East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
COVID-19 and the Japan Olympics: Evaluating a Range of Imperfect Choices
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 05 Jul, 2021 · 5774
Japan is likely to host
the Tokyo Summer Olympics on 23 July-8 August 2021. Initially scheduled for July-August
2020, it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are concerns
that if the Games happen now, even after a year‚Ä ...
Biden‚Äôs North Korea Policy: Has ‚ÄėStrategic Patience‚Äô Returned?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 May, 2021 · 5769
The Biden administration has
reportedly completed its review of US policy towards North Korea. While the
details have not been announced, officials
have used terms such as ‚Äúcalibrated,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúpractical,‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúmeasured‚ÄĚ to publicly ...
US, China, and a Two-Pronged Japanese Foreign Policy
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Apr, 2021 · 5764
Japan continues to be the most important US
ally in the Indo-Pacific. This is despite the dilution of its ‚ÄėIndo-Pacific
strategy‚Äô into the ‚ÄėIndo-Pacific vision‚Äô over the past few years, and close cooperation
with China in address ...
President Biden and the Making of a New US Policy on North Korea
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Mar, 2021 · 5758
The change of leadership in the
US means that a new strategy on North Korea will be articulated. This article
looks at the developments in this regard: the ways in which the Biden
presidency could differ from the previous administration‚ ...
Confronting an ‚ÄúAssertive‚ÄĚ China: Nearly All Roads Lead to Taiwan
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 28 Dec, 2020 · 5748
China‚Äôs disruptive behaviour
through 2020 has increasingly led the international community to become more
vocal about the difficulty of coexisting with a Beijing that is ‚Äúassertive,‚ÄĚ
‚Äúirresponsible,‚Äô‚Äô and ‚Äúopaque.‚ÄĚ This s ...
RCEP: An Indian Miscalculation?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 27 Nov, 2020 · 5743
conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) between
China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and 10 Southeast Asian
countries is an important development in the Indo-Pacific‚Äôs econom ...
A Cancelled China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Summit Means Advantage China
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 28 Oct, 2020 · 5735
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide
Suga has reportedly said that it would be ‚Äúimpossible‚ÄĚ for him to visit South
Korea to participate in the upcoming Trilateral Summit Meeting between China, Japan,
and South Korea this year unless ‚Äú ...
Japan, India, and the World: The Significance of Yoshihide Suga as Prime Minister
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 24 Sep, 2020 · 5727
Minister Shinzo Abe resigned from his post earlier this month due to health
reasons; shortly after becoming the longest serving Japanese PM in the post-war
period. On 16 September, Yoshihide Suga, one of the contenders to emerge in ...
To Withdraw or Not to Withdraw: South Korea‚Äôs Strategic Calculus and the GSOMIA
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 26 Aug, 2020 · 5716
On 24 August, the
General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), an intelligence-sharing
agreement between South Korea and Japan, was automatically extended for another
Article 21(3) of the agreement
states: ‚ÄúT ...
‚ÄėRotational‚Äô Deployment of US Troops: Implications for Regional Security
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Jul, 2020 · 5710
On 21 July 2020, US Defense Secretary
Mark Esper said that the Pentagon is considering ‚Äúreadjustments‚ÄĚ to US‚Äô
military presence across the world. They are seeking a ‚Äúrotational‚ÄĚ
deployment of forces for ‚Äústrategic flexibility ...