Does Ehsanullah Ehsan's surrender portend major changes ahead for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan?
India's latest joint military doctrinal document offers new insight.
A closer look at Min Aung Hlaing's goodwill visit to Germany and stopover in Austria.
Trump might ignore it, but for East Asia this region remains a strategic concern.
Slowly but surely, Trump chips away at the foundations for reassurance in the U.S.-South Korea alliance.
The Southeast Asian state is looking to acquire the decommissioned vessel within the year.
A Singapore Navy frigate's visit to Qingdao this week provided an opportunity for some exchanges and exercises.
Continuities and discontinuities in Trump’s Asia policy.
It has been another poor year for the subregion in the annual World Press Freedom Index.
How far along are North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs?
As policymakers meet to brainstorm this week, priorities are on domestic, sustainable, and inclusive financial measures.
Both Le Pen and Macron seem to have an almost complete lack of real understanding or interest in Asia.
A look at what is in store for the largest drills between the two allies set to kick off next month.
With visa changes and new immigration rules, Canberra is missing an opportunity to attract skilled global workers.
South Korea and Japan should leverage trilateral cooperation soon to deal with North Korea and help shape U.S. policy.
The fate of the Iran deal matters to India, but its investments are too important to hesitate now.
The state of a new maritime security body reveals the enduring challenge Jakarta faces in this respect.
China's first domestic carrier launches. What's next?
Leading by example, he taught a nation how to forgive without forgetting
Like-minded democracies in Asia are increasingly drawn together.
New war-fighting concepts enable a "denial" strategy against China.
A year later, does the argument of reinforced U.S. hegemony hold up?
Why would secondary sanctions against North Korea be any different from secondary sanctions against Iran?
Canberra is intent on seeing the controversial coal mine through.
Trilateralism over the North Korean issue with the United States has temporarily drawn attention away from bilateral tensions.
The first-ever visit by a Canadian defense minister to Malaysia emphasizes its increasing attention to Southeast Asia.
A recent controversy over the transparency of the purchase reveals how tone-deaf the junta-led government can be.
Russia and China have different rationales, but both are alarmed by the United States' confrontational approach toward North Korea.
A video gone viral on social media has India up in arms.
About 3,000 former child soldiers in Nepal remain jobless.
With the death of Xulhaz a year ago, LGBTI rights work in Bangladesh came to a halt.
What would the United States need to credibly attack North Korean missile development by cyber means?
There are real lives being affected by Phnom Penh’s decision to suspend the Seabees program.
The author discusses US-China relations and how to avoid a war between the two powers.
The answer is much more complicated than a surface glance might suggest.
Russia’s oil ties with China are deepening but markets, not politics, drive the evolving relationship.
Cyber, space and electronic warfare challenges to the US in the Western Pacific
In the kingdom’s turbulent present, the past has come unstuck.
Test your knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region with The Diplomat's weekly news quiz!
The global economy not yet “out of the woods.”
The United States may be dispatching an advanced submarine along with a carrier strike group to the Korean peninsula.
Pyongyang historically has taken an offensive posture, refusing to "sit with folded arms" when provoked.
Anti-cybercrime operation offers yet more evidence of the scale of the problem in Southeast Asia.
If a pardon is made, the peaceful protests could change tone.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has delivered its judgement in the Panama Papers case. What's next?
An interview with Andrew S. Erickson
Two years after the earthquake, rebuilding continues and trafficking thrives.
A new database offers insight into 33 years of North Korean missile testing.
Cambodians are set to join Hong Kong’s domestic helper workforce this fall.
The long-run impact of the Trump administration’s policies toward the region are unclear.
China's first homemade carrier could launch in the coming days.
Two Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers have joined the USS Carl Vinson in the Philippine Sea.
The setting up of a high-level body is yet another move to boost their security ties.
The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, was in Beijing last week.
Reports of a late resolution of a dispute with a Chinese supplier show further problems in Turkmenistan's gas industry.
Noir fiction set in Southeast Asia is particularly popular.
Linking Kabul to both the China-Pakistan Energy Corridor and OBOR could go a long way in bringing the region together.
The agreement that ended the hostage crisis in Dong Tam could be a model for other local governments in Vietnam.
China's retaliation against South Korea for the deployment of THAAD continues.
The Indian Navy tested a land-attack variant of the supersonic BrahMos.
American actions in the region could be viewed as a “threat or use of force.”
Relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are at a turning point.
A failure of justice and a black mark on Pakistan’s global image.