The Diplomat The Diplomat is a current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific, with news and analysis on politics, security, business, technology and life across the region. Tue, 11 Apr 2023 11:13:06 +0900 en-US Japan’s Official Security Assistance: The Sleeping Giant Stirs? Troubled Waters: India, Pakistan, and the Indus Water Treaty 2.0 What Do We Know About India’s New Space Policy? Using Tourism for Insights into North Korea Ahmad Shuja Jamal on How the US Facilitated the Taliban’s Return to Power As Tiger Count Grows, India’s Indigenous Demand Land Rights Old Tricks in a New Uzbekistan: Constitutional Reform and Popular Legitimacy Pakistan Hails Baloch Separatist Leader’s Arrest as a Game Changer BJP Government is Rewriting Indian History Selectively Xu Zhiyong and the Mighty Pen Will China’s Global Security Initiative Impact ASEAN? India’s G20 Leadership Will Require a Delicate Balancing of Priorities Among Member States Central Asia’s Strained Security Architecture Biden Review of Chaotic Afghan Withdrawal Blames Trump Five Challenges for the U.S.-Korea Alliance Europe Goes to China, Seeking Recalibration Amid Challenges The Underestimated Strength of Kishida Fumio Tsai’s US ‘Stopovers’ and Ma’s Mainland Visit The Current State of U.S.-China Chip Competition China’s Xi Calls for Ukraine Peace Talks to Resume UN: Ban on Afghan Female Staffers by Taliban Unacceptable North Korea Denounces South Korea-US Joint Military Drills Can India’s Opposition Parties Rally Behind the Congress Party? Vietnam Set to Prosecute 54 Officials Over Repatriation Flight Scandal Two Years of Turmoil: Myanmar’s Spiraling Civil War Former Brazilian President Named As Head of China-Based New Development Bank Comprehending Timor-Leste’s Delayed Accession to ASEAN US to Host Top Philippine Officials For Third 2+2 Ministerial Meeting To Save India’s Democracy, Congress Must Focus on Regional Parties Land Grabs and the Cost of Mining in Mongolia To Counter China, US Trade Rep Seeks Closer Ties to Allies US-Pakistan Counterterrorism Dialogue and the Regional Terrorism Situation India’s Push for 24/7 Clean Energy From Dams Upends Lives Could the US Block Russian Oil Exports to China? Yes, But It’s a Bad Idea Thailand’s Lese-Majeste Cases Are a Travesty of Justice Southeast Asian Tech Giants Continued Losing Money in 2022 Don’t Normalize the Taliban’s Despotic Regime Vietnam, Israel Conclude Negotiations for Free Trade Pact Defamation Trial Against Indonesian Activists Opens in Jakarta China’s Panda Diplomacy is Not Breeding Conservation Indonesia Shoots Itself in the Football US, Japan, South Korea Conduct Joint Anti-submarine Exercise Expect More Performative Legislation in the U.S. Congress Targeting China What Nuclear Weapons Sharing Trends Mean for East Asia Beijing Issues Third List of Chinese Names for Places in India’s Arunachal Pradesh A Maturing Pragmatism in Indonesia-Singapore Relations What China’s Global Security Initiative Tells Us About Its Strategic Engagement with Latin America Glacial Melt is Dispossessing Nepal’s Indigenous Communities Is a New Russia-China-India Bloc Forming in the East? Civil Society Activists Launch Campaign Against ‘Culture of Violence’ in Tashkent Philippine, US Reveal Sites of Four Additional EDCA Facilities Scot Marciel on the State of U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations Cambodian PM Tells Foreign Countries to Choose Malaysian Parliament Votes to End Mandatory Death Sentence Rethinking Public Debt in Asia as Positive Investment in Sustainable Development Why Investing in Water Storage Matters in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert The Strategic Case for New Zealand to Join AUKUS Indian Opposition Leader Rahul Gandhi to Avoid Prison During Appeal Making Yoon’s Space Vision a South Korean Reality Pakistan Denies Israel Trade After Businessman’s Export OneWeb Launch an Important Success for India’s Space Program Malaysian Court Refuses Former PM’s Bid For 1MDB Verdict Review What the Dissolution of the NLD Means For Myanmar’s Conflict Anwar Ibrahim, Prisoner of Political Allegiances Phishing in the South China Sea Mining, Oil Spill, Military Bases Threaten Philippine Islands Myanmar’s Resilient Revolution China-Russia Cooperation in Africa and the Middle East The Socio-Economic Impact of the Delayed IMF Bailout Program in Pakistan Former Malaita Premier (and Noted China Critic) Gets Bipartisan Support for US Visa The Common Thread Between a Chinese Collaborator and the Chinese Communist Party Pacific Migrants Are Caught in the Tangled Web of US Healthcare Politics China’s Wild Spaces Have a Major Garbage Problem. Tech May Be the Solution. Members of Exiled Chinese Church Detained in Thailand Japan FM to Visit China as Tokyo Imposes New Export Controls Can India Revive Its Quest for Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership? This Week in Asia: March 31, 2023 5 Years of US Congress Hardening China Policy Is Australia’s Liberal Party in Terminal Decline? The Clock Has Run out on Ma Ying-jeou’s Cross-Strait Approach China’s ‘Two Sessions’: More Control, Less Networking How Do You Solve A Problem Like Hambali? In Cambodia, You Are Instructed To Love Your Abuser The Philippines’ Quest for Balance: Marcos’ Foreign Policy From Babri to Mumbai and Beyond: India’s Journey Into Darkness Is Transformation Possible in Sri Lanka? Asia’s Nuclear Future Hun Sen Announces Free Tickets for Southeast Asian Games Changhao Wei on the Role of China’s National People’s Congress Online Bride and Prejudice in Uzbek Society Does the World Care About Crimes Against Humanity in Asia? Yes, China Can Quit Coal. Here’s How. Revisiting Uzbekistan’s Progress on Religious Freedom The India-Pakistan Game: New Delhi Should Keep Playing to Win Japanese Defense Firms Unveil High-energy Laser Anti-drone Weapons Report: Chinese State-sponsored Hacking Group Highly Active