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

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Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
October 22, 2017
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a new mandate amid an intensified threat from North Korea.
Japanese Voters Head to Polls in Snap Election
South Korea's Joint Chiefs Want to Intercept North Korean Rocket Artillery Volleys
October 20, 2017
South Korea's Joint Chiefs Want to Intercept North Korean Rocket Artillery Volleys
The ambitious system is like nothing else currently deployed across the world and would require considerable investment.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs Want to Intercept North Korean Rocket Artillery Volleys
Is the Trump Administration About to Take On China's Belt and Road Initiative?
October 19, 2017
Is the Trump Administration About to Take On China's Belt and Road Initiative?
Is the United States embarking on an ambitious path to counter China's Belt and Road Initiative?
Is the Trump Administration About to Take On China's Belt and Road Initiative?
Trump Goes to Asia: Everything You Need to Know
October 18, 2017
Trump Goes to Asia: Everything You Need to Know
Donald Trump goes to Asia for the first time as president. What can we expect?
Trump Goes to Asia: Everything You Need to Know
The Sinpo-C-Class: A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction
October 18, 2017
The Sinpo-C-Class: A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction
U.S. intelligence has detected a large, new submarine under construction: the Sinpo-C.
The Sinpo-C-Class: A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction
A Wide-Ranging Agenda: What Trump's First Asia-Pacific Tour Means
October 17, 2017
A Wide-Ranging Agenda: What Trump's First Asia-Pacific Tour Means
Will the administration unveil a new strategy for the Asia-Pacific during Trump's Asia trip?
A Wide-Ranging Agenda: What Trump's First Asia-Pacific Tour Means
Trump's Overconfidence in US Missile Defense Could Lead to a Deadly War With North Korea
October 17, 2017
Trump's Overconfidence in US Missile Defense Could Lead to a Deadly War With North Korea
A belief that missile defense works when it doesn't can lead to a devastating war.
Trump's Overconfidence in US Missile Defense Could Lead to a Deadly War With North Korea
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: October 15, 2017 Edition
October 16, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 15, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 15, 2017 Edition
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
October 16, 2017
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
Total Air Self-Defense Force scrambles dropped slightly from 2016, but Japan remains concerned.
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
US Treasury Designates Chinese Firm That Transferred ICBM-Toting Heavy Trucks to North Korea
October 16, 2017
US Treasury Designates Chinese Firm That Transferred ICBM-Toting Heavy Trucks to North Korea
China-based Wuhan Sanjiang sees new U.S. Treasury sanctions.
US Treasury Designates Chinese Firm That Transferred ICBM-Toting Heavy Trucks to North Korea
The Risks of Pakistan's Sea-Based Nuclear Weapons
October 13, 2017
The Risks of Pakistan's Sea-Based Nuclear Weapons
The Babur-3 opens a dangerous era for Pakistan's nuclear forces.
The Risks of Pakistan's Sea-Based Nuclear Weapons
South China Sea: Fourth US FONOP in Five Months Suggests a New Operational Rhythm
October 12, 2017
South China Sea: Fourth US FONOP in Five Months Suggests a New Operational Rhythm
The Trump administration has accepted a higher pace of freedom of navigation operations in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Fourth US FONOP in Five Months Suggests a New Operational Rhythm
Kim Jong-un Emphasizes Economic Self-Reliance After Sanctions
October 11, 2017
Kim Jong-un Emphasizes Economic Self-Reliance After Sanctions
North Korea's supreme leader outlined the salience of economic self-reliance in a recent speech.
Kim Jong-un Emphasizes Economic Self-Reliance After Sanctions
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: October 8, 2017 Edition
October 09, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 8, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 8, 2017 Edition
Trump's Dangerous Twitter Rebuke of Tillerson May Make Diplomacy Impossible With North Korea
October 09, 2017
Trump's Dangerous Twitter Rebuke of Tillerson May Make Diplomacy Impossible With North Korea
Trump's comments risk serious destabilization and even war.
Trump's Dangerous Twitter Rebuke of Tillerson May Make Diplomacy Impossible With North Korea
US, Australian Air Forces Hold Bilateral Bomber Integration Drills
October 09, 2017
US, Australian Air Forces Hold Bilateral Bomber Integration Drills
The Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force continue to increase their interoperability.
US, Australian Air Forces Hold Bilateral Bomber Integration Drills
Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo
October 09, 2017
Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo
Kim Yo-jong's responsibilities expand and consolidate the Kim family's hold over North Korea.
Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo
Revealed: Russia's New Experimental ICBM Warheads
October 04, 2017
Revealed: Russia's New Experimental ICBM Warheads
Russia pilots independent post-boost vehicles for more precise and flexible multiple warhead delivery.
Revealed: Russia's New Experimental ICBM Warheads
South Korea in the Storm: Managing the US Alliance and North Korea
October 04, 2017
South Korea in the Storm: Managing the US Alliance and North Korea
Steven Denney returns to discuss the Moon Jae-in administration's acclimation to the North Korea threat.
South Korea in the Storm: Managing the US Alliance and North Korea
North Korea Adds New Russian Internet Link, Hedging Its Reliance on Chinese Access
October 03, 2017
North Korea Adds New Russian Internet Link, Hedging Its Reliance on Chinese Access
TransTeleCom extends a high bandwidth fiber connection to North Korea, giving it telecommunications redundancy.
North Korea Adds New Russian Internet Link, Hedging Its Reliance on Chinese Access
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
October 03, 2017
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
The stakes in Japan's October 2017 are high, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking a new mandate to handle North Korea.
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
Trump Goes to Asia: What's on the Line?
October 03, 2017
Trump Goes to Asia: What's on the Line?
Donald Trump's first trip to Asia won't be a walk in the park.
Trump Goes to Asia: What's on the Line?
How to Make Sense of Offensive US Cyber Operations Against North Korean Military Intelligence
October 02, 2017
How to Make Sense of Offensive US Cyber Operations Against North Korean Military Intelligence
U.S. offensive cyber operations against North Korean military intelligence are significant.
How to Make Sense of Offensive US Cyber Operations Against North Korean Military Intelligence
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: October 1, 2017 Edition
October 02, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 1, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 1, 2017 Edition
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