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Koreas Begin Land Mine Removal at Joint Security Area, Per Recent Military Agreement
October 01, 2018
Koreas Begin Land Mine Removal at Joint Security Area, Per Recent Military Agreement
The two sides have started implementing a recent military tension reduction agreement.
Koreas Begin Land Mine Removal at Joint Security Area, Per Recent Military Agreement
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs
October 01, 2018
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs
The latest U.S. FONOP testing Chinese maritime claims comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China bilateral tensions.
US Navy Destroyer Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation Near Gaven, Johnson Reefs
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: September 30, 2018 Edition
October 01, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 30, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 30, 2018 Edition
Reviewing the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit: Denuclearization, Military CBMs, and More
September 29, 2018
Reviewing the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit: Denuclearization, Military CBMs, and More
How long can Moon Jae-in keep the U.S.-North Korea diplomatic process on track?
Reviewing the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit: Denuclearization, Military CBMs, and More
Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
September 27, 2018
Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
Despite recent rumblings, the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement isn't going anywhere.
Afghan Chief Executive: US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement Here to Stay
Amid Growing Bilateral Tensions, China Denies US Port Call Request for Hong Kong
September 26, 2018
Amid Growing Bilateral Tensions, China Denies US Port Call Request for Hong Kong
The decision to deny a port call was announced a day after the U.S. approved a possible arms package for Taiwan.
Amid Growing Bilateral Tensions, China Denies US Port Call Request for Hong Kong
US Approves Possible Sale of Military Aviation Spare Parts for Taiwan
September 25, 2018
US Approves Possible Sale of Military Aviation Spare Parts for Taiwan
The decision marks the second defense materiel package for Taiwan under the Trump administration.
US Approves Possible Sale of Military Aviation Spare Parts for Taiwan
Maldives Voters Grant Decisive Victory to Opposition Candidate in Blow to Pro-China Leader
September 24, 2018
Maldives Voters Grant Decisive Victory to Opposition Candidate in Blow to Pro-China Leader
The result is a triumph for democracy in the Maldives, with a historic turnout of more than 85 percent.
Maldives Voters Grant Decisive Victory to Opposition Candidate in Blow to Pro-China Leader
A Productive Fifth Inter-Korean Summit, But Denuclearization Remains Distant
September 24, 2018
A Productive Fifth Inter-Korean Summit, But Denuclearization Remains Distant
Progress toward inter-Korean peace should be welcomed, but denuclearization is another thing entirely.
A Productive Fifth Inter-Korean Summit, But Denuclearization Remains Distant
US Nuclear Sub Returns to Port After Reactor Leak
September 23, 2018
US Nuclear Sub Returns to Port After Reactor Leak
USS Pittsburgh's onboard reactor suffered a minor moisture incident.
US Nuclear Sub Returns to Port After Reactor Leak
China Postpones Military-to-Military Talks With US After CAATSA Sanctions
September 23, 2018
China Postpones Military-to-Military Talks With US After CAATSA Sanctions
The U.S. decision to sanction Beijing has resulted in a setback to military-to-military dialogue.
China Postpones Military-to-Military Talks With US After CAATSA Sanctions
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: September 23, 2018 Edition
September 23, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 23, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 23, 2018 Edition
At Fifth Inter-Korean Summit, Koreas Announce Major Military-to-Military Agreements
September 19, 2018
At Fifth Inter-Korean Summit, Koreas Announce Major Military-to-Military Agreements
The two sides announced buffer zones in the land, sea, and air along their frontier to reduce tensions.
At Fifth Inter-Korean Summit, Koreas Announce Major Military-to-Military Agreements
What to Watch for at the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit
September 17, 2018
What to Watch for at the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit
Where do inter-Korean peace talks go from here?
What to Watch for at the Fifth Inter-Korean Summit
US Forces Korea Is About to See a Change in Command
September 17, 2018
US Forces Korea Is About to See a Change in Command
General Vincent K. Brooks is stepping down as the commander of U.S. Forces Korea.
US Forces Korea Is About to See a Change in Command
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: September 16, 2018 Edition
September 17, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 16, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 16, 2018 Edition
The New Nuclear Normal in North Korea?
September 17, 2018
The New Nuclear Normal in North Korea?
North Korea is beginning to lower the profile of nuclear weapons in its external signaling.
The New Nuclear Normal in North Korea?
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
September 15, 2018
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
Is China's Belt and Road Initiative running into growing pains?
Five Years Later: Reviewing China's Belt and Road Initiative
The Damage Is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
September 14, 2018
The Damage Is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
The president’s successor will need to offer a path forward that addresses our current self-serving American approach.
The Damage Is Done: Trump and the Asia-Pacific
A Second Trump-Kim Summit Looks Likelier Than Ever: Why That's Not a Surprise
September 11, 2018
A Second Trump-Kim Summit Looks Likelier Than Ever: Why That's Not a Surprise
The White House confirms that it is in the process of "coordinating" a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
A Second Trump-Kim Summit Looks Likelier Than Ever: Why That's Not a Surprise
Chinese Navy Frigates Trail Japanese Helicopter Destroyer in the South China Sea
September 10, 2018
Chinese Navy Frigates Trail Japanese Helicopter Destroyer in the South China Sea
The incident was caught on tape by a Japanese television network.
Chinese Navy Frigates Trail Japanese Helicopter Destroyer in the South China Sea
Making Sense of North Korea's Nuclear-Free Foundation Day Military Parade: First Takeaways
September 09, 2018
Making Sense of North Korea's Nuclear-Free Foundation Day Military Parade: First Takeaways
North Korea chose not to parade its nuclear-capable missiles. What does that say?
Making Sense of North Korea's Nuclear-Free Foundation Day Military Parade: First Takeaways
What the Recently Concluded US-India COMCASA Means
September 09, 2018
What the Recently Concluded US-India COMCASA Means
After years of negotiation, the two sides concluded a major communications agreement.
What the Recently Concluded US-India COMCASA Means
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: September 9, 2018 Edition
September 09, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 9, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: September 9, 2018 Edition
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