East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
What is the Efficacy of Sanctions on North Korea?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 15 Mar, 2016 · 4999
The United Nations Security Council decided to impose more sanctions on North Korea on 2 March 2016. This time, it took around two months for the UN to agree on ‘tougher sanctions’ on North Korea after Pyongyang conducted its ...
‘Brilliant’ Comrade: The Design in North Korean Madness
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 01 Feb, 2016 · 4979
On 06 January 2016, North Korea conducted its fourth round of nuclear tests, and there are speculations that it soon going to conduct another rounds of missile tests. Generally, it is understood to be part of North Korea's reckless be ...
Forecast 2016: East Asia on the Cusp
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 22 Jan, 2016 · 4969
In his new year speech in 2016, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed willingness to have talks with South Korea but just a few days later, conducted North Korea's fourth round of nuclear tests. The inconsistency in North Korea&rs ...
China’s Maritime Assertiveness and Repercussions
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 07 Dec, 2015 · 4940
With Chinese President Xi Jinping’s aggressive posturing in regional politics, Beijing appears to have moved beyond its old doctrine of‘hide-your-strength-bide-your-time’ and gradually trying to dominate the region. Chin ...
China-Japan-South Korea: A New Beginning?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 02 Nov, 2015 · 4928
On 01 November 2015, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye met for their sixth trilateral meeting in Seoul, South Korea. This meeting took place after an approximat ...
India-Japan-US Trilateral: India’s Policy for the Indo-Pacific
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 05 Oct, 2015 · 4917
In an interesting first, the foreign ministers of India, Japan and the US had a trilateral dialogue on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on 29 September 2015. The foreign ministers underlined the strategic convergence of their inte ...
China-South Korea Ties: Implications for the US Pivot to Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 08 Sep, 2015 · 4909
A Victory Day Parade in Beijing was organised on 3 September 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in which one of the most important spectacles was the top leaders of China, Russia and South Korea waving to ...
Many ‘Pivots to Asia’: What Does It Mean For Regional Stability?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 03 Aug, 2015 · 4903
The US President Barack Obama announced his new strategy for the Asia-Pacific - ‘pivot to Asia’ - in 2011. It was also called ‘strategic rebalancing’ which emphasised that the US was ‘here to stay’ to a ...
On the 10th Anniversary of the East Asian Summit
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 08 Jul, 2015 · 4897
In November 2015, the tenth anniversary of the East Asian Summit (EAS) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The last ten years of the EAS has been less than satisfactory in bringing together the 18 member countries on important issues ...
Implications of Modi’s Three-Nation Tour in East Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 02 Jun, 2015 · 4883
To understand and evaluate the outcomes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s East Asian tour of China, Mongolia and South Korea, it would be useful to separate them into at least three domains: popular, economic, and security-strategic ...