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Trump Receives New Letter From Kim Jong Un, White House Confirms
August 03, 2018
Trump Receives New Letter From Kim Jong Un, White House Confirms
The U.S. president expressed that he looks forward to meeting Kim again.
Trump Receives New Letter From Kim Jong Un, White House Confirms
Strategic Trade Authorization: A Fillip for India's 'Major Defense Partner' Status with the US
August 01, 2018
Strategic Trade Authorization: A Fillip for India's 'Major Defense Partner' Status with the US
The Trump administration's Indo-Pacific strategy keeps its eyes on India.
Strategic Trade Authorization: A Fillip for India's 'Major Defense Partner' Status with the US
Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
July 31, 2018
Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
Don't expect a quantitative rout of the Belt and Road from the United States.
Pompeo's Indo-Pacific Speech: Geoeconomics on a Shoestring
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 29, 2018 Edition
July 31, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 29, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 29, 2018 Edition
Why the US Needs to Smarten Up to Keep Its Edge on China
July 31, 2018
Why the US Needs to Smarten Up to Keep Its Edge on China
Despite the FBI chief’s recent warning about Chinese espionage, the U.S. government’s reaction could prove counterproductive.
Why the US Needs to Smarten Up to Keep Its Edge on China
US Intelligence: North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs
July 31, 2018
US Intelligence: North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs
North Korean production of at least one Hwasong-15 ICBM has been detected by U.S. intelligence agencies.
US Intelligence: North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
July 26, 2018
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
A senior U.S. State Department official visited Doha to seek out talks with the Taliban.
US Seeks New Talks With Taliban in an Attempt to Explore Afghan Peace
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Visits Bhutan in First High-Level Interaction Since the 2017 Doklam Standoff
July 26, 2018
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Visits Bhutan in First High-Level Interaction Since the 2017 Doklam Standoff
China's vice foreign minister made a rare trip to Bhutan to discuss the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Visits Bhutan in First High-Level Interaction Since the 2017 Doklam Standoff
US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’
July 25, 2018
US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’
North Korea's dismantlement of a missile engine test stand has begun, but is easily reversible, U.S. intelligence finds.
US Intelligence: North Korean Engine Dismantlement at Sohae Reversible ‘Within Months’
Understanding India's Place in Asia's Shifting Geoeconomic Order
July 24, 2018
Understanding India's Place in Asia's Shifting Geoeconomic Order
James Crabtree joins to discuss India's 'Bollygarchs', trade policy, the Belt and Road Initiative, and much more.
Understanding India's Place in Asia's Shifting Geoeconomic Order
Making Sense of North Korea's New Dismantlement Activity at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station
July 24, 2018
Making Sense of North Korea's New Dismantlement Activity at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station
What can be said about North Korea following through with a seeming concession out of the Singapore summit?
Making Sense of North Korea's New Dismantlement Activity at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station
The Stakes in Pakistan's Election: Civil-Military Relations and Beyond
July 24, 2018
The Stakes in Pakistan's Election: Civil-Military Relations and Beyond
Pakistanis gear up for a high-stakes election on Wednesday.
The Stakes in Pakistan's Election: Civil-Military Relations and Beyond
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 22, 2018 Edition
July 23, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 22, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 22, 2018 Edition
Democracy and Geopolitics in Southeast Asia
July 21, 2018
Democracy and Geopolitics in Southeast Asia
Reexamining Indonesia's local elections and looking ahead at Cambodia and Thailand.
Democracy and Geopolitics in Southeast Asia
When Will Kim Jong Un Meet Vladimir Putin?
July 19, 2018
When Will Kim Jong Un Meet Vladimir Putin?
Russia's ambassador to North Korea suggests that a summit is upcoming.
When Will Kim Jong Un Meet Vladimir Putin?
Even After the Singapore Summit, Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula Might Be a Pipe Dream
July 19, 2018
Even After the Singapore Summit, Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula Might Be a Pipe Dream
North Korea will not give up its nuclear weapons. Successful U.S. diplomacy hinges on that realization.
Even After the Singapore Summit, Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula Might Be a Pipe Dream
China to Gift Hydrographic and Surveillance Vessel to Fiji
July 18, 2018
China to Gift Hydrographic and Surveillance Vessel to Fiji
The transfer marks growing ties between Beijing and Suva.
China to Gift Hydrographic and Surveillance Vessel to Fiji
Largest Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Japan, EU Conclude Bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement
July 18, 2018
Largest Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Japan, EU Conclude Bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement
The agreement will see nearly all tariffs on goods traded between the two sides lifted.
Largest Bilateral Free Trade Agreement: Japan, EU Conclude Bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement
Will Japan's Aegis Ashore Radar Choice Elicit China's Wrath?
July 17, 2018
Will Japan's Aegis Ashore Radar Choice Elicit China's Wrath?
Japan's choice of a radar to go with its Aegis Ashore battery will be closely scrutinized in China.
Will Japan's Aegis Ashore Radar Choice Elicit China's Wrath?
India Makes Moves at Indonesia's Strategic Sabang Port
July 17, 2018
India Makes Moves at Indonesia's Strategic Sabang Port
The Indian Navy's "Act East" initiative begins at Sabang.
India Makes Moves at Indonesia's Strategic Sabang Port
India to Press on With Purchase of Russian S-400 Surface-to-Air Missile System
July 16, 2018
India to Press on With Purchase of Russian S-400 Surface-to-Air Missile System
New Delhi has notified the United States of its intention to proceed with the sale.
India to Press on With Purchase of Russian S-400 Surface-to-Air Missile System
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 15, 2018 Edition
July 16, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 15, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 15, 2018 Edition
Chinese Navy Surveillance Vessel Observes RIMPAC 2018 Exercises
July 14, 2018
Chinese Navy Surveillance Vessel Observes RIMPAC 2018 Exercises
Once again, China has sent a Type 815 AGI to observe RIMPAC.
Chinese Navy Surveillance Vessel Observes RIMPAC 2018 Exercises
North Korea's Diplomatic No Show Amplifies Post-Singapore Diplomatic Tensions
July 13, 2018
North Korea's Diplomatic No Show Amplifies Post-Singapore Diplomatic Tensions
The no-show is a well-worn North Korean negotiating tactic, but this time, it highlights growing discord in talks.
North Korea's Diplomatic No Show Amplifies Post-Singapore Diplomatic Tensions
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