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Taiwan Stages Joint Air-Sea Live Fire Exercises
May 23, 2019
Taiwan Stages Joint Air-Sea Live Fire Exercises
The exercises are the largest they’ve been in five years.
Taiwan Stages Joint Air-Sea Live Fire Exercises
Iran’s Uranium Stockpile and the Future of the JCPOA
May 22, 2019
Iran’s Uranium Stockpile and the Future of the JCPOA
A spokesperson for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization clarified Tehran’s plans in the next days and weeks.
Iran’s Uranium Stockpile and the Future of the JCPOA
US, Japan Conduct Cooperative Naval Deployment in Strait of Malacca
May 21, 2019
US, Japan Conduct Cooperative Naval Deployment in Strait of Malacca
The exercise placed the spotlight on one of the region’s most important strategic chokepoints.
US, Japan Conduct Cooperative Naval Deployment in Strait of Malacca
South China Sea: US Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Scarborough Shoal
May 21, 2019
South China Sea: US Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Scarborough Shoal
The operation is the second of its kind in the month of May 2019.
South China Sea: US Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Scarborough Shoal
India, Singapore Begin SIMBEX 2019 Naval Exercises in South China Sea
May 20, 2019
India, Singapore Begin SIMBEX 2019 Naval Exercises in South China Sea
The latest iteration of the SIMBEX exercise is taking place in the South China Sea.
India, Singapore Begin SIMBEX 2019 Naval Exercises in South China Sea
A Civilizational Clash Isn’t the Way to Frame US Competition With China
May 20, 2019
A Civilizational Clash Isn’t the Way to Frame US Competition With China
Race and civilization are the wrong framing for the U.S.-China competition.
A Civilizational Clash Isn’t the Way to Frame US Competition With China
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 19, 2019 Edition
May 20, 2019
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 19, 2019 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 19, 2019 Edition
Huawei, Tech Decoupling, and Great Power Competition
May 17, 2019
Huawei, Tech Decoupling, and Great Power Competition
Huawei’s fate is in the Trump administration’s hands.
Huawei, Tech Decoupling, and Great Power Competition
Huawei in the Trump Administration’s Crosshairs as US-China Economic Warfare Escalates
May 17, 2019
Huawei in the Trump Administration’s Crosshairs as US-China Economic Warfare Escalates
Huawei is in trouble.
Huawei in the Trump Administration’s Crosshairs as US-China Economic Warfare Escalates
North Korea Demands US Return Seized Sanctions-Violating Cargo Ship
May 14, 2019
North Korea Demands US Return Seized Sanctions-Violating Cargo Ship
Pyongyang has slammed the U.S. seize of the Wise Honest as “unlawful robbery.”
North Korea Demands US Return Seized Sanctions-Violating Cargo Ship
India Conducts Successful Flight Test of Abhyas Target Drone
May 14, 2019
India Conducts Successful Flight Test of Abhyas Target Drone
The Abhyas is designed to serve as a target drone for anti-air weapons.
India Conducts Successful Flight Test of Abhyas Target Drone
Multilateral Presence and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
May 14, 2019
Multilateral Presence and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
A recent multilateral set of drills involving the United States, Japan, India, and the Philippines is a model.
Multilateral Presence and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
US Naval Chief in India for High-Level Defense Talks
May 14, 2019
US Naval Chief in India for High-Level Defense Talks
The U.S. chief of naval operations is in India this week for meetings.
US Naval Chief in India for High-Level Defense Talks
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 12, 2019 Edition
May 13, 2019
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 12, 2019 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 12, 2019 Edition
Challenges for the US in China’s Military Modernization
May 13, 2019
Challenges for the US in China’s Military Modernization
China’s military modernization continues to be a major challenge for the U.S. in the Indo-Pacific.
Challenges for the US in China’s Military Modernization
US, India, Japan, Philippine Navies Demonstrate Joint Presence in South China Sea
May 11, 2019
US, India, Japan, Philippine Navies Demonstrate Joint Presence in South China Sea
The four-way sail-through is the first engagement of its kind, highlighting coordination among like-minded Indo-Pacific navies.
US, India, Japan, Philippine Navies Demonstrate Joint Presence in South China Sea
North Korea First Missile Test in More Than 500 Days: A Harbinger of Greater Tension?
May 09, 2019
North Korea First Missile Test in More Than 500 Days: A Harbinger of Greater Tension?
As tensions ramp up again on the Korean Peninsula, the hosts discuss Kim Jong Un’s plans.
North Korea First Missile Test in More Than 500 Days: A Harbinger of Greater Tension?
China’s Second Domestic Aircraft Carrier Is Under Construction: US Report
May 08, 2019
China’s Second Domestic Aircraft Carrier Is Under Construction: US Report
The new carrier will likely feature a catapult-assisted aircraft launch system.
China’s Second Domestic Aircraft Carrier Is Under Construction: US Report
China Has Constructed Six Ballistic Missile Submarines
May 08, 2019
China Has Constructed Six Ballistic Missile Submarines
China’s sea-based deterrent is growing.
China Has Constructed Six Ballistic Missile Submarines
Thanks, But No Thanks: China Pushes Back on Trilateral Strategic Nuclear Arms Control
May 07, 2019
Thanks, But No Thanks: China Pushes Back on Trilateral Strategic Nuclear Arms Control
Despite Trump claiming otherwise, China isn’t interested in a trilateral arms control arrangement.
Thanks, But No Thanks: China Pushes Back on Trilateral Strategic Nuclear Arms Control
Pentagon: Air-Launched Ballistic Missile Will Realize China’s Nuclear Triad
May 07, 2019
Pentagon: Air-Launched Ballistic Missile Will Realize China’s Nuclear Triad
China’s new nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile will complete its triad.
Pentagon: Air-Launched Ballistic Missile Will Realize China’s Nuclear Triad
South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys
May 06, 2019
South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys
The U.S. Navy's latest freedom of navigation operation challenged excessive Chinese claims in the Spratlys.
South China Sea: 2 US Navy Destroyers Conduct Freedom of Navigation Operation in Spratlys
North Korea Confirms First Ballistic Missile Launch in Nearly 18 Months
May 06, 2019
North Korea Confirms First Ballistic Missile Launch in Nearly 18 Months
North Korea's missile testing returns.
North Korea Confirms First Ballistic Missile Launch in Nearly 18 Months
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 5, 2019 Edition
May 06, 2019
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 5, 2019 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 5, 2019 Edition
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