East Asia Compass
North Korea’s Missile Tests: Addressing vs Normalising
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 27 Oct, 2021 · #5793 · Commentary · Column
On 19 October 2021, North Korea tested another ballistic missile. It
was reportedly a submarine-launched
ballistic missile (SLBM). Sinpo is a port city in North Korea’s South Hamgyong Province,
on the coast of the East Sea. The city is known ...
What does the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan Mean for China?
Cherry Hitkari · 13 Oct, 2021 · #5792 · Commentary
The return of the Taliban in Afghanistan marks the
commencement of a new chapter in Asian geopolitics. China, as an aspiring
superpower and Kabul's largest neighbour, sees both opportunities to be seized
and risks to be staved off on the Afghan...
Afghanistan’s Education Sector: Prospects Under Taliban Rule
Fazlullah Akhtar and Amit Ranjan · 11 Oct, 2021 · #5791 · Commentary
Two decades of war conducted by
the US and its allied forces against the Taliban ended in August 2021 with the Taliban’s
return to power in Afghanistan. If precedents are any indication, the Afghan education sector is one of the key sectors se...
Why is China Interested in Africa’s Ports?
Rahul Karan Reddy · 08 Oct, 2021 · #5790 · Commentary
critical to the success of China’s Maritime Silk Road (MSR) initiative, linking
the mainland to large and untapped markets across the Indian Ocean. Beijing’s
extensive investments in Africa’s seaports are driven by a blend of lu...
Left-wing Extremism: A Tentative Pathway to a Solution
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 06 Oct, 2021 · #5789 · Commentary · Column
“I request all Hon'ble Chief Ministers
to focus on what we term as good governance. The Hon'ble Home Minister has also
laid emphasis on this aspect of the management and containment strategy. This
would include effective implementation of dev...
North Korea’s Missile Missives: Is President Biden Listening?
Manpreet Sethi · 29 Sep, 2021 · #5788 · Commentary · Column
President Biden’s administration concluded its North Korea policy review in May 2021. It recommended a calibrated, practical approach towards Pyongyang—somewhere
between a grand bargain and strategic patience. However, since then, many other
COVID-19: Impact on Women in the Philippines
Akanksha Khullar · 25 Sep, 2021 · #5787 · Commentary
aims to map the repercussions of COVID-19 on women and girls in the
Philippines, based on qualitative and quantitative data collected—over the
period of 2019 and 2020—by IPCS’ South East Asia Research Programme (SEARP).
Women and the Kashmir Conflict
Zoya Raj Singh · 24 Sep, 2021 · #5786 · Commentary
The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) conflict
witnessed an evolutionary turn with the onset of militancy in the region from
the late 1980s onwards. The women of J&K took on multitudinous roles as the
conflict progressed. These roles often varied...
East Asia Compass
A Change of Leadership in Japan
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 24 Sep, 2021 · #5785 · Commentary · Column
September 2021, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that he
would not contest his party’s leadership position and that his term would end
on 29 September 2021. This announcement comes nearly a year into Suga’s
Russia’s SolarWinds Hack: Explaining President’s Biden Retaliatory Measures
Pieter-jan Dockx · 09 Sep, 2021 · #5784 · Commentary
December 2020, the US government revealed that it had been the victim of a cyber
offensive that compromised agencies such as the Pentagon and the State
Department. The SolarWinds hack, as it came to be known, was allegedly carried
out by Ru...