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Will China’s military rival the United States’ in the Pacific? Will Japan abandon the constitutional fetters on its own military? How will India respond to the String of Pearls strategy? The Diplomat has put together a team of leading analysts to offer must-read, regular commentary on the big defence and security issues in the Asia-Pacific.

Indian, Chinese Soldiers Move Away from Site of Deadly Clash
July 07, 2020

Indian, Chinese Soldiers Move Away from Site of Deadly Clash

By Associated Press
Satellite images appear to show the two sides drawing back from the site of last month's deadly brawl.

Chinese Vessels Enter Senkaku Islands Territorial Sea for Longest Duration Since 2012. Why Now?
July 07, 2020

Chinese Vessels Enter Senkaku Islands Territorial Sea for Longest Duration Since 2012. Why Now?

By Ankit Panda
According to the Japan Coast Guard, Chinese vessels remained in the territorial sea around the disputed islets for 30 hours.
Robert Mo, Wen Ho Lee, and Non-Military Chinese Intellectual Property Theft
July 07, 2020

Robert Mo, Wen Ho Lee, and Non-Military Chinese Intellectual Property Theft

By Robert Farley
The range of technologies China is—and was—interested in varies considerably.

US Navy Conducts Dual Aircraft Carrier Exercises in South China Sea
July 06, 2020

US Navy Conducts Dual Aircraft Carrier Exercises in South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
U.S. aircraft carriers simulated multiple sorties against enemy bases in the South China Sea.

No Interest in Resumed Talks With the US: Senior North Korean Diplomat
July 06, 2020

No Interest in Resumed Talks With the US: Senior North Korean Diplomat

By Ankit Panda
A veteran North Korean diplomat ruled out the possibility of new talks.

What’s Behind China’s Expansion of Its Territorial Dispute With Bhutan?
July 06, 2020

What’s Behind China’s Expansion of Its Territorial Dispute With Bhutan?

By Ankit Panda
Beijing may be trying to drive a wedge between India and Bhutan.

Chinese Border Aggression Against India Likely Unrelated to Pandemic
July 05, 2020

Chinese Border Aggression Against India Likely Unrelated to Pandemic

By Derek Grossman
The Chinese approach to India represents continuity in behavior.
Do ‘Arsenal Planes’ Have a Future?
July 03, 2020

Do ‘Arsenal Planes’ Have a Future?

By Robert Farley
Is the arsenal plane a solution to several modern problems?

Darkening Mood in Delhi Over China
July 03, 2020

Darkening Mood in Delhi Over China

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Opinions in New Delhi are hardening, even among sections of elite opinion-makers who are not seen as hyper-nationalists.

China Conducts Naval Drills in South China Sea
July 02, 2020

China Conducts Naval Drills in South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
The China Coast Guard appears to be involved as well.

COVID-19 Complicates the US-China Cyber Threat Landscape
July 01, 2020

COVID-19 Complicates the US-China Cyber Threat Landscape

By Lee Clark
Will the fallout from the pandemic increase or decrease China's cyber aggression?
Trump’s 2 Russias Confound Coherent US Policy
July 01, 2020

Trump’s 2 Russias Confound Coherent US Policy

By Associated Press
Russia is at once a mortal enemy and a misunderstood friend in U.S. eyes.

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