East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
  • China-South Korea Ties: Implications for the US Pivot to Asia
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    08 Sep, 2015   ·    4909
    A Victory Day Parade in Beijing was organised on 3 September 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in which one of the most important spectacles was the top leaders of China, Russia and South Korea waving to ...
  • Many ‘Pivots to Asia’: What Does It Mean For Regional Stability?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    03 Aug, 2015   ·    4903
    The US President Barack Obama announced his new strategy for the Asia-Pacific - ‘pivot to Asia’ - in 2011. It was also called ‘strategic rebalancing’ which emphasised that the US was ‘here to stay’ to a ...
  • On the 10th Anniversary of the East Asian Summit
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    08 Jul, 2015   ·    4897
    In November 2015, the tenth anniversary of the East Asian Summit (EAS) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The last ten years of the EAS has been less than satisfactory in bringing together the 18 member countries on important issues ...
  • Implications of Modi’s Three-Nation Tour in East Asia
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    02 Jun, 2015   ·    4883
    To understand and evaluate the outcomes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s East Asian tour of China, Mongolia and South Korea, it would be useful to separate them into at least three domains: popular, economic, and security-strategic ...
  • Shinzo Abe: Changing his Stance?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    08 May, 2015   ·    4870
    In the latter half of April 2015, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barak Obama. There were some speculations that he may change his course of being unapologetic on the Japanese ...
  • South Korea: US THAAD or Chinese AIIB?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    06 Apr, 2015   ·    4857
    It is not an easy choice for South Korea to decide about participating in two initiatives, one spearheaded by the US and the other by China. The US insists on South Korea joining its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, whi ...
  • Russia and North Korea: Replaying Old Games
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    02 Mar, 2015   ·    4842
    It has been announced that Kim Jong-un will be participating in the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II, to be held in Russia in May 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean lea ...
  • Japan-South Korea: Antagonism Despite Alignment
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    02 Feb, 2015   ·    4824
    On 29 December 2014, Japan and South Korea concluded a military intelligence-sharing agreement related to the North Korean nuclear and missile programmes. It is a three-way pact in which the US is the connecting party. The negotiations be ...
  • IPCS Forecast: East Asia in 2015
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    21 Jan, 2015   ·    4818
    This edition of the IPCS Column, 'East Asia Compass', is the precis of a larger document titled 'East Asia in 2015', published under the IPCS Forecast 2015 series.  Click here to read the full report . ...
  • China-North Korea: Reasons for Reconciliation
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    06 Jan, 2015   ·    4796
    On the occasion of the third death anniversary of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on 17 December 2014, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a special message to the North Korean embassy in Beijing. The Chinese President underlined the signif ...
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