East Asia Compass
Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: Hope Amidst Uncertainty?
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5524 · Commentary · Column
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 agreed to...
Can Russia Successfully Mediate the Israel-Palestine Peace Process?
Jason Wahlang · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5523 · Commentary
President Donald Trump has been working on a peace plan for the
Israel-Palestine conflict, which is expected to be presented by early 2019.
However, the US has largely lost its credibility to mediate the peace process,
especially in the eye...
Iran and its Arab Neighbours post the Ahvaz Attack
Majid Izadpanahi · 17 Oct, 2018 · #5522 · Commentary
On 22 September 2018, a military
parade in Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, to celebrate the anniversary of the start of
Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) was struck by a terrorist attack, resulting in the
deaths of 25 people, including civilians. A separatist gr...
Why is Xi Purging Deng from History?
Palden Sonam · 16 Oct, 2018 · #5521 · Commentary
In China, rewriting history entails emergence
of new heroes as well as victims, depending on the direction of the political
wind in Beijing. Today, it appears that late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping has
found himself in the wrong direction of ...
Between BRI and the Indo-Pacific: The Geopolitics of the South Pacific
Prarthana Basu · 10 Oct, 2018 · #5520 · Commentary
At the Pacific
Islands Forum in September this year, Nauru, a 'small' island country, accused
China of heavy-handed behaviour in its attempts to 'buy' its way through the
region. This brings into sharp focus the increasing centrality of the Sou...
US-North Korea Nuclear Diplomacy: Contexualising the Third Inter-Korean Meet
Shivani Singh · 30 Sep, 2018 · #5519 · Commentary
The third inter-Korean
summit took place between North Korean leader Kim-Jong Un and South Korean
President Moon Jae-in on 18 September. Topping the agenda was the complete
denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula as promised during the US-Nort...
The Geopolitics of Ports and the Silk Road of the Sea
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera · 26 Sep, 2018 · #5518 · Commentary · Column
expertise of a country’s diplomats and the effectiveness of its armed forces
are not the only variables determining its rise. Geographical factors must also
be considered. Influencing the overall prosperity of a nation are its access to
Politics & Security in J&K (Part-I)
J&K: Political Stability and the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections
Sarral Sharma · 25 Sep, 2018 · #5517 · Commentary
This commentary is the first of the three-part series on the evolving nature of political and security challenges in Jammu & Kashmir post-July 2016, and is based on the findings of the author's recent field visit to Kashmir.
Two years since...
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 24 Sep, 2018 · #5516 · Commentary · Column
impact of organised religion on nations has historically been a sense of
contrived significance, but in essence has neither refined society nor elevated
power status. The case of civilizational encounters is curious. The vanquished wontedly...
Managing the India-Bangladesh Border
Joyeeta Bhattacharjee · 24 Sep, 2018 · #5515 · Commentary
India and Bangladesh border management cooperation got a major boost
following the meeting between the directors general (DGs) of India’s Border
Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB). The meeting, 47th in
the series of dialo...