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Each week The Diplomat Brief fills you in on the story of the week and points out developing stories to watch across the Asia-Pacific region. We also feature a question and answer session with a notable author, policymaker, or newsmaker.

Recent issues

July 28, 2021

Myanmar’s Armed Resistance at the Crossroads

July 21, 2021

Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Turkmenistan’s Digital Transformation

July 14, 2021

What Russia’s National Security Strategy Has to Say About Asia

July 7, 2021

South Korea’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Dilemma

June 30, 2021

How Pakistan Is Helping China Crack Down on Uyghur Muslims

June 23, 2021

Myanmar’s Civil Disobedience Movement

June 16, 2021

What the G-7 Summit in Cornwall Means for Asia

June 09, 2021

Malaysia Aims to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

June 02, 2021

Hip-Hop Resurfaces in India-Administered Kashmir

May 26, 2021

Can China’s Israel-Palestine Peace Plan Work?

May 19, 2021

The Danger of Defending the Defenseless in Myanmar

May 12, 2021

With COVID-19 Rampant, Indonesia Braces for the Holidays

May 5, 2021

West Bengal Elections: Mamata Banerjee Pushes Modi’s BJP Back

April 28, 2021

Pakistan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Crawls Along

April 21, 2021

The Missing Uyghur Children

April 14, 2021

Can Japan and the US Lead the Way to 6G?

April 07, 2021

China-Iran Relations: The Myth of Massive Investment

March 31, 2021

China’s Social Credit System: Speculation vs. Reality

March 24, 2021

What Does the India-Pakistan Ceasefire Mean for Local Kashmiris?

March 17, 2021

The Litmus Test for Hong Kong’s Financial Future

March 10, 2021

How Are Thailand’s Youth Protests Impacting Foreign Investment?

March 03, 2021

In One Australian State, Trade With China Is Still Booming

February 24, 2021

The Future of India’s Farmer Protests

February 17, 2021

Did China Build a Spy Network in Kabul?

February 10, 2021

How China’s 17+1 Became a Zombie Mechanism

February 03, 2021

Russia’s Losing Bet on China in a Post-COVID World

January 27, 2021

China Consolidates Its Commercial Foothold in Djibouti

January 20, 2021

India’s Protesting Farmers Aren’t Going Anywhere

January 13, 2021

J-20: The Stealth Fighter That Changed PLA Watching Forever

January 6, 2021

What Is the Truth About COVID-19 in North Korea?

December 23, 2020

Fire From the Sky: The Afghan Taliban’s Drones

December 18, 2020

China’s Military Actions Against Taiwan in 2021: What to Expect

December 9, 2020

Inside India’s Farmer Protest

December 2, 2020

Beyond Ideologies: The Many Tehreeks of Pakistan

November 25, 2020

Australia and China: It’s Complicated

November 18, 2020

Inside Afghanistan’s Education Crisis

November 11, 2020

Before Trump, South Korean Conservatives Also Claimed a ‘Stolen’ Election

November 4, 2020

Taiwan’s Overall Defense Concept, Explained

October 28, 2020

Toothless and Terrified: The State of Pakistan’s Media

October 21, 2020

What the Fate of Freed Taliban Prisoners Means for the Afghan Peace Process

October 14, 2020

A Nuclear North Korea’s Wake-up Call

October 7, 2020

Suganomics: Abenomics Minus Yasukuni?

September 30, 2020

003 and More: An Update on China’s Aircraft Carriers

September 23, 2020

Voice From the Himalayas Amid Tensions Along the China-India Border

September 16, 2020

What to Expect From Japan’s New Leader