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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 Drivers and Consequences of Vietnam’s January 2023 Political Shake-Up
January 27, 2023

The Drivers and Consequences of Vietnam’s January 2023 Political Shake-Up

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Will Vietnam's political tumult have any geopolitical ramifications?

A New Defense Era: Japan’s 2022 National Security Strategy
January 06, 2023

A New Defense Era: Japan’s 2022 National Security Strategy

By Catherine Putz and Ankit Panda
Japan has set out on its most ambitious defense build-up program since the end of World War II.
Asian Geopolitics in 2022: A Retrospective
December 28, 2022

Asian Geopolitics in 2022: A Retrospective

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What trends and events shaped the region in 2022?

China’s Late-2022 Protests: ‘Zero-Covid’ At the Breaking Point?
December 03, 2022

China’s Late-2022 Protests: ‘Zero-Covid’ At the Breaking Point?

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What's driving China's late-2022 protests?

The G20, APEC, and ASEAN Summits: Taking Stock of November 2022 Diplomacy in Asia
November 22, 2022

The G20, APEC, and ASEAN Summits: Taking Stock of November 2022 Diplomacy in Asia

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What transpired at various summits in Asia this month?

What’s Driving Inter-Korean Tensions in Autumn 2022?
November 10, 2022

What’s Driving Inter-Korean Tensions in Autumn 2022?

By Catherine Putz and Ankit Panda
Weeks of tensions on the Korean Peninsula have led to unprecedented shows of force from Pyongyang. What's behind the saber-rattling?

It’s Xi’s China: Takeaways From the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th Party Congress
October 25, 2022

It’s Xi’s China: Takeaways From the Chinese Communist Party’s 20th Party Congress

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Xi Jinping has consolidated power and a third term as China’s leader. What are the ramifications?
The Biden Administration’s National Security Strategy and Asia
October 19, 2022

The Biden Administration’s National Security Strategy and Asia

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
How does the Biden administration’s National Security Strategy see Asia?

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?

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