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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.

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?
North Korea Returns to ICBM Testing
March 26, 2022

North Korea Returns to ICBM Testing

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw his first full-scale ICBM test since November 2017.

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Geopolitical Ripples in Asia
March 10, 2022

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Geopolitical Ripples in Asia

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had wide-ranging effects across the Indo-Pacific. The hosts discuss the consequences.

The Biden Administration Releases an Indo-Pacific Strategy: Reading Between the Lines
February 18, 2022

The Biden Administration Releases an Indo-Pacific Strategy: Reading Between the Lines

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What does the Biden administration seek in the Indo-Pacific?

Elusive Balances: Shaping US Southeast Asia Strategy
February 12, 2022

Elusive Balances: Shaping US Southeast Asia Strategy

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
How has U.S. commitment to Southeast Asia changed over time? What do Southeast Asian states want from the United States?

North Korea Picks Up the Pace on Missile Tests
January 29, 2022

North Korea Picks Up the Pace on Missile Tests

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda
Why is North Korea testing so many missiles in January 2022?
Causes and Consequences of Kazakhstan’s January 2022 Unrest
January 11, 2022

Causes and Consequences of Kazakhstan’s January 2022 Unrest

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda
Protests over gas prices have quickly spiraled into nationwide unrest, resulting in the first-ever intervention by the CSTO in one of its member states.

2021 in Asian Geopolitics: A Retrospective
December 18, 2021

2021 in Asian Geopolitics: A Retrospective

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What were the major developments and events that drove geopolitical trends in Asia in 2021?

Taiwan Strait Geopolitics and Violence in the Solomon Islands
December 11, 2021

Taiwan Strait Geopolitics and Violence in the Solomon Islands

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda
The hosts discuss the late-2021 violence in the Solomon Islands and the U.S.-hosted Summit for Democracy.

Biden, Xi, and the Importance of Guardrails in the US-China Relationship
November 20, 2021

Biden, Xi, and the Importance of Guardrails in the US-China Relationship

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
The United States and China aren’t satisfied with their relationship, but both sides appear to be interested in managing their differences.
Continuity and Flux in Central Asia: Elections in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
November 04, 2021

Continuity and Flux in Central Asia: Elections in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan’s presidential election yielded few surprises. What about Kyrgyzstan’s upcoming parliamentary elections?

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