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East China Sea Update: A Chinese Submarine Off the Senkakus and an Oil Spill
January 19, 2018
East China Sea Update: A Chinese Submarine Off the Senkakus and an Oil Spill
Why did the People's Liberation Army-Navy send a submarine to the disputed islands?
East China Sea Update: A Chinese Submarine Off the Senkakus and an Oil Spill
A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii
January 17, 2018
A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii
What should we make of two disconcerting mistakes in Japan and Hawaii?
A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii
Former CIA Officer Arrested for Retaining Classified Information, Suspected of Revealing China-Based CIA Assets
January 17, 2018
Former CIA Officer Arrested for Retaining Classified Information, Suspected of Revealing China-Based CIA Assets
A former CIA official has been charged with retaining information on China-based intelligence assets.
Former CIA Officer Arrested for Retaining Classified Information, Suspected of Revealing China-Based CIA Assets
Report: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Visit China in Spring 2018
January 16, 2018
Report: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Visit China in Spring 2018
U.S. Secretary of Defense will likely visit China in the first half of 2018.
Report: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to Visit China in Spring 2018
Japan Identifies Chinese Submarine in East China Sea: A Type 093 SSN
January 16, 2018
Japan Identifies Chinese Submarine in East China Sea: A Type 093 SSN
The Japanese defense minister says the Chinese submarine spotted near the Senkaku islands was a Type 093 nuclear attack submarine.
Japan Identifies Chinese Submarine in East China Sea: A Type 093 SSN
What's Next for the Indian Army's Anti-Tank Guided Missile Requirement?
January 16, 2018
What's Next for the Indian Army's Anti-Tank Guided Missile Requirement?
Will India and Israel conclude a government-to-government deal for Spike ATGMs?
What's Next for the Indian Army's Anti-Tank Guided Missile Requirement?
Chinese Frigate, Unidentified Submarine Enter Japan-Claimed Waters Near Senkaku Islands
January 12, 2018
Chinese Frigate, Unidentified Submarine Enter Japan-Claimed Waters Near Senkaku Islands
The incident tests the waters in the East China Sea after a diplomatic breakthrough between the two countries.
Chinese Frigate, Unidentified Submarine Enter Japan-Claimed Waters Near Senkaku Islands
Will Trump's Lash-Out Against Pakistan Succeed Where Other US Presidents Failed?
January 12, 2018
Will Trump's Lash-Out Against Pakistan Succeed Where Other US Presidents Failed?
Is Donald Trump the U.S. president to get Pakistan to do the United States' bidding? Probably not.
Will Trump's Lash-Out Against Pakistan Succeed Where Other US Presidents Failed?
Why North Korea Is Likely Planning a Satellite Launch in 2018
January 12, 2018
Why North Korea Is Likely Planning a Satellite Launch in 2018
It's certainly looking like Kim Jong-un may look to launch a new satellite or two in 2018.
Why North Korea Is Likely Planning a Satellite Launch in 2018
India's Lone <em>Arihant</em>-class SSBN Has Been Out of Service for Months
January 09, 2018
India's Lone Arihant-class SSBN Has Been Out of Service for Months
The Indian Navy has a serious submarine operations problem.
India's Lone Arihant-class SSBN Has Been Out of Service for Months
As Inter-Korean Talks Convene Regarding the Olympics, What Is the Scope for Broader Korean Peninsula Diplomacy?
January 09, 2018
As Inter-Korean Talks Convene Regarding the Olympics, What Is the Scope for Broader Korean Peninsula Diplomacy?
Has diplomacy already peaked for the year?
As Inter-Korean Talks Convene Regarding the Olympics, What Is the Scope for Broader Korean Peninsula Diplomacy?
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Japan-Administered Waters Near Disputed East China Sea Islands
January 08, 2018
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Japan-Administered Waters Near Disputed East China Sea Islands
The incident is the first of its kind in 2018.
4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Japan-Administered Waters Near Disputed East China Sea Islands
Pakistan Tests An Indigenously Developed Anti-Ship Cruise Missile
January 08, 2018
Pakistan Tests An Indigenously Developed Anti-Ship Cruise Missile
Pakistan introduces the Harbah, a cruise missile with anti-ship and land-attack roles.
Pakistan Tests An Indigenously Developed Anti-Ship Cruise Missile
China's Hypersonic Weapon Ambitions March Ahead
January 08, 2018
China's Hypersonic Weapon Ambitions March Ahead
China is leading in pack in hypersonic weaponry, with potentially destabilizing consequences for the military balance in the Pacific.
China's Hypersonic Weapon Ambitions March Ahead
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: January 7, 2017 Edition
January 07, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 7, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: January 7, 2017 Edition
Japan Plans to Convert the <em>Izumo</em>-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
January 07, 2018
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
Recent Japanese Ministry of Defense leaks are suggestive of plans to convert these so-called helicopter destroyers.
Japan Plans to Convert the Izumo-class Into a True Aircraft Carrier?
What Will the Trump Administration's Decision to Withhold Aid From Pakistan Really Accomplish?
January 05, 2018
What Will the Trump Administration's Decision to Withhold Aid From Pakistan Really Accomplish?
The Trump administration makes good on its threats to cut Pakistan off. What happens next?
What Will the Trump Administration's Decision to Withhold Aid From Pakistan Really Accomplish?
The Risk of Kim Jong-un's New Year's Day Olive Branch
January 04, 2018
The Risk of Kim Jong-un's New Year's Day Olive Branch
North Korea aims to drive a wedge between the United States and its allies, with the goal of breaking the alliance.
The Risk of Kim Jong-un's New Year's Day Olive Branch
Asian Geopolitics in 2018: What to Worry About and What to Expect
January 04, 2018
Asian Geopolitics in 2018: What to Worry About and What to Expect
What are the issues and flashpoints that will come to define Asia in 2018?
Asian Geopolitics in 2018: What to Worry About and What to Expect
When a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City
January 03, 2018
When a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City
Early last year, a North Korean IRBM crashed in a populated area. What does that tell us?
When a North Korean Missile Accidentally Hit a North Korean City
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: December 24, 2017 Edition
January 02, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: December 24, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: December 24, 2017 Edition
Afghan, Chinese Ministers of Defense Meet in Beijing
January 02, 2018
Afghan, Chinese Ministers of Defense Meet in Beijing
The meeting underlines growing military-to-military ties.
Afghan, Chinese Ministers of Defense Meet in Beijing
Trump Opens 2018 With a Twitter Broadside Against Pakistan: What Does It Mean?
January 02, 2018
Trump Opens 2018 With a Twitter Broadside Against Pakistan: What Does It Mean?
The U.S. president unleashes on Pakistan in harsher terms than before. Is 2018 an inflection point for the relationship?
Trump Opens 2018 With a Twitter Broadside Against Pakistan: What Does It Mean?
3 Takeaways From Kim Jong-un's 2018 New Year's Address
January 01, 2018
3 Takeaways From Kim Jong-un's 2018 New Year's Address
What's on Kim Jong-un's mind? Nuclear buttons, an Olympics overture, and a call to arms for self-reliance as sanctions bear down.
3 Takeaways From Kim Jong-un's 2018 New Year's Address
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