East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
Shinzo Abe: Changing his Stance?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 08 May, 2015 · 4870
In the latter half of April 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barak Obama. There were some speculations that he may change his course of being unapologetic on the Japanese ...
South Korea: US THAAD or Chinese AIIB?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Apr, 2015 · 4857
It is not an easy choice for South Korea to decide about participating in two initiatives, one spearheaded by the US and the other by China. The US insists on South Korea joining its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, whi ...
Russia and North Korea: Replaying Old Games
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 02 Mar, 2015 · 4842
It has been announced that Kim Jong-un will be participating in the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II, to be held in Russia in May 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean lea ...
Japan-South Korea: Antagonism Despite Alignment
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 02 Feb, 2015 · 4824
On 29 December 2014, Japan and South Korea concluded a military intelligence-sharing agreement related to the North Korean nuclear and missile programmes. It is a three-way pact in which the US is the connecting party. The negotiations be ...
IPCS Forecast: East Asia in 2015
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 21 Jan, 2015 · 4818
This edition of the IPCS Column, 'East Asia Compass', is the precis of a larger document titled 'East Asia in 2015', published under the IPCS Forecast 2015 series.
Click here to read the full report .
China-North Korea: Reasons for Reconciliation
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Jan, 2015 · 4796
On the occasion of the third death anniversary of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on 17 December 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a special message to the North Korean embassy in Beijing. The Chinese President underlined the signif ...
Abe-Jinping Summit Meet: A Thaw in China-Japan Relations?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 01 Dec, 2014 · 4763
After almost two years of the election of Shinzo Abe as the Prime Minister of Japan, he and and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for the first time at a summit meet on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gatherin ...
South Korea's Foreign Policy: More Rhetoric, Less Content?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 03 Nov, 2014 · 4723
South Korea’s foreign relations especially in East Asia are in a state of impasse under the current President Park Geun-hye. During the last President Lee Myung-bak, it was clear that South Korea gave priority to its alliance with t ...
India in East Asia: Modi’s Three Summit Meets
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Oct, 2014 · 4683
In September 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had summit meets with the leaders of Japan, China and the US. The summit meets initiated the unfolding of India’s policy towards the East Asian region. By choosing Japan as his ...
Modi's Visit to Japan: Gauging Inter-State Relations in Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 01 Sep, 2014 · 4634
It is remarkable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to visit Japan for his first foreign visit outside the Indian subcontinent. The visit is based on the consistently growing partnership with Japan and as well as the annual summit ...