East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
China and the Trump-Kim Summit: Beijing's Looming Influence
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 11 Jun, 2018 · 5479
A flurry of developments in the past few months in and around the Korean peninsula has led to expectations that North Korea might give up its nuclear programme in lieu of some kind of security guarantee and economic benefits. North Korean l ...
Summit Season: From Inter-Korea to Trump-Kim
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 12 May, 2018 · 5465
The news of an inter-Korea summit between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un earlier this year understandably invited a lot of international attention. Pictures of Kim Jong-un holding hands with Moon Jae-in, smiling and crossing the border togethe ...
Regional Stability and Japan's Irresponsible Political Gambit
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 06 Apr, 2018 · 5456
It is a critical time for the North Korean nuclear and missile issue, and South Korea, the US and other stakeholder states have accorded it their highest priority. Japan, however, is focusing its primary attention on the abduction of its ci ...
South Korea's 'Moonshine' and a Trump-Kim Summit
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 12 Mar, 2018 · 5447
In a major of turn of events, US President Donald Trump has announced direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The US and North Korea have been loggerheads for a long time on the issue of North Korea's nuclear and missile progra ...
Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: US Policy and China's Role
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 12 Feb, 2018 · 5430
In almost every commentary on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, China's role is acknowledged as crucial. If China - North Korea's main ally - decides to put ‘maximum pressure’ on the country by implemen ...
'Comfort Women' and the Japan-South Korea Relationship
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 02 Jan, 2018 · 5415
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might not participate in the inaugural ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics because a South Korean task force has stated that the agreement with Japan on the ‘comfort women’ issue, signe ...
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 ...