East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
A New Phase in US-North Korean Denuclearisation Talks?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 27 Jan, 2020 · 5646
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, by recently replacing his foreign and defence ministers, has indicated his
intent to take a tough stand on the issue of denuclearisation. On 18 and 22
January 2020, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho was replaced ...
Making Sense of China's Diplomatic Fig Leaf to South Korea
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 23 Dec, 2019 · 5638
China, after a period of bad blood with South
Korea, appears to be offering a fig leaf to its neighbour. What is the
background to this latest development, and what is in it for the China, as well
as South Korea and the US, who are all s ...
South Korea’s Strategic Move on GSOMIA
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Nov, 2019 · 5631
intelligence-sharing pact between South Korea and Japan, called the General
Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), was given ‘provisional’ extension
by South Korea only hours before it was to expire on 23 N ...
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 ...