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Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 17, 2018 Edition
June 18, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 17, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 17, 2018 Edition
Trump Asked Kim Jong Un to Dismantle a 'Missile Engine Testing Site'. What Did He Mean?
June 14, 2018
Trump Asked Kim Jong Un to Dismantle a 'Missile Engine Testing Site'. What Did He Mean?
Trump announced an unexpected—and highly specific—concession out of the Singapore summit.
Trump Asked Kim Jong Un to Dismantle a 'Missile Engine Testing Site'. What Did He Mean?
Kim Jong Un Grabs the Headlines At Home, But What Did Trump Get From the Historic Summit?
June 14, 2018
Kim Jong Un Grabs the Headlines At Home, But What Did Trump Get From the Historic Summit?
The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un was historic, but far from the "epochal" event claimed by both leaders.
Kim Jong Un Grabs the Headlines At Home, But What Did Trump Get From the Historic Summit?
When Trump Met Kim: Assessing the First US-North Korean Summit
June 13, 2018
When Trump Met Kim: Assessing the First US-North Korean Summit
Who gave up what at the summit and where are U.S.-North Korea relations headed after the summit?
When Trump Met Kim: Assessing the First US-North Korean Summit
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 10, 2018 Edition
June 13, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 10, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 10, 2018 Edition
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Sign Joint Declaration at Singapore Summit
June 12, 2018
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Sign Joint Declaration at Singapore Summit
The core of the summit agreement is an exchange of U.S. security guarantees in exchange for a North Korean commitment to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Sign Joint Declaration at Singapore Summit
Kim Jong-un's Night Out in Singapore: A Selfie and a Skyline
June 12, 2018
Kim Jong-un's Night Out in Singapore: A Selfie and a Skyline
Why did Kim Jong-un feel it necessary to tour Singapore by night?
Kim Jong-un's Night Out in Singapore: A Selfie and a Skyline
With Hours Before Trump-Kim Summit, No Clarity on 'Denuclearization'
June 12, 2018
With Hours Before Trump-Kim Summit, No Clarity on 'Denuclearization'
The high-stakes Singapore summit is likely to produce an ambiguous North Korean commitment on “denuclearization.”
With Hours Before Trump-Kim Summit, No Clarity on 'Denuclearization'
US, Japan, India, and Australia Hold Senior Official-Level Quadrilateral Meeting in Singapore
June 08, 2018
US, Japan, India, and Australia Hold Senior Official-Level Quadrilateral Meeting in Singapore
The 'Quad' continues to progress and its members have shown interest in meeting regularly.
US, Japan, India, and Australia Hold Senior Official-Level Quadrilateral Meeting in Singapore
Reflections on the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: What's the Indo-Pacific Anyway?
June 07, 2018
Reflections on the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: What's the Indo-Pacific Anyway?
From the "Indo-Pacific" to the Korean Peninsula, what were the main themes and anxieties at the Shangri-La Dialogue?
Reflections on the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: What's the Indo-Pacific Anyway?
Will the Trump Administration Send a US Aircraft Carrier Through the Taiwan Strait?
June 06, 2018
Will the Trump Administration Send a US Aircraft Carrier Through the Taiwan Strait?
The Trump administration may be setting the stage for a show of reassurance toward Taipei.
Will the Trump Administration Send a US Aircraft Carrier Through the Taiwan Strait?
South China Sea: US Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers Near Scarborough Shoal
June 06, 2018
South China Sea: US Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers Near Scarborough Shoal
The bombers were en route to Guam from Diego Garcia.
South China Sea: US Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers Near Scarborough Shoal
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: Probing the 'Indo-Pacific' and Deterring the Fait Accompli
June 05, 2018
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: Probing the 'Indo-Pacific' and Deterring the Fait Accompli
Familiar themes and new anxieties were apparent at Asia's premier security dialogue in 2018.
The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue: Probing the 'Indo-Pacific' and Deterring the Fait Accompli
Former US Defense Intelligence Agency Officer Arrested, Charged With Attempted Espionage for China
June 05, 2018
Former US Defense Intelligence Agency Officer Arrested, Charged With Attempted Espionage for China
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a former U.S. intelligence officer with attempted espionage.
Former US Defense Intelligence Agency Officer Arrested, Charged With Attempted Espionage for China
South China Sea: Two US Navy Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Paracel Islands
May 28, 2018
South China Sea: Two US Navy Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Paracel Islands
The latest freedom of navigation operation involved two U.S. warships.
South China Sea: Two US Navy Warships Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Paracel Islands
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 27, 2018 Edition
May 28, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 27, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 27, 2018 Edition
If the Trump-Kim Summit Is Back On, Here's What the US Must Remember
May 27, 2018
If the Trump-Kim Summit Is Back On, Here's What the US Must Remember
The Trump administration must learn to deal with North Korea as it is—not as it wished North Korea would be.
If the Trump-Kim Summit Is Back On, Here's What the US Must Remember
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
May 25, 2018
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
With the June 12 summit in Singapore cancelled, what lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
What the Trump Administration's Decision to Disinvite the Chinese Navy From RIMPAC 2018 Means
May 24, 2018
What the Trump Administration's Decision to Disinvite the Chinese Navy From RIMPAC 2018 Means
The U.S. takes a long overdue step, but don't expect it to shift the needle on how China behaves in the South China Sea.
What the Trump Administration's Decision to Disinvite the Chinese Navy From RIMPAC 2018 Means
The Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea's 'New Strategic Line,' and Pompeo's 'Bold Approach' 2.0
May 23, 2018
The Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea's 'New Strategic Line,' and Pompeo's 'Bold Approach' 2.0
The United States is right that North Korea seeks economic betterment, but misses the mark on how it seeks this goal.
The Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea's 'New Strategic Line,' and Pompeo's 'Bold Approach' 2.0
South China Sea: What China's First Strategic Bomber Landing on Woody Island Means
May 22, 2018
South China Sea: What China's First Strategic Bomber Landing on Woody Island Means
Expect these bombers to come to one of China's three airstrip-equipped Spratly artificial islands soon.
South China Sea: What China's First Strategic Bomber Landing on Woody Island Means
India Poised to Gain Access to Indonesia's Sabang Island
May 21, 2018
India Poised to Gain Access to Indonesia's Sabang Island
The Indian Navy may soon have access to a strategically located Indonesian island.
India Poised to Gain Access to Indonesia's Sabang Island
Trump Administration Nominates Outgoing Pacific Command Head as South Korea Ambassador
May 21, 2018
Trump Administration Nominates Outgoing Pacific Command Head as South Korea Ambassador
Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr. will fill a long-standing ambassadorial vacancy in Seoul, if confirmed.
Trump Administration Nominates Outgoing Pacific Command Head as South Korea Ambassador
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 20, 2018 Edition
May 21, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 20, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 20, 2018 Edition
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