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The Chinese Spy Balloon Incident: An Urgent Need for Communication
February 07, 2023

The Chinese Spy Balloon Incident: An Urgent Need for Communication

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
There is an urgent need for standard operating procedures and open communication, especially when it comes to technology and space.

What Does International Law Say About China’s Spy Balloon and the US Response?
February 06, 2023

What Does International Law Say About China’s Spy Balloon and the US Response?

By Donald R. Rothwell
The incursion of the Chinese balloon tested the bounds of international law.
Flexible Enmeshment: The Philippines’ New Approach to China-US Competition 
February 06, 2023

Flexible Enmeshment: The Philippines’ New Approach to China-US Competition 

By Justin Baquisal
Marcos could be characterized as a middle ground between his predecessors – not as pro-U.S. than Aquino, but less pro-China than Duterte.

iCET: Strengthening the India-US Tech Agenda
February 04, 2023

iCET: Strengthening the India-US Tech Agenda

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The U.S.-India strategic relationship looks to be set on firm footing, with both sides keen to materialize deeper collaboration across defense and critical and emerging technologies.

Amid Reports of Blinken Visit, China Remained Ambivalent
February 04, 2023

Amid Reports of Blinken Visit, China Remained Ambivalent

By Hemant Adlakha
Sections of China’s officialdom and academia are adamant that the U.S. secretary of state should not be welcome in Beijing. 

Spy Balloon Incident Roils China-US Relations Ahead of Blinken Trip
February 03, 2023

Spy Balloon Incident Roils China-US Relations Ahead of Blinken Trip

By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. military announced it was tracking a surveillance balloon from China over the continental United States.

What’s Behind Proposed Changes to US Marine Deployments in Okinawa?
February 03, 2023

What’s Behind Proposed Changes to US Marine Deployments in Okinawa?

By Christopher Edward Carroll
Japan and the U.S. are actively taking note of changes in China’s naval and air capabilities in the region and making changes of their own.
This Week in Asia: February 3, 2023
February 03, 2023

This Week in Asia: February 3, 2023

The Diplomat’s weekly video round-up of Asia news.

Europe’s Misgivings About Sanctions Don’t Bode Well for US Export Controls
February 03, 2023

Europe’s Misgivings About Sanctions Don’t Bode Well for US Export Controls

By Michael Laha
Agathe Demarais’ new book “Backfire: How Sanctions Reshape the World Against U.S. Interests” has important insights for the future of U.S. China policy.

North Korea Reaffirms ‘Nuke for Nuke’ Stance Against US
February 02, 2023

North Korea Reaffirms ‘Nuke for Nuke’ Stance Against US

By Mitch Shin
Two days after the U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Seoul, the North Korean Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson published a statement to denounce Washington’s moves.

US, Philippines Agree to Larger American Military Presence
February 02, 2023

US, Philippines Agree to Larger American Military Presence

By Jim Gomez
The two sides have agreed to grant the U.S. armed forces access to four more bases under the 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement.
Austin in Philippines to Discuss Larger US Military Presence
February 01, 2023

Austin in Philippines to Discuss Larger US Military Presence

By Jim Gomez
The U.S. defense chief is the latest senior official to visit the Philippines in a sign of warming ties after a strained period under Marcos's predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte.

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