East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
Why was Kim Jong-un in Russia?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 09 Oct, 2023 · 5861
It was a bit surprising that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s first foreign visit after the pandemic was to Russia, on 10 September 2023. His visit may be considered symbolic of his prioritisation, with Russia appearing to be more im ...
US, Japan, and South Korea at Camp David: The Implications of Trilateral Summitry
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 18 Aug, 2023 · 5858
The trilateral meeting between US President Joe Biden,
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol,
at Camp David on 18 August 2023, is being considered “historic.” It is the first standalone summit ...
A Review of India-South Korea Diplomatic Relations on their 50th Anniversary
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 20 Jul, 2023 · 5857
South Korea established diplomatic relations in 1973, and are celebrating the 50th anniversary this year. It took a long time for official
relations to be established as India wanted to do so simultaneously, with
South and Nort ...
US-South Korea: Old Allies; New Commitments
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 22 Jun, 2023 · 5853
Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol made a six-day state visit to the US in April
2023, to mark the 70th anniversary of South Korea’s alliance with
the US. The Mutual Defense Treaty between the two countries has been the
backbone of ...
South Korea-Japan Rapprochement: A Net Positive for Bilateral Relations and Regional Stability
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 05 May, 2023 · 5847
South Korea, Japan,
and the US appear to be strengthening their trilateral ties, and the main
catalyst of this possibility is South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, who initiated
a diplomatic move in this direction by visiting
Japan on 1 ...
The Importance of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida’s Visit to India
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 27 Mar, 2023 · 5844
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio
Kishida’s sudden trip to India on 20, 21 March 2023 was an out-of-turn visit as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was supposed to go
to Japan first. Kishida’s visit is being seen as compensating for the ...
South Korea’s Nuclear Turn: Propellers and Prospects
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 10 Feb, 2023 · 5842
President Yoon Suk-yeol said on 11 January 2023 that if North Korea’s nuclear
threats became out of control, his country could acquire
its own nuclear weapons. He even said that given South Korea’s technological
Global Upheaval as Opportunity: North Korea Rebuilding Ties with Russia and China
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Sep, 2022 · 5832
The Ukraine crisis, US-China contestation, and COVID-19
pandemic have been challenging for most countries across the
globe as it has led to energy and other supply-related issues, and its
prolongation is seen as problematic by one and al ...
Shinzo Abe: Architect of a New Japan and the Indo-Pacific
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Jul, 2022 · 5824
As a leader, Shinzo Abe elicited extreme emotions in Japan and across
the world. During his lifetime, there were people who loved him for being Japan’s saviour and a bulwark
against China’s assertiveness. There were others who despise ...
South Korea’s Policy towards North Korea: Another ‘Grand Bargain’?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 29 Jun, 2022 · 5820
Yoon Suk-yeol’s election as the new president of South Korea, the country’s
policy towards North Korea was expected to change substantially. Unlike the
Moon Jae-in administration, the new South Korean government will
be strict ...