East Asia Compass
China and the Trump-Kim Summit: Beijing's Looming Influence
Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra · 11 Jun, 2018 · #5479 · Commentary · Column
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 leader K...
Disruptive Technologies and Future Naval Warfare
Vijay Sakhuja · 11 Jun, 2018 · #5478 · Commentary · Column
Myanmar's Military and the Rohingya Crisis
Roshni Kapur · 11 Jun, 2018 · #5477 · Commentary
Rohingya have fled from their homeland in Rakhine, Myanmar, whenever there has
been an eruption in violence. Approximately 700,000 Rohingyas are currently living
in Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar district ever since fleeing the latest outbreak of...
Bangladesh and Nuclear Power: Significance for India
Tarika Rastogi · 01 Jun, 2018 · #5476 · Commentary
The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Bangladesh has the potential to re-energise India-Russia cooperation and significantly enhance India's geopolitical clout and standing in the nuclear community. The RNPP (whose construction began in 2013) ...
Sri Lanka and the World: Whither Political Prudence?
Asanga Abeyagoonasekera · 01 Jun, 2018 · #5475 · Commentary · Column
There is piercing hopelessness for the future when listening to certain political rhetoric in Sri Lanka. The International Workers Day, a day to remember workers...
Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Geopolitics and Financial Unipolarity
Ambassador KP Fabian · 22 May, 2018 · #5474 · Commentary
On 8 May 2018, US President Donald Trump, true to his style and ...
What Motivates India and Vietnam to Cooperate?
Arushi Vig · 21 May, 2018 · #5473 · Commentary
India and Vietnam recently signed a three-part deal that includes nuclear cooperation, agriculture and trade, and economic association. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in 2018 to strengthen cooperation in the atomic energy field...
Modi’s Nepal Visit: More Drama than Substance
Pramod Jaiswal · 17 May, 2018 · #5472 · Commentary
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a two-day visit to Nepal on 11-12 May. No Indian prime minister had visited Nepal in an official capacity in almost two decades, until Prime Minister Modi, who has been to the country thrice in four years. ...
Two Decades After Shakti: India's Nuclear Policy
Sheel kant Sharma · 16 May, 2018 · #5471 · Commentary
Sino-Indian Atmospherics and the Wuhan Summit
Siwei Liu · 16 May, 2018 · #5470 · Commentary
The Xi-Modi summit in Wuhan in the end of April has drawn much attention in the international community with some claiming it may prove a turning point in Sino-Indian relations. Its significance however lies in transforming the overly emotional at...