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Ankit Panda is an editor at The Diplomat. He writes on security, politics, economics, and culture.

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We Don't Have a Korean Peninsula Denuclearization 'Breakthrough' Just Yet
March 07, 2018
We Don't Have a Korean Peninsula Denuclearization 'Breakthrough' Just Yet
North Korea has to say what it's willing to do. It's not enough for South Korea to speak on Pyongyang's behalf.
We Don't Have a Korean Peninsula Denuclearization 'Breakthrough' Just Yet
US, South Korea to Negotiate Alliance Cost-Sharing
March 06, 2018
US, South Korea to Negotiate Alliance Cost-Sharing
The talks for a new SMA come at a sensitive time for the alliance.
US, South Korea to Negotiate Alliance Cost-Sharing
What China's Elimination of Presidential Term Limits Does and Doesn't Mean
March 06, 2018
What China's Elimination of Presidential Term Limits Does and Doesn't Mean
The Diplomat's Shannon Tiezzi joins Ankit Panda to discuss developments in Chinese politics.
What China's Elimination of Presidential Term Limits Does and Doesn't Mean
India, Vietnam Tout International Law, Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea
March 05, 2018
India, Vietnam Tout International Law, Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea
The two countries continue their convergence over the South China Sea.
India, Vietnam Tout International Law, Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: March 4, 2018 Edition
March 04, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 4, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: March 4, 2018 Edition
China and the United States Worry About Each Other Missile Defense Intentions. So Why Not Talk?
March 04, 2018
China and the United States Worry About Each Other Missile Defense Intentions. So Why Not Talk?
China worries U.S. missile defenses will take out its strategic deterrent. The U.S. worries about antisatellite capabilities.
China and the United States Worry About Each Other Missile Defense Intentions. So Why Not Talk?
What Putin's Exotic New Nuclear Delivery Methods Are Really About
March 03, 2018
What Putin's Exotic New Nuclear Delivery Methods Are Really About
Why did Vladimir Putin show the world the nuclear aces up his sleeve?
What Putin's Exotic New Nuclear Delivery Methods Are Really About
Chinese Fighter Violates South Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone
February 28, 2018
Chinese Fighter Violates South Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone
The Chinese fighter traveled to the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula over the Sea of Japan.
Chinese Fighter Violates South Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone
Indian Ocean Update: The Crisis in the Maldives and India's Play at Duqm
February 28, 2018
Indian Ocean Update: The Crisis in the Maldives and India's Play at Duqm
The Diplomat's editors discuss Indian Ocean geopolitics, including the Maldives crisis and the significance of Duqm.
Indian Ocean Update: The Crisis in the Maldives and India's Play at Duqm
Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
February 27, 2018
Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
Did the Chinese president need to remove term limits to exercise power and influence over the party?
Welcome to Xi Jinping's New Era
India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Ship-Launched Ballistic Missile
February 25, 2018
India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Ship-Launched Ballistic Missile
The Dhanush continues to see testing.
India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Ship-Launched Ballistic Missile
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: February 25, 2018 Edition
February 25, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 25, 2018 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 25, 2018 Edition
Trump Open to Joint Freedom of Navigation Operations With Australia
February 25, 2018
Trump Open to Joint Freedom of Navigation Operations With Australia
The U.S. president said he "would love" to see Australia join the U.S. Navy in the South China Sea.
Trump Open to Joint Freedom of Navigation Operations With Australia
South China Sea Update: The Philippine-China Tick-Tock and the Royal Navy's Interest in Freedom of Navigation
February 23, 2018
South China Sea Update: The Philippine-China Tick-Tock and the Royal Navy's Interest in Freedom of Navigation
Where do Rodrigo Duterte and China go next in the South China Sea?
South China Sea Update: The Philippine-China Tick-Tock and the Royal Navy's Interest in Freedom of Navigation
Afghan Ministry of Defense Announces Creation of New 36,000-Strong Militia Force
February 23, 2018
Afghan Ministry of Defense Announces Creation of New 36,000-Strong Militia Force
The new force is framed as a cost-effective way to exercise control over fragile territory.
Afghan Ministry of Defense Announces Creation of New 36,000-Strong Militia Force
Trump Administration Announces 'Largest North Korea-Related Sanctions Tranche', Focused on Disrupting Illicit Shipping
February 23, 2018
Trump Administration Announces 'Largest North Korea-Related Sanctions Tranche', Focused on Disrupting Illicit Shipping
The U.S. "maximum pressure" campaign continues with additional sanctions measures.
Trump Administration Announces 'Largest North Korea-Related Sanctions Tranche', Focused on Disrupting Illicit Shipping
What's a Recent Chinese Naval Deployment to the Eastern Indian Ocean About?
February 22, 2018
What's a Recent Chinese Naval Deployment to the Eastern Indian Ocean About?
What should be made of an exercise by Chinese naval vessels in the Indian Ocean amid a crisis in the Maldives?
What's a Recent Chinese Naval Deployment to the Eastern Indian Ocean About?
Revealed: The Details of China's Latest Hit-To-Kill Interceptor Test
February 21, 2018
Revealed: The Details of China's Latest Hit-To-Kill Interceptor Test
The DN-3 is back in action.
Revealed: The Details of China's Latest Hit-To-Kill Interceptor Test
A Nuclear Angle to the 2014 PNS <em>Zulfiquar</em> Attack?
February 20, 2018
A Nuclear Angle to the 2014 PNS Zulfiquar Attack?
Was a nuclear weapon really on PNS Zulfiquar when al-Qaeda terrorists tried to seize control of the ship?
A Nuclear Angle to the 2014 PNS Zulfiquar Attack?
Play <em>The Diplomat’s Quiz</em>: February 18, 2017 Edition
February 20, 2018
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 18, 2017 Edition
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
Play The Diplomat’s Quiz: February 18, 2017 Edition
Duterte: China's South China Sea Installations Aimed at the United States, Not the Philippines
February 20, 2018
Duterte: China's South China Sea Installations Aimed at the United States, Not the Philippines
The Philippine president made clear that he does not view China's South China Sea installations as a direct threat.
Duterte: China's South China Sea Installations Aimed at the United States, Not the Philippines
Three Years After Declaring Neutrality in Yemen Conflict, Pakistan to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia
February 20, 2018
Three Years After Declaring Neutrality in Yemen Conflict, Pakistan to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia
The Pakistani Army's announcement caught the legislature off-guard.
Three Years After Declaring Neutrality in Yemen Conflict, Pakistan to Send Troops to Saudi Arabia
Inter-Korean Rapprochement in Early 2018: Geopolitical Implications and Alliance Dynamics
February 16, 2018
Inter-Korean Rapprochement in Early 2018: Geopolitical Implications and Alliance Dynamics
What are the geopolitical implications of inter-Korean rapprochement in early 2018?
Inter-Korean Rapprochement in Early 2018: Geopolitical Implications and Alliance Dynamics
The British Royal Navy Will Send a Frigate to the South China Sea
February 15, 2018
The British Royal Navy Will Send a Frigate to the South China Sea
A Royal Navy frigate will transit the South China Sea to spotlight freedom of navigation.
The British Royal Navy Will Send a Frigate to the South China Sea
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