East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
North Korea: Seeking New Friends?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 04 Aug, 2014 · 4592
North Korea appears to have become increasingly desperate in its behaviour. It executed its number two leader Jang Song-thaek in December 2013, called South Korean President Park Geun-hye a ‘prostitute’ and the US President a ...
China-South Korea: Changing Dynamics of Regional Politics
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 07 Jul, 2014 · 4547
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s two-day visit to South Korea on 3-4 July 2014 is symbolic of a nascent but important change in East Asian political equations. For the first time, a Chinese President visited South Korea before meeting ...
Looking Northeast: A Foreign Policy Agenda for the New Government
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 02 Jun, 2014 · 4484
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his term with a bold and positive move to invite all the SAARC leaders to his inaugural ceremony. These are positive vibes, and it would be great if the new government is able to achieve a break ...
Obama’s Visit: Deciphering US’ Regional Intentions
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 05 May, 2014 · 4424
The four-nation trip made by US President Barack Obama in April 2014 could be interpreted in many different ways. It was important as in October 2013, Obama was not able to participate in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit ...
China’s New Neighbourhood Strategy: Korean and Japnese Reactions
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 07 Apr, 2014 · 4377
It is interesting to track inter-state relations and equations in East Asia in the context of China’s policy of building a ‘Community of Common Destiny’ (CCD). China, after its first official announcement of the concept ...
North Korean Peace Gestures and Inter-Korea Relations
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 03 Mar, 2014 · 4317
A lot has been happening in North Korean domestic politics as well as its relations with South Korea in recent months. Some of these happenings appear to indicate that there may be some improvement in the relationship between Pyongyang an ...
Japan: Implications of Indiscriminate Assertiveness
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 03 Feb, 2014 · 4287
Shinjo Abe’s unrelenting tough approach towards China is arguably the second most important development in recent years in East Asia after the growing military might of China. There is lots of support across the region for his polic ...
China, Japan, Korea and the US: Region at Crossroads
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Jan, 2014 · 4235
Japanese Prime Minister Shinjo Abe visited Yasukuni shrine on 26 December last year and the visit invited usual condemnations from China and South Korea. The US also reacted by saying it ‘disappointing’ and would lead to &lsqu ...