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Military Build-up in the Asia-Pacific: An Interview With Hawaii’s Sen. Brian Schatz
July 30, 2019

Military Build-up in the Asia-Pacific: An Interview With Hawaii’s Sen. Brian Schatz

By Jon Letman
Hawaii’s senior senator discusses missile defense, prospects for peace on the Korean peninsula, and more.

RIMPAC Makes Its Mark in Hawaii
July 25, 2018

RIMPAC Makes Its Mark in Hawaii

By Jon Letman
For some the international military exercises are a highlight; for others they’re a stain on the islands.
Polynesian Triangulation: Polynesian Leaders’ Group Expands
July 10, 2018

Polynesian Triangulation: Polynesian Leaders’ Group Expands

By Grant Wyeth
New Zealand, Hawaii, and Rapa Nui, the outer points of the triangle, joined the group recently.

Hawaii: Facing North Korea With the Aloha Spirit
April 11, 2018

Hawaii: Facing North Korea With the Aloha Spirit

By Jon Letman
In the face of nuclear war, people in Hawaii embrace the potential for peace.

A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii
January 17, 2018

A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii

By Ankit Panda
What should we make of two disconcerting mistakes in Japan and Hawaii?

North Korea's ICBM: A New Missile and a New Era
July 07, 2017

North Korea's ICBM: A New Missile and a New Era

By Ankit Panda and Vipin Narang
North Korea didn’t just acquire an ICBM out of nowhere.

US Missile Defense Agency Head: North Korea's ICBM Ambitions a Source of 'Great Concern'
June 08, 2017

US Missile Defense Agency Head: North Korea's ICBM Ambitions a Source of 'Great Concern'

By Ankit Panda
Can U.S. ballistic missile defense efforts outpace North Korea's progress toward an ICBM?
Kauai’s Quietly Expanding Military Role
May 04, 2017

Kauai’s Quietly Expanding Military Role

By Jon Letman
A testing site for weapons systems, missiles, and rockets in the middle of the Pacific.

Digging Into Stalin's Secrets
July 09, 2016

Digging Into Stalin's Secrets

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan's convincing national narrative, Atambayev's music debut, a fascinating story tying the steppe to Hawaii; weekend reads.

Russia’s Pacific Paradise
October 15, 2015

Russia’s Pacific Paradise

By Casey Michel
In 1815, a German, on behalf of the Russian-American Company, tried to conquer Hawaii in the name of the Tsar.

Dispatch From Hawaii
September 18, 2014

Dispatch From Hawaii

By James R. Holmes
The Naval Diplomat explores how to lie with art and Hawaii’s lessons for the U.S. today.
Colleen Hanabusa
January 30, 2014

Colleen Hanabusa

By Justin McDonnell
The Diplomat’s Justin McDonnell spoke with Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D-HI1] about the U.S. “pivot,” the TPP, immigration, and the role of Hawaii in America’s Asia-Pacific strategy.

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