East Asia Compass
South Korea’s Strategic Move on GSOMIA
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 19 Nov, 2019 · #5631 · Commentary · Column
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 November...
A Mid-Term Assessment of Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy
Discussion Report · 15 Nov, 2019 · #5630 · Commentary
On 11 September
2019, IPCS hosted Dr Amit Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of Strategy
and International Security Studies, USAF Air War College, for a talk on US
foreign policy under President Donald Trump. This is a summary report of the...
India-China and the Sometime Pickle of Civilisational Connects
Vice Admiral Vijay Shankar · 14 Nov, 2019 · #5629 · Commentary · Column
Peloponnesian War (431- 404 BCE), was a significant event of the ancients as it
reshaped the Hellenic world. A hegemonistic Athens and its trading vassals was
challenged by Sparta backed by the xenophobic Peloponnesian League. In the end,
Trump’s Abandonment of Syria’s Kurds: A Catalyst for Division in Europe?
Pieter-jan Dockx · 14 Nov, 2019 · #5628 · Commentary
On 6 October, after a phone call with his Turkish counterpart, US
President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of US forces from Kurdish-held
areas in Syria. The move allowed Turkish President Erdogan to launch his long sought-after
Debates within the Counter-LWE Policy
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 28 Oct, 2019 · #5627 · Commentary · Column
On 14 October,
India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, speaking at the inaugural
session of the National Conference of Chiefs of Anti-Terror Squads/Special Task
Force organised by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), seemed to sugg...
Japan-South Korea: Choking Global Technology Markets through a Bilateral Trade War
Prakash Panneerselvam and Sourina Bej · 22 Oct, 2019 · #5626 · Commentary
economic consequences of the 2019 Japan-South Korea trade dispute are already
becoming apparent. S&P Global Ratings has warned that it will disrupt
global supply chains, leading to potential global economic damage. However, both
East Asia Compass
Japan's 2019 Defence White Paper and the Contest for Southeast Asia
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 16 Oct, 2019 · #5625 · Commentary · Column
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 explicitly i...
Left Wing Extremism
Urban Maoism: Concerns and Cautions
Rajat Kumar Kujur · 15 Oct, 2019 · #5624 · Commentary
On 10 September
2019, the residence of an Associate Professor at Delhi University, Dr Hany
Babu MT, was raided by the Pune police for over six hours in connection with
the Bhima Koregaon violence case. His laptop, cell phones, two booklets ...
In Context: Singapore's Decision to Boost the RSN's Operational and Combat Capabilities
Bahauddin Foizee · 26 Sep, 2019 · #5623 · Commentary
As the Pacific waters are increasingly
becoming unstable geopolitically, the city-state of Singapore is focusing more
on strenghtening its naval capabilities in order to protect its interests in
the regional waters. With the aim of withstanding...
It’s Still a Stalemate in the LWE Hotbed
Bibhu Prasad Routray · 18 Sep, 2019 · #5622 · Commentary · Column
insurgencies tend to negotiate. Such decision may be a tactic to buy time,
defer defeat, protect their leaders and cadres, or simply to salvage whatever
little is possible in a war that these armed movements have no hope of winning.