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India and China Reduce the Temperature Ahead of High-Level Meetings
April 12, 2018
India and China Reduce the Temperature Ahead of High-Level Meetings
The complex relationship between New Delhi and Beijing is returning to its pre-Doklam equilibrium.
India and China Reduce the Temperature Ahead of High-Level Meetings
US Carrier Conducts Air Wing Sortie Drills in South China Sea
April 11, 2018
US Carrier Conducts Air Wing Sortie Drills in South China Sea
A U.S. carrier strike group showed off its ability to rapidly launch fighters in the South China Sea.
US Carrier Conducts Air Wing Sortie Drills in South China Sea
Amid a Brewing Trade War, Xi Jinping Addresses the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia: First Takeaways
April 10, 2018
Amid a Brewing Trade War, Xi Jinping Addresses the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia: First Takeaways
The Chinese president sought to indirectly address concerns in Washington, but his assurances likely won't be sufficient.
Amid a Brewing Trade War, Xi Jinping Addresses the 2018 Boao Forum for Asia: First Takeaways
A Southern Pacific Base for the Chinese Navy in Vanuatu?
April 10, 2018
A Southern Pacific Base for the Chinese Navy in Vanuatu?
Is China pursuing a naval installation at Vanuatu?
A Southern Pacific Base for the Chinese Navy in Vanuatu?
South China Sea: China Deploys Jamming Equipment
April 10, 2018
South China Sea: China Deploys Jamming Equipment
New imagery shows a suspected deployment of electronic warfare equipment to the Spratlys.
South China Sea: China Deploys Jamming Equipment
Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
April 10, 2018
Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
China is developing a nuclear-capable air-launched ballistic missile, likely based off the DF-21.
Revealed: China's Nuclear-Capable Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
April 09, 2018
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
Japan activates its equivalent of a marine unit for the first time since World War II.
Japan Activates Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 8, 2018 Edition
April 09, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 8, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 8, 2018 Edition
US Confirms North Korea Willing to Discuss 'Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'. What Now?
April 09, 2018
US Confirms North Korea Willing to Discuss 'Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'. What Now?
The path ahead with North Korea remains uncertain—even following assurances of "denuclearization" talks.
US Confirms North Korea Willing to Discuss 'Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'. What Now?
US Conducts First Successful THAAD-Patriot Communications Test
April 07, 2018
US Conducts First Successful THAAD-Patriot Communications Test
The test is the first step toward greater interoperability between the two missile defense platforms.
US Conducts First Successful THAAD-Patriot Communications Test
Japan to Study Feasibility of New Long-Range Radar Site in Western Pacific
April 04, 2018
Japan to Study Feasibility of New Long-Range Radar Site in Western Pacific
Interest in the radar is spurred by increasing Chinese military activity in the western Pacific Ocean.
Japan to Study Feasibility of New Long-Range Radar Site in Western Pacific
Trump's Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs Clarity
April 04, 2018
Trump's Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs Clarity
There's much continuity at the core of the Trump administration's Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy, but what's next?
Trump's Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy Needs Clarity
Russia Conducts New Test of 'Nudol' Anti-Satellite System
April 02, 2018
Russia Conducts New Test of 'Nudol' Anti-Satellite System
Russia's Nudol system has been successfully tested from a transporter-erector-launcher for the first time.
Russia Conducts New Test of 'Nudol' Anti-Satellite System
Pakistan Conducts Second Test of Babur-3 Nuclear-Capable Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile
April 01, 2018
Pakistan Conducts Second Test of Babur-3 Nuclear-Capable Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile
The Babur-3 continues to see development as Pakistan pursues a sea-based deterrent.
Pakistan Conducts Second Test of Babur-3 Nuclear-Capable Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: April 1, 2018 Edition
April 01, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 1, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: April 1, 2018 Edition
Xi Jinping Takes Center Stage Ahead of Korean Peninsula Denuclearization Diplomacy
April 01, 2018
Xi Jinping Takes Center Stage Ahead of Korean Peninsula Denuclearization Diplomacy
The Chinese president’s meeting with Kim Jong-un shows he is still a key player in Korean Peninsula diplomacy.
Xi Jinping Takes Center Stage Ahead of Korean Peninsula Denuclearization Diplomacy
Coming to Foal Eagle 2018: US Marine Corps' Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group
March 30, 2018
Coming to Foal Eagle 2018: US Marine Corps' Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group
There won't be a carrier at this year's Foal Eagle exercise, but there will be an immensely well-equipped U.S. Navy Expeditionary Strike Group.
Coming to Foal Eagle 2018: US Marine Corps' Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group
South Korea's Navy Leans Toward France's <em>Barracuda</em>-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
March 30, 2018
South Korea's Navy Leans Toward France's Barracuda-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
A report commissioned by the South Korean Navy finds the French SSN attractive.
South Korea's Navy Leans Toward France's Barracuda-class Nuclear Attack Submarine
What Trump's Team Need to Know About the Kim-Xi Meeting in Beijing
March 29, 2018
What Trump's Team Need to Know About the Kim-Xi Meeting in Beijing
Xi Jinping is poised to take control of the burgeoning "denuclearization" diplomacy in Northeast Asia.
What Trump's Team Need to Know About the Kim-Xi Meeting in Beijing
Confirmed: Kim Jong-un Visited China for the First Time Since Becoming North Korea's Leader
March 28, 2018
Confirmed: Kim Jong-un Visited China for the First Time Since Becoming North Korea's Leader
Chinese President Xi Jinping received Kim Jong-un in Beijing in what is the reclusive leader's first trip abroad since 2011.
Confirmed: Kim Jong-un Visited China for the First Time Since Becoming North Korea's Leader
Australia Orders Expulsion of 2 Russian Diplomats Over UK Nerve Agent Assassination Attempt
March 27, 2018
Australia Orders Expulsion of 2 Russian Diplomats Over UK Nerve Agent Assassination Attempt
Australia joins 18 other countries in retaliating against Russia.
Australia Orders Expulsion of 2 Russian Diplomats Over UK Nerve Agent Assassination Attempt
A Mysterious North Korean Delegation Has Arrived in Beijing: Who's Visiting?
March 27, 2018
A Mysterious North Korean Delegation Has Arrived in Beijing: Who's Visiting?
Is this Kim Jong-un's first overseas trip since becoming North Korea's leader—or something else?
A Mysterious North Korean Delegation Has Arrived in Beijing: Who's Visiting?
China Acknowledges Transfer of Ballistic Missile Optical Tracking System to Pakistan
March 25, 2018
China Acknowledges Transfer of Ballistic Missile Optical Tracking System to Pakistan
The transferred technology gives Pakistani missile engineers better insight into flight tests involving multiple warheads.
China Acknowledges Transfer of Ballistic Missile Optical Tracking System to Pakistan
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: March 25, 2018 Edition
March 25, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 25, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 25, 2018 Edition
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