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Asia Geopolitics

A weekly discussion of the geopolitical implications of current events in the Asia-Pacific, hosted by Ankit Panda from The Diplomat, with regular guests.

The Most Important Shanghai Cooperation Summit Ever?
September 23, 2022

The Most Important Shanghai Cooperation Summit Ever?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The SCO meets at a time of geopolitical flux in the Asian heartland. What’s the significance?

North Korea’s Updated Nuclear Law Points At a Dangerous Nuclear Future
September 19, 2022

North Korea’s Updated Nuclear Law Points At a Dangerous Nuclear Future

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Kim Jong Un says that as long as nuclear weapons exist, North Korea will have them.
Pakistan’s Flooding Underscores Climate Risks in South Asia
August 31, 2022

Pakistan’s Flooding Underscores Climate Risks in South Asia

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Devastating floods have placed a third of the country underwater, underscoring significant climate risks in South Asia.

A Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis or an Inflection Point for the Status Quo?
August 17, 2022

A Fourth Taiwan Strait Crisis or an Inflection Point for the Status Quo?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What do the events of early August 2022 in the Taiwan Strait portend for the future of the Asia-Pacific?

No End in Sight: 18 Months of Military Rule in Myanmar
July 27, 2022

No End in Sight: 18 Months of Military Rule in Myanmar

By Ankit Panda
What is the state of Myanmar’s complex internal insurgency and how has the international response evolved since the January 2021 coup?

Abe Shinzo’s Enduring Legacy on Geopolitics in Asia
July 19, 2022

Abe Shinzo’s Enduring Legacy on Geopolitics in Asia

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Japan’s longest-serving post-war prime minister left a long list of achievements with geopolitical significance.

NATO’s Madrid Summit and the Interlinkages Between European and Asian Security
June 29, 2022

NATO’s Madrid Summit and the Interlinkages Between European and Asian Security

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Why are the leaders of Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and Japan heading to a NATO summit?
Takeaways From the 2022 Shangri-La Dialogue
June 15, 2022

Takeaways From the 2022 Shangri-La Dialogue

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The Shangri-La Dialogue returned to convene for the first time since 2019 this year. What was on the agenda?

What Is the Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework About?
June 01, 2022

What Is the Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework About?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Don't call the IPEF a free trade agreement.

The Geopolitical Consequences of China’s Solomon Islands Pact
May 18, 2022

The Geopolitical Consequences of China’s Solomon Islands Pact

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What is Beijing up to in the Southern Pacific?

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Lessons for Taiwan
April 29, 2022

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Lessons for Taiwan

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has limited relevance for understanding the risks of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.
Continuity and Change in Pakistani Politics: The End of Imran Khan and What’s Next
April 16, 2022

Continuity and Change in Pakistani Politics: The End of Imran Khan and What’s Next

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What does the future hold for Pakistan?

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