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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
Malaysia Won't Look Away From China So Soon, Despite Mahathir's Words
May 20, 2018
Malaysia Won't Look Away From China So Soon, Despite Mahathir's Words
Why Malaysia’s China policy is unlikely to change, for now, despite the election shock.
Malaysia Won't Look Away From China So Soon, Despite Mahathir's Words
The Geopolitical Implications of Malaysia's Election Earthquake
May 18, 2018
The Geopolitical Implications of Malaysia's Election Earthquake
With Mahathir back, does Malaysia's foreign policy anticipate continuity or change?
The Geopolitical Implications of Malaysia's Election Earthquake
An Indian Interest in North Korea's 2018 Diplomatic Charm Offensive?
May 18, 2018
An Indian Interest in North Korea's 2018 Diplomatic Charm Offensive?
India will take an interest in how North Korea chooses to approach the CTBT.
An Indian Interest in North Korea's 2018 Diplomatic Charm Offensive?
Trump's 'Libya Model' Remark on North Korea Was a Threat and May Sink the June 12 Summit
May 18, 2018
Trump's 'Libya Model' Remark on North Korea Was a Threat and May Sink the June 12 Summit
Trump tried to reassure Kim, but instead ended up reminding him why he needs his nuclear weapons.
Trump's 'Libya Model' Remark on North Korea Was a Threat and May Sink the June 12 Summit
North Korea Cancels High-level Inter-Korean Meeting, Threatens US Summit Cancellation, Over US-ROK Exercises
May 16, 2018
North Korea Cancels High-level Inter-Korean Meeting, Threatens US Summit Cancellation, Over US-ROK Exercises
North Korea unexpectedly cancelled a high-level inter-Korean summit, throwing recent diplomatic rapprochement into question.
North Korea Cancels High-level Inter-Korean Meeting, Threatens US Summit Cancellation, Over US-ROK Exercises
US Intelligence: North Korean Nuclear Test Site Modifications Would Take 'Weeks to Months' to Reverse
May 15, 2018
US Intelligence: North Korean Nuclear Test Site Modifications Would Take 'Weeks to Months' to Reverse
North Korea is making significant alterations to its nuclear test site, but none that are irreversible just yet.
US Intelligence: North Korean Nuclear Test Site Modifications Would Take 'Weeks to Months' to Reverse
We Need to Talk About North Korea's Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles
May 14, 2018
We Need to Talk About North Korea's Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles
Zeroing in on North Korea's intercontinental-range ballistic missiles is a counterproductive approach for the Trump administration.
We Need to Talk About North Korea's Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 13, 2018 Edition
May 14, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 13, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 13, 2018 Edition
Ex-Pakistani PM Zeroes in on Pakistan's Civil-Military Divide in Interview
May 14, 2018
Ex-Pakistani PM Zeroes in on Pakistan's Civil-Military Divide in Interview
A controversial interview by a former prime minister puts a spotlight on Pakistan's civil-military dynamics.
Ex-Pakistani PM Zeroes in on Pakistan's Civil-Military Divide in Interview
As China's Type 001A Carrier Enters Sea Trials, What's Next for the PLAN's Carrier Force?
May 14, 2018
As China's Type 001A Carrier Enters Sea Trials, What's Next for the PLAN's Carrier Force?
China's first indigenously built and designed carrier is an important milestone for the PLAN.
As China's Type 001A Carrier Enters Sea Trials, What's Next for the PLAN's Carrier Force?
USS <em>Ronald Reagan</em> Enters Sea Trials Off Japan Following Maintenance
May 12, 2018
USS Ronald Reagan Enters Sea Trials Off Japan Following Maintenance
USS Ronald Reagan is close to being back in business.
USS Ronald Reagan Enters Sea Trials Off Japan Following Maintenance
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
May 11, 2018
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
A new tool helps rank Asian states by their relative and absolute power rankings across a variety of measures.
What Is the Nature of Power in the Asia-Pacific and Who Wields It?
June 12 in Singapore: Time and Place of Trump-Kim Summit Set
May 11, 2018
June 12 in Singapore: Time and Place of Trump-Kim Summit Set
Singapore will host the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.
June 12 in Singapore: Time and Place of Trump-Kim Summit Set
Trump Withdraws US From Iran Deal, Reimposes Sanctions: Here's What's Next
May 09, 2018
Trump Withdraws US From Iran Deal, Reimposes Sanctions: Here's What's Next
Trump did not announce any Iranian material violations of the 2015 nuclear accord.
Trump Withdraws US From Iran Deal, Reimposes Sanctions: Here's What's Next
North Korea Ramps Up Criticism of US, Japanese Pressure Proponents Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit
May 08, 2018
North Korea Ramps Up Criticism of US, Japanese Pressure Proponents Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit
North Korea is keenly watching comments from senior U.S. officials ahead of the Trump-Kim meeting.
North Korea Ramps Up Criticism of US, Japanese Pressure Proponents Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit
Pakistan Interior Minister's Would-Be Assassin Reportedly Linked to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan
May 08, 2018
Pakistan Interior Minister's Would-Be Assassin Reportedly Linked to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan
The man who tried to kill Ahsan Iqbal is reportedly affiliated with the radical Barelvi party.
Pakistan Interior Minister's Would-Be Assassin Reportedly Linked to Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan
Seeing Through the Familiarity of the Inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration
May 07, 2018
Seeing Through the Familiarity of the Inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration
How a ‘familiar’ summit put new life into the Korean peninsula’s hopes for peace.
Seeing Through the Familiarity of the Inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration
White House Slams China's 'Orwellian Nonsense' on Civil Aviation Terminology Guidance
May 07, 2018
White House Slams China's 'Orwellian Nonsense' on Civil Aviation Terminology Guidance
The Trump administration has issued a strong rebuke of what it called “Chinese political correctness.”
White House Slams China's 'Orwellian Nonsense' on Civil Aviation Terminology Guidance
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: May 6, 2018 Edition
May 07, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 6, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: May 6, 2018 Edition
Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
May 06, 2018
Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
Are Asian militaries taking the challenges of conventional deterrence seriously?
Conventional Deterrence in the Asia-Pacific Region
Making Sense of the Third Inter-Korean Summit: What It Means and What Comes Next
May 04, 2018
Making Sense of the Third Inter-Korean Summit: What It Means and What Comes Next
The historic third inter-Korean summit sets up an uncertain process ahead. What will become of the Korean Peninsula?
Making Sense of the Third Inter-Korean Summit: What It Means and What Comes Next
Australia and China's DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
May 03, 2018
Australia and China's DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
Is Australia best off pursuing investments in missile defense to defend against China's DF-26?
Australia and China's DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
Possible Use of Blinding Laser Weapon Near China's Djibouti Base Spurs US Warning to Aviators
May 03, 2018
Possible Use of Blinding Laser Weapon Near China's Djibouti Base Spurs US Warning to Aviators
The Chinese military may be using a high-powered laser against pilots in Djibouti air space.
Possible Use of Blinding Laser Weapon Near China's Djibouti Base Spurs US Warning to Aviators
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