East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
  • Whither Indo-Pacific?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    06 Jun, 2019   ·    5591
    At the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore this June, the US Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan released the US Indo-Pacific Strategy Report. The subtitle of the report talks about the US goals of "preparedness, partnerships and p ...
  • Japan’s North Korea Reset
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    20 May, 2019   ·    5588
    On 3 May 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his readiness to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un 'without conditions' to 'end the long-running mistrust between their countries’, as reported by Japanese media. On 6 May ...
  • An Allied Approach to North Korea?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    15 Apr, 2019   ·    5580
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in met US President Donald Trump on 10-11 April 2019 to bilateral relations as well as the future course of their dealings with North Korea. Although both these issues are related, their delineation is als ...
  • China’s Strategic Silence on the Hanoi Summit
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    22 Mar, 2019   ·    5570
    An abrupt end of the Hanoi summit between the leaders of the US and North Korea on 28 February 2019 was disappointing for many. But for many others, it was unsurprising because the two parties did not have enough exchanges and understand ...
  • Is Japan Getting Isolated?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    21 Feb, 2019   ·    5558
    It has been reported that Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso wanted to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Munich Security Conference (15-17 February 2019), apparently to give him suggestions for the upcoming second US-North Ko ...
  • Trump and the China-North Korea Equation
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    15 Jan, 2019   ·    5545
    US President Donald Trump is going to have a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in mid-February 2019. The core objective of this meeting is North Korea's denuclearisation, which has remained elusive. Even though it is we ...
  • On the Sidelines of G-20: India's Third Way
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    10 Dec, 2018   ·    5532
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in several bilateral and multilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Argentina. Such meetings are not unusual. However, this year, two trilateral meetings that PM Modi was ...
  • India-Japan Relations: Proximity to the Indo-Pacific Strategy
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    19 Nov, 2018   ·    5526
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his third visit to Japan on 28-29 October 2018 to attend 13th Annual Summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Both countries reiterated their commitment to the Special Strategic and Global ...
  • Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: Hope Amidst Uncertainty?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    17 Oct, 2018   ·    5524
    In his mid-September visit to Pyongyang this year, South Korean President Moon Jae-in reportedly had several fruitful exchanges with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, culminating in the signing of the Pyongyang Joint Declaration. Both ag ...
  • US-China Contestation and North Korean De-Nuclearisation
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    20 Sep, 2018   ·    5514
    It is conventional wisdom that China ...
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