Diplomacy Becoming More Down to Earth

One of the challenges facing President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in his second term is to increase investment and boost exports with a view to closing the current account and... Read more »

Thai Princess to Run for PM Against Junta Chief

A Thai princess will run for prime minister in upcoming elections, in a stunning twist that pits the high-profile royal against the chief of the ruling junta who had... Read more »

EU Gives May Glimpse of Brexit Hope in Brussels

British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from a day in an increasingly impatient Brussels on Thursday with a pledge of renewed talks that held out some hope for... Read more »

U.S. Democrats Float ‘Green New Deal’ to End Fossil Fuel Era

Democrats on Thursday laid out a “Green New Deal” that would eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade, an effort to make climate change a central issue in... Read more »

Trump Says He and Xi Will Not Meet Before March

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not plan to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline set by the two countries to... Read more »

Insecurity and Mistrust, The Huawei Dilemma

On a fall day in 2012, Charles Ding, Huawei’s chief representative in the United States, made his way to Capitol Hill. While most of Washington was consumed with the... Read more »

Indonesia-Russia Military Ties in Focus With Defense Ministers Meeting

The high-level meeting spotlighted some of the activities both sides are exploring for their future military ties. Earlier this week, Russia’s defense minister paid a visit to Indonesia in... Read more »

Australia Push Out a Chinese Communist Party-Linked Billionaire?

This week the Australian government rejected the citizenship application and canceled the permanent residency of the prominent Sydney-based Chinese businessman, Huang Xiangmo.  The Diplomat spoke to Alex Joske from... Read more »

Bezoz, Even the World’s Richest Person Couldn’t Stop a Nude Selfie Leak

When Jeff Bezos alleged in a blog post on Thursday that he was the victim of blackmail attempts by the publisher of the National Enquirer, it probably sent chills... Read more »

What Abe Said About 2nd Trump-Kim Summit?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Tokyo will work closely with Washington to tackle challenges related to North Korea in the run-up to the second summit between U.S.... Read more »