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Diplomat Risk Intelligence is the consulting and analysis division of The Diplomat. It offers you dedicated access to an exclusive network of subject matter experts versed in geopolitical, security, economic, and political trends covering the wider Asia-Pacific region.

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No, Pakistan’s Gwadar Port Is Not a Chinese Naval Base (Just Yet)
November 19, 2019

No, Pakistan’s Gwadar Port Is Not a Chinese Naval Base (Just Yet)

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Pakistani navy is entrenching itself in Gwadar but there is no evidence of the Chinese forces’ presence yet.

Prabowo’s Introductory Visit Highlights Indonesia-Malaysia Defense Relations
November 18, 2019

Prabowo’s Introductory Visit Highlights Indonesia-Malaysia Defense Relations

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The new defense minister’s first overseas trip spotlighted some of the ongoing security collaboration between the two neighboring Southeast Asian states.
What’s Next for Cambodia’s Opposition Politics?
November 14, 2019

What’s Next for Cambodia’s Opposition Politics?

By David Hutt
After a big week for the country’s opposition, a look at what may lie ahead for it as well as Cambodian politics more generally.

How Close Is RCEP to Reality?
October 16, 2019

How Close Is RCEP to Reality?

By Luke Hunt
While progress continues to be touted, challenges remain to be addressed.

Behind the Second Modi-Xi Informal Summit, the Wuhan Spirit Is Fraying
October 10, 2019

Behind the Second Modi-Xi Informal Summit, the Wuhan Spirit Is Fraying

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The state of the bilateral relationship has gotten rockier since the two leaders last met.

What’s Next After the New Cambodia-Laos Border Tensions? 
August 28, 2019

What’s Next After the New Cambodia-Laos Border Tensions? 

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent incident has once again reinforced the border management challenges that remain for the two countries.

Amid the India-Pakistan Kashmir Crisis, What's the Future of the Kartarpur Corridor?
August 28, 2019

Amid the India-Pakistan Kashmir Crisis, What's the Future of the Kartarpur Corridor?

By Umair Jamal
Is the Kartarpur corridor doomed?
One Year Into the US-China Trade War, Trump Is Still Far from Winning
August 23, 2019

One Year Into the US-China Trade War, Trump Is Still Far from Winning

By Dingding Chen and Tiffany Chen
The United States is a long way from victory in the trade war.

The Baloch Liberation Army’s New US Terrorist Designation: Why Now?
July 09, 2019

The Baloch Liberation Army’s New US Terrorist Designation: Why Now?

By Umair Jamal
Why has the U.S. Department of State declared the Baloch Liberation Army a terrorist group?

The Mekong in US Asia Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges 
July 08, 2019

The Mekong in US Asia Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges 

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The subregion is arguably where freedom and openness are under the greatest challenge.

Japanese Tech Export Controls on South Korea?
July 02, 2019

Japanese Tech Export Controls on South Korea?

By Robert Farley
Japan seems to be taking a cue from the Trump administration.
France Trumpets Renewed Commitment to Stability in Indo-Pacific
June 06, 2019

France Trumpets Renewed Commitment to Stability in Indo-Pacific

By Steven Stashwick
Paris sees a responsibility to the region in face of “building blocks of a global confrontation.”

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