is a Tokyo-based, online current affairs magazine covering politics, society and culture in the Asia-Pacific. The magazine, originally a bi-monthly print magazine, was founded by David Llewellyn-Smith, Minh Bui Jones and Sung Lee in 2001. The first edition was published in April 2002, with Jones as the founding editor and Llewellyn-Smith the founding publisher. The magazine was acquired by James Pach in December 2007 who also assumed the role of Executive Publisher.
In August 2009, the magazine moved completely online in order to avoid continued losses in the printed edition of and is currently published from Tokyo. Jason Miks was appointed Editor in September 2009 and Ulara Nakagawa was appointed Associate Editor.The Diplomat
has published interviews with many public figures, including Ali Allawi
, Anwar Ibrahim
, Ian Macfarlane
, Brent Scowcroft
The magazine includes a mix of guest writers and regular correspondents and analysts currently organized around five blogs: China Power, Flashpoints, New Leaders Forum, Indian Decade?, and ASEAN Beat.
Current China Power contributors include:
Current Flashpoints contributors include:
Current Indian Decade? contributors include: