East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
  • 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 Abe’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 ...
  • Japan’s ‘New Approach’ 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 ...
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