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

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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
Tokyo to Host 7th China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Summit
May 02, 2018
Tokyo to Host 7th China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Summit
The trilateral Northeast Asian summit will meet for the first time since 2015, with a focus on North Korea.
Tokyo to Host 7th China-South Korea-Japan Trilateral Summit
US Approves Sale of Armed Predator-B Drones to India: Report
May 02, 2018
US Approves Sale of Armed Predator-B Drones to India: Report
The Trump administration has agreed to sell India armed unmanned aerial vehicles.
US Approves Sale of Armed Predator-B Drones to India: Report
One More Down, 19 to Go: Beijing's Diplomatic Isolation of Taipei Continues
May 02, 2018
One More Down, 19 to Go: Beijing's Diplomatic Isolation of Taipei Continues
Beijing continues to chip away at Taiwan's remaining diplomatic partners.
One More Down, 19 to Go: Beijing's Diplomatic Isolation of Taipei Continues
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 29, 2018 Edition
May 01, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 29, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 29, 2018 Edition
How Far Can Sino-India Joint Economic Cooperation in Afghanistan Go?
May 01, 2018
How Far Can Sino-India Joint Economic Cooperation in Afghanistan Go?
At Wuhan, Modi and Xi zeroed in on Afghanistan as a possible point of convergence between their two countries.
How Far Can Sino-India Joint Economic Cooperation in Afghanistan Go?
G7 Foreign Ministers Issue Communique Addressing East & South China Seas, Connectivity, and More
April 26, 2018
G7 Foreign Ministers Issue Communique Addressing East & South China Seas, Connectivity, and More
The statement takes aim at China without mentioning it by name.
G7 Foreign Ministers Issue Communique Addressing East & South China Seas, Connectivity, and More
Why the Kim-Moon Summit at Panmunjom Matters
April 26, 2018
Why the Kim-Moon Summit at Panmunjom Matters
The summit between the two Koreas will set the tone for the Trump-Kim summit.
Why the Kim-Moon Summit at Panmunjom Matters
Modi Will Meet Xi For an Informal Summit: What's on the Agenda?
April 24, 2018
Modi Will Meet Xi For an Informal Summit: What's on the Agenda?
The Indian and Chinese leaders look to reset relations and confer on global issues.
Modi Will Meet Xi For an Informal Summit: What's on the Agenda?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 21, 2018 Edition
April 22, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 21, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 21, 2018 Edition
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Warns Chinese Survey Ship in Exclusive Economic Zone
April 22, 2018
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Warns Chinese Survey Ship in Exclusive Economic Zone
The incident comes as Japan and China agreed to expedite talks on a East China Sea air and sea communication mechanism.
East China Sea: Japan Coast Guard Warns Chinese Survey Ship in Exclusive Economic Zone
What Kim Jong-un Gets Out of a Self-Enforced ICBM Testing Freeze
April 22, 2018
What Kim Jong-un Gets Out of a Self-Enforced ICBM Testing Freeze
The North Korean leader needs time to build out his nuclear forces — time that doesn't need to spent testing ICBMs, necessarily.
What Kim Jong-un Gets Out of a Self-Enforced ICBM Testing Freeze
South China Sea: Australian Navy Vessels En Route to Vietnam Received Warnings From Chinese Navy
April 21, 2018
South China Sea: Australian Navy Vessels En Route to Vietnam Received Warnings From Chinese Navy
Australian warships found themselves in a confrontation with the People's Liberation Army-Navy in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Australian Navy Vessels En Route to Vietnam Received Warnings From Chinese Navy
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
April 19, 2018
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
How did Shinzo Abe's second trip to Mar-a-Lago go?
Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Round 2: Where the US-Japan Relationship Stands
CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met Kim Jong-un: Report
April 18, 2018
CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met Kim Jong-un: Report
The meeting would be the highest-level official U.S.-North Korea encounter since 2000.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo Met Kim Jong-un: Report
China Announces Commissioning of DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Brigade
April 17, 2018
China Announces Commissioning of DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Brigade
A brigade comprising at least 22 DF-26 launchers has been commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force.
China Announces Commissioning of DF-26 Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Brigade
China's Successful Coercion of Vietnam in the South China Sea Deserves US Attention
April 17, 2018
China's Successful Coercion of Vietnam in the South China Sea Deserves US Attention
Washington failed to back up its words with action after Beijing pressured Hanoi into abandoning a South China Sea oil drilling project.
China's Successful Coercion of Vietnam in the South China Sea Deserves US Attention
Kim Jong-un's China Reset Continues With Senior CCP Official's Visit
April 16, 2018
Kim Jong-un's China Reset Continues With Senior CCP Official's Visit
The Chinese Communist Party's International Liaison Department head visited Pyongyang and met Kim Jong-un.
Kim Jong-un's China Reset Continues With Senior CCP Official's Visit
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 15, 2018 Edition
April 16, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 15, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 15, 2018 Edition
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
April 16, 2018
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
The Japanese prime minister's public support continues to dwindle.
Poll: Shinzo Abe's Approval Falls to New Low Amid Scandal Fallout
Pakistan Tests Enhanced-Range Variant of Babur Nuclear-Capable Land-Attack Cruise Missile
April 16, 2018
Pakistan Tests Enhanced-Range Variant of Babur Nuclear-Capable Land-Attack Cruise Missile
The Pakistani military claims the new Babur-IB variant has a range of 700 kilometers.
Pakistan Tests Enhanced-Range Variant of Babur Nuclear-Capable Land-Attack Cruise Missile
Understanding How China Chooses to Coerce and Influence US Partners and Allies
April 13, 2018
Understanding How China Chooses to Coerce and Influence US Partners and Allies
How does the Chinese Communist Party seek to influence and coerce U.S. partners and allies in Asia? Why does it matter?
Understanding How China Chooses to Coerce and Influence US Partners and Allies
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