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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
Exclusive: Revealing Kangson, North Korea's First Covert Uranium Enrichment Site
July 13, 2018
Exclusive: Revealing Kangson, North Korea's First Covert Uranium Enrichment Site
For more than a decade, North Korea has operated a uranium enrichment site just outside Pyongyang.
Exclusive: Revealing Kangson, North Korea's First Covert Uranium Enrichment Site
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
July 12, 2018
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
What's driving South Korean thinking about the future of Asia?
Assessing South Korea's Role as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power
Pakistani Military to Deploy Some 370,000 Troops During July 2018 Elections
July 12, 2018
Pakistani Military to Deploy Some 370,000 Troops During July 2018 Elections
The Pakistani military will monitor the country's upcoming general elections closely.
Pakistani Military to Deploy Some 370,000 Troops During July 2018 Elections
The One Weird Trick to Successful Negotiations With North Korea in 2018
July 10, 2018
The One Weird Trick to Successful Negotiations With North Korea in 2018
Leave unilateral disarmament at the door, North Korea tells the United States.
The One Weird Trick to Successful Negotiations With North Korea in 2018
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 8, 2018 Edition
July 09, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 8, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 8, 2018 Edition
2 US Navy Warships Transit Taiwan Strait
July 09, 2018
2 US Navy Warships Transit Taiwan Strait
U.S. guided missile destroyers pass through the Taiwan Strait.
2 US Navy Warships Transit Taiwan Strait
Japan to Dispatch <em>Izumo</em>-class Carrier to South China Sea, Indian Ocean
July 04, 2018
Japan to Dispatch Izumo-class Carrier to South China Sea, Indian Ocean
2018 will become the second consecutive year for a Japanese Izumo-class deployment to the Indian Ocean.
Japan to Dispatch Izumo-class Carrier to South China Sea, Indian Ocean
Former PACOM Commander Harry Harris Takes Up Post as US Ambassador to South Korea
July 01, 2018
Former PACOM Commander Harry Harris Takes Up Post as US Ambassador to South Korea
Harris fills a critical ambassadorial appointment after 17 months of vacancy.
Former PACOM Commander Harry Harris Takes Up Post as US Ambassador to South Korea
A Difficult Trajectory Ahead for US-China Military-to-Military Ties
July 01, 2018
A Difficult Trajectory Ahead for US-China Military-to-Military Ties
Mattis' first trip to China did little to soothe growing military-to-military tensions in the relationship.
A Difficult Trajectory Ahead for US-China Military-to-Military Ties
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: July 1, 2018 Edition
July 01, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 1, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: July 1, 2018 Edition
Exclusive: North Korea Has Continued Ballistic Missile Launcher Production in 2018, Per US Intelligence
June 30, 2018
Exclusive: North Korea Has Continued Ballistic Missile Launcher Production in 2018, Per US Intelligence
Amid ongoing diplomacy with South Korea and the United States, North Korea has continued to produce launchers.
Exclusive: North Korea Has Continued Ballistic Missile Launcher Production in 2018, Per US Intelligence
The Geopolitical Significance of Anti-China Protests in Vietnam
June 26, 2018
The Geopolitical Significance of Anti-China Protests in Vietnam
What do recent anti-China protests reveal and not reveal about the nature of Chinese overseas investment in Asian countries?
The Geopolitical Significance of Anti-China Protests in Vietnam
South Korea Opts for P-8 Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft in $1.7 Billion Deal
June 26, 2018
South Korea Opts for P-8 Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft in $1.7 Billion Deal
The P-8s will replace South Korea's aging fleet of P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft.
South Korea Opts for P-8 Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft in $1.7 Billion Deal
What Will It Take for the PLAN to Come Back to RIMPAC?
June 25, 2018
What Will It Take for the PLAN to Come Back to RIMPAC?
A lot, if you ask the U.S. Senate.
What Will It Take for the PLAN to Come Back to RIMPAC?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 24, 2018 Edition
June 23, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 24, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 24, 2018 Edition
US, South Korea Indefinitely Suspend Marine Exchange Exercises
June 23, 2018
US, South Korea Indefinitely Suspend Marine Exchange Exercises
The suspension follows the cancellation of this year's Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises.
US, South Korea Indefinitely Suspend Marine Exchange Exercises
Mattis to Visit China, Japan, and South Korea With South China Sea, North Korea in Mind
June 23, 2018
Mattis to Visit China, Japan, and South Korea With South China Sea, North Korea in Mind
The trip will be Mattis' first to China as U.S. secretary of defense.
Mattis to Visit China, Japan, and South Korea With South China Sea, North Korea in Mind
Kim Jong Un to Make Third Trip to China, One Week After Singapore Summit With Trump
June 19, 2018
Kim Jong Un to Make Third Trip to China, One Week After Singapore Summit With Trump
The North Korea leader will likely brief Chinese President Xi Jinping on the outcomes of the June 12 summit in Singapore.
Kim Jong Un to Make Third Trip to China, One Week After Singapore Summit With Trump
US Navy Chief: Missile Defense Patrols Impose Serious Restrictions
June 19, 2018
US Navy Chief: Missile Defense Patrols Impose Serious Restrictions
The opportunity costs of ballistic missile defense patrols are too great, U.S. chief of naval operations says.
US Navy Chief: Missile Defense Patrols Impose Serious Restrictions
US, South Korea Announce Suspension of 2018 Ulchi-Freedom Guardian Military Exercise
June 19, 2018
US, South Korea Announce Suspension of 2018 Ulchi-Freedom Guardian Military Exercise
Ulchi-Freedom Guardian 2018 will be suspend amid an effort to sustain diplomatic momentum with North Korea.
US, South Korea Announce Suspension of 2018 Ulchi-Freedom Guardian Military Exercise
No, North Korea Hasn't Blown Up Missile 'Launch Sites' After the June 12 Summit
June 18, 2018
No, North Korea Hasn't Blown Up Missile 'Launch Sites' After the June 12 Summit
Trump continues to fabricate North Korean concessions following his summit with Kim Jong Un.
No, North Korea Hasn't Blown Up Missile 'Launch Sites' After the June 12 Summit
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: June 17, 2018 Edition
June 18, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 17, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: June 17, 2018 Edition
Trump Asked Kim Jong Un to Dismantle a 'Missile Engine Testing Site'. What Did He Mean?
June 14, 2018
Trump Asked Kim Jong Un to Dismantle a 'Missile Engine Testing Site'. What Did He Mean?
Trump announced an unexpected—and highly specific—concession out of the Singapore summit.
Trump Asked Kim Jong Un to Dismantle a 'Missile Engine Testing Site'. What Did He Mean?
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