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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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Denuclearization, Diplomacy, and Beyond: North Korea Plans for 2021
October 29, 2020

Denuclearization, Diplomacy, and Beyond: North Korea Plans for 2021

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong Un’s year did not go as planned. What lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?

What Can Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry Learn From Japan?
October 28, 2020

What Can Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry Learn From Japan?

By Gary Xie and Sophie Grant
Taiwan’s semiconductor industry will require major restructuring if it wishes to maintain its competitive edge in the crowded global market.
Sri Lanka’s Changing Relationship to Chinese Loans
October 23, 2020

Sri Lanka’s Changing Relationship to Chinese Loans

By Umesh Moramudali
Both the share and the type of loans from China are changing as Sri Lanka wrestles with persistent balance of payment issues.

The Pandemic and Power Shifts in Asia
October 20, 2020

The Pandemic and Power Shifts in Asia

By Ankit Panda
The coronavirus pandemic has affected Asian power shifts in a serious way.

Demystifying China’s Role in Italy’s Port of Trieste
October 15, 2020

Demystifying China’s Role in Italy’s Port of Trieste

By Francesca Ghiretti
The ghosts of Chinese control or even ownership have haunted the port since a March 2019 MoU. But those concerns have always been overblown.

China’s Bid to Conquer Russia’s 5G Market Should Worry the Kremlin
October 14, 2020

China’s Bid to Conquer Russia’s 5G Market Should Worry the Kremlin

By Danil Bochkov
Russia’s overdependence on Chinese 5G equipment has implications for the country’s technological development and security.

A Nuclear North Korea’s Wake-up Call
October 13, 2020

A Nuclear North Korea’s Wake-up Call

By Ankit Panda
A spectacular pre-dawn parade on Saturday served to remind the world of North Korea’s continuing missile progress.
Trouble in Kyrgyzstan: Assessing the October 2020 Crisis
October 09, 2020

Trouble in Kyrgyzstan: Assessing the October 2020 Crisis

By Ankit Panda
Catherine Putz explains the background to Kyrgyzstan’s October 2020 crisis.

Suganomics: Abenomics Minus Yasukuni?
October 07, 2020

Suganomics: Abenomics Minus Yasukuni?

By Anthony Fensom
Can Japan's new PM get the economy back on track in a nation facing a global pandemic, mounting debt and adverse demographics?

India’s Illiberal Turn and the Indo-Pacific
October 03, 2020

India’s Illiberal Turn and the Indo-Pacific

By Ankit Panda
How will internal developments in India affect its foreign relations?

Another ‘Quad’ Ministerial in Early October 2020: What Now?
September 30, 2020

Another ‘Quad’ Ministerial in Early October 2020: What Now?

By Ankit Panda
A new Suga administration in Japan will host the second-ever Quad ministerial.
Southeast Asia Caught Between the US and China
September 25, 2020

Southeast Asia Caught Between the US and China

By Ankit Panda
How do Southeast Asian countries view intensifying geopolitical competition between the United States and China in Asia?

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