East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
Japan's 2019 Defence White Paper and the Contest for Southeast Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 16 Oct, 2019 · 5625
In Japan’s annual Defence White Paper released on 26
September, China’s growing military might has been given priority over North
Korea’s belligerence as the country's main security threat. This is the first
time Japan has so expli ...
US-North Korea Talks: Is Progress Without Reciprocity Possible?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 12 Sep, 2019 · 5619
It is becoming obvious that
unless the US provides some kind of security guarantee as well sanctions relief
to North Korea, there will be no forward movement in US-North Korea denuclearisation
talks. Despite open channels of communicatio ...
Insulating Cooperation from Contestation: The Japan-South Korea Dispute
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 21 Aug, 2019 · 5613
On 2 August 2019, the Japanese cabinet decided to remove
South Korea from its ‘whitelist’. This restricts the export of critical
Japanese products to South Korea, and will hurt the latter economically. The
decision was apparently mot ...
The Spectacle and Substance of the Trump-Kim Meeting
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 11 Jul, 2019 · 5598
US President Donald Trump walked into North Korean
territory alongside North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on 30 June 2019. The summit
meet between the two leaders in the southern side of the DMZ followed. In this
episode of spectacle, sever ...
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
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 ...