East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
Confronting an “Assertive” China: Nearly All Roads Lead to Taiwan
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 28 Dec, 2020 · 5748
China’s disruptive behaviour
through 2020 has increasingly led the international community to become more
vocal about the difficulty of coexisting with a Beijing that is “assertive,”
“irresponsible,’’ and “opaque.” 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’s 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 “impossible” for him to visit South
Korea to participate in the upcoming Trilateral Summit Meeting between China, Japan,
and South Korea this year unless “ ...
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’s 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: “T ...
‘Rotational’ 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 “readjustments” to US’
military presence across the world. They are seeking a “rotational”
deployment of forces for “strategic flexibility ...
Understanding Pyongyang’s Belligerence towards Seoul
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 23 Jun, 2020 · 5699
On 16 June, North Korea blew up the Inter-Korean Liaison Office in
Gaeseong. This is being seen as symbolic of South Korea’s failure to engage
North Korea over the past few years. Effectively, North Korea has walked out of
all agreemen ...
What the Pandemic Looks Like in North Korea
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 27 May, 2020 · 5693
At a time when even the most resourceful
countries have failed to keep themselves safe from the COVID-19 pandemic, North
Korea, despite its resource-scarcity, has reported no infections. Foreign
nationals who work in the country have sai ...
Strange Bedfellows: COVID-19 and the New Japan-China Camaraderie
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 30 Apr, 2020 · 5683
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to fractures
in bilateral relationships with China amid growing international condemnation
of Beijing’s handling of the crisis, with one notable exception: Japan. Quite
strangely, the crisis has bought abo ...
Responding to a Pandemic: Lessons from South Korea
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 31 Mar, 2020 · 5670
pandemic has engulfed large parts of the world, and while unprecedented
attempts have been made by several countries to mitigate the threat it poses to
their populations, it has been nearly impossible to control the spread. ...