East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
  • US-China Contestation and North Korean De-Nuclearisation
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    20 Sep, 2018   ·    5514
    It is conventional wisdom that China’s role would be the most crucial in the process of de-nuclearising North Korea. North Korea and China share strong historical connections along with political and strategic mutual needs. Given how n ...
  • Trump, Kim, and Denuclearisation
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    09 Aug, 2018   ·    5504
    Almost two months since the Singapore Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a sense of disappointment seems to have been gradually building with respect to the possibility of North Korean denuclearisa ...
  • Enhancing India-South Korea Relations
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    16 Jul, 2018   ·    5494
    South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited in India for a four-day trip from 8 to 11 July 2018, and both the countries resolved to add more substance to their partnership. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Moon Jae-in re-emphasised th ...
  • 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, ...
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