East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
Denial and Provocation: Failure of US' North Korea Policy
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 05 Dec, 2017 · 5404
North Korea's Hwasong-15 missile test on 29 November 2017 reached an altitude of 4,500 km and flew around 960 km. According to estimates, the missile would have flown around 13,000 km had it been fired in the right trajectory. If true, ...
Trump's Visit to East Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 07 Nov, 2017 · 5389
US President Donald Trump’s 12-day visit to five of the East Asian countries is quite ‘unprecedented’. But so are his style, posturing, statements and policies. Trump will meet not only the leaders of Japan, South Korea, ...
Shinzo Abeâ€™s North Korea Strategy
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 09 Oct, 2017 · 5378
North Korea's recent nuclear and missile developments pose arguably the highest threat to Japan. North Korea has tested more than 20 missiles in 2017 alone; and conducted its sixth nuclear test, reported to be a hydrogen bomb, on 3 Se ...
North Korea: Testing the Limits of US-South Korea Relations
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Sep, 2017 · 5357
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un must be the happiest to see the state of South Korea-US relations. One of his fundamental desires is to create a rift between the US and South Korea, and he has been trying to achieve it consistently ...
The US' Acrobatic Responses to the North Korean Riddle
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 13 Aug, 2017 · 5337
North Korea has been consistent and uncompromising in its pursuit of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems. In 2017, on an average, North Korea carried out missile tests every 2.6 weeks. The North Korean pursuit has brought unimagined ...
Japanâ€™s â€˜New Approachâ€™ to Russia: Is it Moving Forward?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 10 Jul, 2017 · 5320
After over a year of deliberations, a team of Japanese officials and few business leaders finally visited the Russian-controlled Southern Kurils Islands on 27 June 2017. Japan calls them Northern Territories, but they have been under the ...
South Korea-North Korea: A New Version of Engagement
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Jun, 2017 · 5291
On 9 May 2017, Moon Jae-in was elected as the new President of South Korea. The elections happened after the impeachment of the previous conservative President Park Geun-hye. It was almost certain that the Democratic Party candidate would ...
Trumpâ€™s North Korea Policy: Regional Implications
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 01 May, 2017 · 5279
US President Donald Trump has displayed an inconsistent and dangerous approach towards North Korean provocations, prompting even Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to advise restraint. This is because the consequences of a major conflic ...
Park Geun-hye's Impeachment and South Korean Foreign Policy
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 04 Apr, 2017 · 5260
South Korean President Park Geun-hye was impeached by the National Assembly on 9 December 2016. There were thirteen charges against her; these included bribery, influence peddling, and dereliction of duty. On 10 March 2017, the Constituti ...
US Tactical Nukes in the Korean Peninsula?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Mar, 2017 · 5242
On 4 March 2017, The New York Times reported that the US national security deputies discussed the option of redeploying tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula. The expressed purpose was to give North Korea a ‘dramatic warn ...