North Korea and the US have again failed to reach an agreement – and South Korea is being left on the sidelines.
China just became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. It's a technological achievement and another sign of China's capabilities and ambitions in space.
American indifference might have spurred Beijing to rapidly strengthen its military presence in the South China Sea.
For India, the complex Indo-Pacific project will not be an easy game to master. Yet, it is in for a good start.