The Putin-Kim Summit: What’s Driving North Korea and Russia Together?
By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What do the two leaders stand to gain from each other?
Russia Hosts Taliban for Talks on Regional Threats and Says It Will Keep Funding Afghanistan
By Associated Press
The talks in the Russian city of Kazan came as Moscow is trying to maintain its influence in Central Asia even as it wages war on Ukraine.
India’s Balancing Act Viewed Through Recent Military Exercises
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India dabbles in opposing camps, for example, engaging in simultaneous military exercises with both the U.S. and Russia in an effort to balance its strategic interests.
China, Mongolia, Russia Hold First High-Level Security Trilateral
By Sumiya Chuluunbaatar
The new trilateral security consultation could be linked to the Power of Siberia 2 natural gas pipeline that will pass through Mongolia, as well as prepping for a trilateral summit in Beijing in October.
What the North Korea-Russia Summit Means for the Korean Peninsula
By Kyung-joo Jeon
Kim Jong Un's trip to Russia was generally analyzed for its impact on the Ukraine War, but it will also have lasting implications for Korean Peninsula security dynamics.
Landmines in Ukraine: Lessons for China and Taiwan
By Lyle Goldstein and Nathan Waechter
Chinese strategists are studying mining and counter-mining efforts in the Russia-Ukraine War.
Will Russia and China Agree to the Power of Siberia 2?
By Joseph Webster
The proposed pipeline has astonishingly poor project economics. It might be built regardless.
The Limits of the North Korea-Russia Security Partnership
By Khang Vu
Just how far can Moscow and Pyongyang's revived “militant unity” go?
The Truth About Eurasian Rail Freight Transport
By Chris B. Wensink
The bulk of railway freight between Asia and Europe crosses Russian territory. Yet the route has not been the focus of Western sanctions – so far.
3 Takeaways From the North Korea-Russia Summit
By Takahashi Kosuke
Russia-North Korea military ties have grown closer since the start of the Ukraine War.
This Week in Asia: September 15, 2023
The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.
What Comes Next for North Korea-Russia Relations?
By Gabriela Bernal and Sangsoo Lee
The visit by Kim Jong Un to Russia shows the world North Korea has its own “bloc” alliance comprising its two closest diplomatic partners.