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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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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?

Can China Become the World Leader in Semiconductors?
September 25, 2020

Can China Become the World Leader in Semiconductors?

By Justin Hodiak and Scott W. Harold
China’s semiconductor industry faces considerable challenges in reaching global leadership status. But don't assume it's impossible.

China’s Draft Data Security Law: A Practical Review
September 24, 2020

China’s Draft Data Security Law: A Practical Review

By Marcel Green
For the first time, the Chinese government is taking steps to protect personal and consumer data. Businesses should take note.
The Real Strategic End Game in Decoupling From China
September 18, 2020

The Real Strategic End Game in Decoupling From China

By Valbona Zeneli and Joseph Vann
Going all-in on the transatlantic economy is the only serious option for Western democracies seeking to counter China.

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