship Transfer Activity
Washington casts a spotlight on North Korea's continued sanctions evasion attempts.
US Sheds Light on Sanctions-Busting North Korean Ship-to-Ship Transfer Activity
Sri Lanka‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal
October 30, 2018
Sri Lanka‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal
The situation in Sri Lanka is likely to get worse as the president and two claimants to the prime minister's office stand their ground.
Sri Lanka‘s Spiral Into Constitutional Crisis Shows No Sign of a Reversal
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: October 28, 2018 Edition
October 29, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 28, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 28, 2018 Edition
Imagining a Post-INF US Posture in East Asia
October 29, 2018
Imagining a Post-INF US Posture in East Asia
The challenges to U.S. intermediate-range missile deployments in Asia shouldn't be overlooked.
Imagining a Post-INF US Posture in East Asia
US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge
October 24, 2018
US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge
Is the case in Asia for conventional U.S. cruise missiles strong enough to justify the INF withdrawal?
US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge
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