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Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: November 12, 2017 Edition
November 13, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 12, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 12, 2017 Edition
US, Japan, India, and Australia Hold Working-Level Quadrilateral Meeting on Regional Cooperation
November 13, 2017
US, Japan, India, and Australia Hold Working-Level Quadrilateral Meeting on Regional Cooperation
The 'Quad' is back.
US, Japan, India, and Australia Hold Working-Level Quadrilateral Meeting on Regional Cooperation
China and South Korea: Examining the Resolution of the THAAD Impasse
November 13, 2017
China and South Korea: Examining the Resolution of the THAAD Impasse
THAAD will remain in South Korea, but Beijing secures important assurances from Seoul.
China and South Korea: Examining the Resolution of the THAAD Impasse
Trump's Trip to China: Poor Optics and Missed Opportunities
November 10, 2017
Trump's Trip to China: Poor Optics and Missed Opportunities
Trump's visit merely papered over the cracks of the huge issues dividing the two superpowers.
Trump's Trip to China: Poor Optics and Missed Opportunities
Muddling on With Pyongyang: Trump's South Korea Trip and a Return to Equilibrium
November 09, 2017
Muddling on With Pyongyang: Trump's South Korea Trip and a Return to Equilibrium
The Trump administration makes North Korea an old and stale offer — that'll do for now.
Muddling on With Pyongyang: Trump's South Korea Trip and a Return to Equilibrium
Tracking Trump's First Trip to Asia, Part 1: Japan and South Korea
November 09, 2017
Tracking Trump's First Trip to Asia, Part 1: Japan and South Korea
How did Trump's first-ever presidential trip to U.S. allies Japan and South Korea go?
Tracking Trump's First Trip to Asia, Part 1: Japan and South Korea
The Trump White House Seeks an Additional $4 Billion for Missile Defense in Fiscal Year 2018
November 07, 2017
The Trump White House Seeks an Additional $4 Billion for Missile Defense in Fiscal Year 2018
A new budget amendment for the U.S. Department of Defense seeks to up missile defense amid a growing North Korean threat.
The Trump White House Seeks an Additional $4 Billion for Missile Defense in Fiscal Year 2018
What China Gains With Its Détente With South Korea Over THAAD
November 07, 2017
What China Gains With Its Détente With South Korea Over THAAD
Why China doesn't necessarily "lose" by tolerating the U.S. THAAD deployment on the Peninsula.
What China Gains With Its Détente With South Korea Over THAAD
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: November 5, 2017 Edition
November 06, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 5, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: November 5, 2017 Edition
Trump Wonders Why Japan Didn't Shoot Down North Korea's IRBM Launches
November 06, 2017
Trump Wonders Why Japan Didn't Shoot Down North Korea's IRBM Launches
There are a number of good reasons why Japan has decided it won't shoot down North Korean launches over its territory.
Trump Wonders Why Japan Didn't Shoot Down North Korea's IRBM Launches
Trump Shifts Course, Will Attend East Asia Summit in Manila
November 06, 2017
Trump Shifts Course, Will Attend East Asia Summit in Manila
Trump decides to attend the entirety of the EAS after conversations with "fellow leaders."
Trump Shifts Course, Will Attend East Asia Summit in Manila
The Costs of Trump's East Asia Summit No-Show
November 05, 2017
The Costs of Trump's East Asia Summit No-Show
Why Trump’s no-show at the East Asia Summit is a massive own goal.
The Costs of Trump's East Asia Summit No-Show
ASEAN Defense Collaboration and ASEAN's Relations With North Korea
November 03, 2017
ASEAN Defense Collaboration and ASEAN's Relations With North Korea
What did the recent meeting of ASEAN defense ministers accomplish?
ASEAN Defense Collaboration and ASEAN's Relations With North Korea
Welcome to the Xi Jinping Show: Chinese Foreign Policy After the 19th Party Congress
November 03, 2017
Welcome to the Xi Jinping Show: Chinese Foreign Policy After the 19th Party Congress
China's foreign policy can be expected to remain assertive as it grows increasingly ambitious under Xi Jinping.
Welcome to the Xi Jinping Show: Chinese Foreign Policy After the 19th Party Congress
The CIA's Newly Released Osama Bin Laden Files and the Iran Angle
November 02, 2017
The CIA's Newly Released Osama Bin Laden Files and the Iran Angle
Was the bulk release of Osama Bin Laden's Abbottabad data trove an act of transparency or something else?
The CIA's Newly Released Osama Bin Laden Files and the Iran Angle
Estimate Says Sustaining and Modernizing US Nuclear Triad to Cost $1.2 Trillion Over 30 Years
November 01, 2017
Estimate Says Sustaining and Modernizing US Nuclear Triad to Cost $1.2 Trillion Over 30 Years
Whatever the Trump Nuclear Posture Review decides, overhauling U.S. nuclear forces will be expensive.
Estimate Says Sustaining and Modernizing US Nuclear Triad to Cost $1.2 Trillion Over 30 Years
All's Well THAAD Ends Well? What the China-South Korea Détente Means
November 01, 2017
All's Well THAAD Ends Well? What the China-South Korea Détente Means
With their leaders set to meet in November, South Korea and China may be due for a thaw in their bilateral relations.
All's Well THAAD Ends Well? What the China-South Korea Détente Means
India, Japan Begin Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Arabian Sea
October 31, 2017
India, Japan Begin Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Arabian Sea
The exercise is the second major anti-submarine warfare exercise between the two sides in 2017.
India, Japan Begin Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise in Arabian Sea
First Indian Wheat Shipment Leaves for Afghanistan Via Iran's Strategic Chabahar Port
October 30, 2017
First Indian Wheat Shipment Leaves for Afghanistan Via Iran's Strategic Chabahar Port
The shipment is the first of six and represents the activation of a long-discussed trade route.
First Indian Wheat Shipment Leaves for Afghanistan Via Iran's Strategic Chabahar Port
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: October 29, 2017 Edition
October 30, 2017
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 29, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: October 29, 2017 Edition
What 3 US Supercarriers in the Asia-Pacific Means for North Korea
October 30, 2017
What 3 US Supercarriers in the Asia-Pacific Means for North Korea
Three carriers in the 7th Fleet's area of operations is rare, but not unprecedented.
What 3 US Supercarriers in the Asia-Pacific Means for North Korea
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
October 30, 2017
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
The reshuffled Japanese cabinet from August 2017 will remain in place following the LDP's general election showing.
With New General Election Mandate, Japan's Abe to Retain Cabinet
North Korea Has Tested a New Solid-Fuel Missile Engine
October 25, 2017
North Korea Has Tested a New Solid-Fuel Missile Engine
North Korean scientists tested a new solid fuel engine on October 2017. What system is it destined for?
North Korea Has Tested a New Solid-Fuel Missile Engine
Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
October 24, 2017
Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
The U.S. secretary of state stopped in for an unannounced visit.
Tillerson Discusses Security and Strategy in Afghanistan on Short Stopover
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