East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
Forecast 2017: East Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Feb, 2017 · 5232
Among others, at present, the East Asian theatre could be characterised by two key distinctions. First, with Donald Trump as the US president, regional politics is led by a squad of ‘aggressive’ leaders. The leadership in each ...
Japan-China Contestation in 2017
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 10 Jan, 2017 · 5221
2017 is set to be a consequential year for East Asia in general and Japan-China contests in particular. Beijing and Tokyo's growing assertive postures would continue in 2017 and it is likely that the Japan-China contestation in the re ...
PM Modiâ€™s Visit to Japan: Prospects and Prudence
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 08 Nov, 2016 · 5171
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Japan, 11-12 November 2016, is eagerly awaited in India for an almost certain civil nuclear deal between the two countries. This would be an important achievement, as until now ...
Future of the TPP and the US' Pivot to Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 04 Oct, 2016 · 5146
In the first round of the presidential debates in the US, it became certain that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is still far from being realised. While the Republican candidate, Donald Trump reiterated his opposition to the TPP ...
Russiaâ€™s Overtures in East Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 05 Sep, 2016 · 5119
The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) was held in Vladivostok, Russia, on 2 September 2016, a day before the G-20 Summit Meet in Hangzhou, China It was attended by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the S ...
Chinaâ€™s Game on North Korea
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 02 Aug, 2016 · 5092
It was a strange moment of diplomacy in Laos when North Korea tried to bring about a revision in the chairman’s statement issued at the 23rd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). The statement was issued on 27 July after the conclusion of the ...
Six-Party Talks 2.0: Not for Denuclearisation but for Peace
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 04 Jul, 2016 · 5072
North Korea seems to be adamant to seek further sophistication in its nuclear weaponisation programme, despite international pressure and sanctions to the contrary. Through its fourth nuclear test in January 2016, it wanted to demonstrate ...
Deadlock at Shangri-La: Is There a Way Forward?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Jun, 2016 · 5055
The discussions at the 15th Asian Security Summit (3-5 June 2016), popularly known as Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore were indicative of the existing deadlock among the countries about Asia’s future security architecture. Overall, ...
North Korea’s 7th Party Congress: Context and Content
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 10 May, 2016 · 5025
After a long gap, North Korea is holding the 7th Workers’ Party Congress from 6 May. There are more than a hundred journalists from various countries who have been invited to report the event - but there is not much reporting about ...
Japan’s New Security Laws: Context and Implications
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 04 Apr, 2016 · 5009
On 29 March 2016, Japan’s new security laws came into effect. The laws were passed in September 2015 despite not being favoured by the opposition parties and many Japanese people. The new laws allow the Japanese Self Defense Forces ...