East Asia Compass by Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra
  • South Korea-North Korea: A New Version of Engagement
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    06 Jun, 2017   ·    5291
    On 9 May 2017, Moon Jae-in was elected as the new President of South Korea. The elections happened after the impeachment of the previous conservative President Park Geun-hye. It was almost certain that the Democratic Party candidate would ...
  • Trump’s North Korea Policy: Regional Implications
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    01 May, 2017   ·    5279
    US President Donald Trump has displayed an inconsistent and dangerous approach towards North Korean provocations, prompting even Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to advise restraint. This is because the consequences of a major conflic ...
  • Park Geun-hye's Impeachment and South Korean Foreign Policy
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    04 Apr, 2017   ·    5260
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye was impeached by the National Assembly on 9 December 2016. There were thirteen charges against her; these included bribery, influence peddling, and dereliction of duty. On 10 March 2017, the Constituti ...
  • US Tactical Nukes in the Korean Peninsula?
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    06 Mar, 2017   ·    5242
    On 4 March 2017, The New York Times reported that the US national security deputies discussed the option of redeploying tactical nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula. The expressed purpose was to give North Korea a ‘dramatic warn ...
  • Forecast 2017: East Asia
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    06 Feb, 2017   ·    5232
    Among others, at present, the East Asian theatre could be characterised by two key distinctions. First, with Donald Trump as the US president, regional politics is led by a squad of ‘aggressive’ leaders. The leadership in each ...
  • Japan-China Contestation in 2017
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    10 Jan, 2017   ·    5221
    2017 is set to be a consequential year for East Asia in general and Japan-China contests in particular. Beijing and Tokyo's growing assertive postures would continue in 2017 and it is likely that the Japan-China contestation in the re ...
  • PM Modi’s Visit to Japan: Prospects and Prudence
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    08 Nov, 2016   ·    5171
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Japan, 11-12 November 2016, is eagerly awaited in India for an almost certain civil nuclear deal between the two countries. This would be an important achievement, as until now ...
  • Future of the TPP and the US' Pivot to Asia
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    04 Oct, 2016   ·    5146
    In the first round of the presidential debates in the US, it became certain that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is still far from being realised. While the Republican candidate, Donald Trump reiterated his opposition to the TPP ...
  • Russia’s Overtures in East Asia
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    05 Sep, 2016   ·    5119
    The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) was held in Vladivostok, Russia, on 2 September 2016, a day before the G-20 Summit Meet in Hangzhou, China It was attended by the Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the S ...
  • China’s Game on North Korea
    Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra   ·    02 Aug, 2016   ·    5092
    It was a strange moment of diplomacy in Laos when North Korea tried to bring about a revision in the chairman’s statement issued at the 23rd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). The statement was issued on 27 July after the conclusion of the ...
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